Sue Scott Gallery

Critic's Pick

Jerry Saltz
New York Magazine, December 2009

I've seen three excellent artists emerge since the start of the new century: Cyprien Gaillard, Leidy Churchman, and now Josephine Halvorson. This show of Halvorson's small, burningly yearning paintings of simple shelves, statues, and stoves, conjures the mighty spirits of Chardin, Morandi, William Nicholson, and Shaker furniture. Her paint is creamy, worked over but never overworked; her ability to get objects to leave the everyday world is ethereal. She's showing us new directions in the ancient field of realistic rendering.