Art stalwart and anti-fascist Juan Genovés, once jailed over a protest poster, has 20-ish new acrylic paintings on the “individual” and the “multitude,” on view now. These bird’s-eve views pluck swarms of people away from the buildings and streets that normally guide said swarming. Instead, like so many little ants, they are pulled towards something much more abstract, an internal mechanism that leads them here, there and there, there.
These invisible forces — of conformity? social unity? — are expressed in lines of paint, square dribbles and round splashes, and the tiny people scramble to get some. See the work at Juan Genovés: Recent Paintings, Jan 11 – Feb 11, Marlborough Gallery, NYC