PAPER 2011 at Janet Kurnatowski

Kazimira Rachfal, mu #3, 2011, 6 5/16 x 4 3/16 inches, paper on paper

For the second year, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in Brooklyn is presenting a wonderful sprawling exhibition of very small works on paper by 92 artists, including Margrit Lewczuk, Ron Gorchov, Chris Martin, Thornton Willis, and on and on. Installed salon style and very informally with most of the works simply tacked to the wall, this show offers one rich and intimate experience after another, as the viewer meanders from piece to piece around the space. Repeated viewing is rewarded as one keeps spotting little jewels that were missed the first time. The variety and quality of the work is astonishing, and reveals the ongoing vitality of contemporary abstract painting. This exhibition continues through February 13.

Installation view, clockwise from bottom left: Steven Alexander, Untitled P-13-10, 2010, 11 1/2 x 9 inches, acrylic on paper mounted on panel; Tim Casey, JV, 2010, 6 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, watercolor on paper; Kim Uchiyama, Untitled, 2007, 14 x 10 1/4 inches, watercolor on paper; Carrie Beckmann, Come On In, 2010, 9 x 11 inches, acrylic on paper

Joanne Freeman, Otranto, 2010, 9 x 12 inches, gouache, collage on paper

James Clark, Stink, 2011, 12 1/4 x 9 inches, phosphorescence, scrylic & sodium tetraborate on paper

William Holton, Untitled, 2010, 7 x 7 inches, oil on paper

Tim Casey, Lolita, 2010, 6 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, watercolor on paper