As a huge fan of abstract art, I fell in love with two works at the current exhibition at Philips de Pury & Company’s uptown location. The exhibition, entitled Rorschach, “explores the images and the ideas behind the psychiatrist’s famed test.” The artists for the group show were selected because, like the Rorschach, they rely on viewers to interpret the meaning of their works when it appears there is none. The artist Philip Taaffe has two works on paper up for sale at the exhibition that were first shown at a solo show by the artist at Gagosian Gallery in 2010. Taaffe employs the paste-paper technique in these “floating pigment” works, and the result is intense, energetic movement across the canvas that is structured and geometric at the same time as it is free flowing. I was captivated by their bright colors and elaborate details.
The Philips exhibition is on view through the August 31.