Published: December 18, 2001
The Work of Richard Baker Exhibited at the Joan T. Washburn Gallery
NEW YORK CITY – The work of Richard Baker will be presented in the tenth exhibition of his still-lifes at the Joan T. Washburn Gallery, 20 West 57th Street. The consistent level of Baker’s elegant painting is reflected in the observations of critics who have written about his work since Baker’s first show at the Washburn Gallery in 1991.
David Bonetti wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle of June 23, 2001, that “although Baker is an obviously skilled painter, his work possesses an awkward, slightly off quality that is attractive and endearing. He worries his details, the edges where forms define themselves against the painting ground, for instance, into psychic significance. His ability to suggest the awkwardness we feel in the world makes his pictures modern, almost in spite of themselves.
“Baker, a New Yorker who has spent time in Boston and Provincetown, Mass., marches to his own drummer, ignoring most of arts breaking developments. But what can be a prescription for academicism has allowed Baker to hone his vision to the point where he can say just about what he means to say.”
For information, 212-397-6780. The show will run December 4 to January 26.
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