I’m fascinated to see the Harvey Quaytman show at McKee Gallery; I’ve only ever seen a couple of his paintings in person, and the range here is great. The painting above, Kufikind, 1970, is one of the earliest in the show.
There’s also a group/series of square paintings from the 1980s and ’90s that have on a cross format. On the screen they feel a bit like Peter Halleys, variations on a set geometry. But there are plenty of other types of work that seem to prevent any one type of painting from becoming a Halley-like Quaytman brand.
Harvey Quaytman at McKee Gallery, Feb 19 – Mar 22, 2014 [mckeegallery.com]