Thomas Nozkowski at Russell Bowman

This is a great read. In reviewing Thomas Nozkowski's show at Russell Bowman, Chicago, John Yau finds a link between with an older painting by Phillip Guston. The essay is a tribute to slow process of looking and thinking that great painting requires.

Like Guston, Nozkowski, who doesn’t title his paintings and almost never mentions the sources of his work, wants to always be “at the beginning of seeing.”  This is one of the goals of his painting — to be true to the original experience and to reach that moment of seeing when all the names begin falling away.




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