Anthony Falcetta at Rotenberg
Post #939 • January 16, 2007, 10:37 AM • 9 Comments
Anthony Falcetta has some serious, handsome work up at Judi Rotenberg. One can detect strains of the more biomorphic abstractions of Diebenkorn in them, to their credit, with about the same key on the palette. Falcetta gouges the paint with knives to make a linear texture, which he then repeats with strokes of paint, resulting in an impressive range of transparency and opacity, both actual and implied. Falcetta subscribes to the virtues of intuition and surprise in his working method, which comes through on the canvas as energetic shape-making. There's enough of a range of success to pick out favorites, but as a whole they display notable authority. The show runs through the 27th.