Mary Obering, Artist, New York City. Review: Art Picks of the Week. Los Angeles.


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LA WEEKLY Feb. 1992



Mary Obering at Jan Turner Gallery 1992

   For something completely different, go around the corner for the cool, elegant geometric but in no way minimal painting of New York artist Mary Obering. Obering renders her minimalist parades of concentric squares and rectangles with a rich, sensuous palette - a palette that includes sumptuous reds and blues, sour yellows, milky whites, silky blacks and, of all things, gold leaf, which Obering uses as much as any other color, making the sequences of rectangles that much more, and much more strangely, opulent. The eye finds itself at once recoiling from and luxuriating in Obering's seductive reductivism.

   Mary Obering is showing at Jan Turner, 9006 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood thru February 26.

Peter Frank


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