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21 Jul 2020

Francine Tint: After a Dream

Chase Young Gallery

Reviewed by Diane Novetsky

Many painters claim to be colorists. For Francine Tint, color is her raison d'etre. This venerable New York artist is known for her acerbic hues and fierce gestures applied in thick strokes of acrylic gel. Her exhibit at Chase Young showcases the range of color within her oeuvre of lyrical abstraction while challenging the eye.

Homage to Miro (2017), a low-keyed beauty, hangs in the rear of the gallery, but demands attention with a smoldering field of metallic gray. Nearby, Sundance (2020), an ovoid explosion of fuchsia with touches of sienna and ivory, exposes the raw canvas ground in each of the corners.

Two standouts, Magic Carpet and Indian Summer (both 2018) hold court in center stage. Magic Carpet is dramatically bisected down the center by a crisp black bar overlapped by bold rectangles of pale yellow and green-gold. Indian Summer, a panoramic dance, is painted in sweeping transparent stains of smoky gray, pale teal and fleshy pinks. A looping black line keeps rhythm.

Exhibition Francine Tint: After a Dream
Start date 18 May 2020
End date 15 Aug 2020 (42 days ago)
Presenter Chase Young Gallery link
Venue 450 Harrison Ave, No. 57, Boston, MA, USA map
Image Francine Tint, Sundance, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 39 x 56 inches, courtesy of Chase Young Gallery
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