The Jack Hanley Gallery in Tribeca is currently presenting the exhibition “Dog’s Dinner” a solo show of recent paintings by Johnny Abrahams. These two examples are from the “Elemental” series of work. Using a pallet knife, the artist applied a thick layer of black paint creating a linear textuality.
This Untitled canvas from 2022 features 3 rectangles each with the same curvi-linear cut away. Although at first they appear to be separate shapes there is a small connection between them.
Also Untitled from 2022, this canvas features two rectangles. One with a curved lower center corner and one with a curved upper central corner. This piece has order-2 rotational symmetry. Again, these two shapes have one place were they are subtly connected.Susan Happersett
This series of work juxtaposes the linear polygon with curved lines and positive space with negative