No Standards are Fixed, John Cronin

John Cronin's exhibition Standard Deviation at Green on Red Gallery is reviewed by John Yau for Hyperallergic.
Cronin’s paintings are a record of their coming into being, which links them to Abstract Expressionism. The difference — an important one — is that they convey no nostalgia for the so-called glory days of painting. In addition to being done on aluminum, they do not rely on gestural brushstrokes; the one big splash of poured white paint I saw in one painting was a solid puddle spreading into tentacles of insubstantiality, while evoking the harsh, ghostly light of computer screens. The artist further reinforces the connection to computers elsewhere in this painting through the use of artificial colors we associate with the web.

John Cronin, “Standard Deviation” (2012), oil on aluminium, 60 x 120 x 3 cm

John Cronin, “Standard Deviation” (2012), oil on aluminium, 60 x 120 x 3 cm

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