In the Washington City Paper, Kriston Capps reports on Matthew Langley’s first solo show at the DCArts Center. “Langley gets points for audacity. His paintings draw easy comparisons to a host of latter-day abstract-expressionist titans, from Agnes Martin and Sean Scully. Make no mistake, Langley courts those comparisons�his emphasis on the grid places him squarely within that Lacanian camp that finds the sublime through repetition, variation, and trauma. It�s a dangerous proposition�Langley risks being derivative�yet in several respects his work proves to be more recidivist than redux.” Read more.
�Matthew Langley: Paintings + Paperworks,� curated by J.W. Mahoney. District of Columbia Arts Center, DC. Through Feb. 17.