Rudolf De Crignis

Last Chance: Rudolf de Crignis

The New York Times
June 13, 2008

RUDOLF DE CRIGNIS: ‘PAINTINGS FROM 1992 TO 2006’ Until his death at age 58 in 2006, Mr. De Crignis was quietly proving that the old dog of monochrome painting could be taught some new tricks. With layers of delicately applied colors that form soft, shifting fields of blue, green or gray while hovering ambiguously between matter and light, his work celebrates the unalterable mutability of experience. In this it reminds us that every second counts. Peter Blum Chelsea, 526 West 29th Street, (212) 244-6055, peterblumgallery.com; closes on Saturday.

Roberta Smith