print

The New Yorker

SAM REVELES
 

 

Up close, Reveles’s canvases look as gestural as a child’s scrawls on a chalkboard, suggesting denser versions of Cy Twombly’s epic paintings. Step back, though, and the webbed networks of lines coalesce into monochrome compositions in bright red, blue, and purple. The titles-“Seneca,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Indian Roman”–don’t give much away, though the deep-hued canvases conjure the desert of El Paso where the artist lives and works. Look around the edges and you can see the original colors on which his forest of marks have been laid down.

Through Feb. 5. (CRG, 535 W. 22nd St. 212-229-2766.)