Dan Nadel is writer and curator based in Brooklyn.

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Tigers, Horses, and Stripes

Ellen Berkenblit: Jonesy, 2017

Ellen Berkenblit’s striking new paintings at Anton Kern Gallery are a riot of luminous colors. Each layer of paint reveals shapes and colors, both painted and sewn, as if simultaneously pre-existent and made anew. In other works, the layers within Berkenblit’s paintings seem to display the history of their own making.