A Beach Read for the Art Set in Bridgehampton
“Moving Targets: American Art From 1918 to 2012”By Jennifer Landes |
What’s the Frequency, Stanley?
The artist wins the day with his use of color, rich and vibrant, and his mastery of manipulating paint
Stanley Casselman rose to notoriety by responding to a challenge by Jerry Saltz, the provocative New York magazine art critic, but he remains a sought-after painter through his own process and creativity. His latest work is now on view at the Mark Borghi Fine Art gallery in Bridgehampton.
The challenge he answered and fulfilled was to make a work that looked like a Gerhard Richter painting. For Mr. Casselman, having worked with a squeegee himself, Mr. Richter’s style was almost second nature. In the end he made quite a few as part of the experiment, which evolved into a series or two. They ultimately achieved the effect of homage, but with a personal twist.