EXUBERANT Weiner’s Rectangles.

Doris Weiner's Rectangles is a series of nine circular discs plus one amoeba-shaped panel arrayed along the walls in a corner of the gallery. They're painted with Pollock-like lines and what looks like etched spackle producing designs that resemble microscope slides. It's exuberant stuff that might remind you of how painters returned to color and expressionism in the 1970s and '80s after the peak of Minimalism and Conceptualism's dematerialization of art. And like those vintage pieces, these paintings may leave you craving something a bit more controlled. What's more interesting is how the discs sit flat against the walls or project out into space. The amoeba panel projects off the wall and hides red, green, and yellow neon lights glowing behind it. Probably more colors than needed but, really, can you ever have too much neon?

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