Cut it out

By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 6, 2010

There were two small surprises. One was a sort of landscape in browns and grays by an artist I've never seen, Tia Bradbury (1910-2004), that quietly held the attention. The other was a tiny collage by Alex Katz from the mid-1950s of four little figures. It prefigures, I suppose, his ubiquitous hard-edge figure paintings, but has a sweetness rarely seen in his major work.

Ken Greenleaf can be reached atken.greenleaf@gmail.com.

"COLLAGE: PIECING IT TOGETHER" | through February 28 | at Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland | 207.775.6148

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