Voice Choices

Tom Schmitt


The four orange squares in Quad (2005) are divided by a gray grid; the transition between the two colors is as smoothly elusive as the intersections of colored light in Dan Flavin’s fluorescent-tube sculptures. Although these small works are wrought with a computer and Epson printer, they convey a physicality that calls to mind Rothko’s mystical joins of oil paint. While tools and materials change, there’s no substitute for a patient eye, and Schmitt’s been a painter for more than 40 years. Unlike most images disgorged from circuitry nowadays, these have the imposing beauty that comes only from experience.

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. Starts: Sept. 24. Continues through Oct. 4, 2008