At AS220's Project Space (93 Mathewson Street, Providence, through March 26), Pawtucket artist Amy Leidtke paints in the more currently familiar style of neo-Minimalism. They're fun, tricky paintings featuring the optical pyrotechnics of '60s Op Art (as in optical illusions). Horizontal canvases, like Katahdin, alternate crisp vertical stripes of soft pastel grays, purples, and blues. As the colors shift in tone or the patterns repeat, the stripes appear to pulse. Sometimes the paintings just seem like eye candy, but if you have the right sweet tooth, they become more interesting the more they appear to vibrate, the more the stripes become a buzzing mirage.

Read Greg Cook's blog at

< prev  1  |  2  | 
  Topics: Museum And Gallery , Gerhard Richter, Mark Bradford, Julian Schnabel,  More more >
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   EVOLVING PERSPECTIVES  |  July 23, 2014
    Somewhere around the 1950s, Florence Leif drastically changed her style.
  •   DOODLES, LIGHTS, AND DREAMS  |  July 16, 2014
    Gibson Prouty has found a muse — classic yellow pencils with pink erasers on the end.
  •   SEEING ANEW  |  July 09, 2014
    The aim of the RISD Museum’s eight newly renovated galleries for its permanent collection of fashion and Egyptian and Asian art seems to be “quiet contemplation.”
  •   BRIGHTNESS AND DARKNESS  |  June 25, 2014
    Constellations of mirror ball clouds dangle from the ceiling on pink cords at the center of the room and slowly rotate and sparkle. You’re invited to peer though weird, lumpy crystal-telescope-things.
  •   FIGHTING THE POWER  |  June 18, 2014
    It was around 1983 when Providence artist James Montford and a friend posed as photographers to check out the Ku Klux Klan rally in Norwalk, Connecticut.

 See all articles by: GREG COOK