March 6, 2014
GALLERYWilliam Bailey (Betty Cuningham Gallery, 541 West 25, up through Mar. 29). New canvases, plus a selection of earlier work, by the immensely subtle American still-life painter whom I described as follows in 2007: "Today Bonnard is widely acknowledged as the major master he always was, and Morandi and Diebenkorn seem well on the way to achieving similar recognition. William Bailey will likely prove a harder sell, not just because of the American obsession with 'cutting-edge' art but also because his paintings never raise their voice....They give nothing away: you must come to them." Do so (TT).
Posted March 6, 2014 7:39 PM