Joseph McNamara

FLOAT PLATFORM #4 DOES NOT REPLY (SUNDOWN)
1997
Oil on panel
30x38"

“Joseph McNamara frames the haze of sundown through the strict geometry of a dry dock. Fading light in the distance is captured in pale pinks and violets that weave, deepened and enriched, through the bedarkened greens and blues of the foreground structure. It is a more sophisticated excursion into the uses of color than the bravura exuberance of Brian Rutenberg’s “Until 2” (2002) that hangs nearby. For all its palette-knifed dash, Rutenberg’s kaleidoscopic charm is ultimately less satisfying than McNamara’s quieter, more deliberate analysis of his motif.”

From an article by Maureen Mullarkey first published in The New York Sun, August 26, 2004

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    West 20th Street NYC 1997