Little things, Alex Katz

Lauren Henkin of Tilted Arc posts on the intimate pleasure of viewing a new exhibition of small pantings by Alex Katz at Peter Blum Gallery
In an interview with Jane Freilicher, Katz said this about why he uses nature as a subject, “The combination of forms and light in the landscape produces a rush of feeling which translates into the painting. When I have stopped painting on a landscape which is usually a motif seen through my studio window I go outside and I am always amazed by how much more is pouring over my head.”

Alex Katz, ‘Homage to Monet 5, 2009′, oil on board. Courtesy the artist and Peter Blum Gallery, New York.

Alex Katz, ‘Night Light, 2005′, oil on board. Courtesy the artist and Peter Blum Gallery, New York.

Alex Katz, ‘Tree 2, 2011′, oil on board. Courtesy the artist and Peter Blum Gallery, New York.

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