Artists Space


September 19 – October 17, 1981

TOM WOLF's representational works are painted on both sides of transparent plexiglas. On one side WOLF paints the image and on the other, translucent layers of color. At first glance, many of his paintings look like rectangles of solid color. On closer examination, however, the images on the reverse reveal themselves. WOLF developed this technique over a period of years. He is interested in making paintings that are simultaneously extremely flat and as illusionistic as possible. About this subject matter he says, "My subjects are drawn from my private life and personal feelings, in the hope that if I can honestly confront these, they will have a universal resonance."

Programming at Artists Space is partially supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.