"For proof that the galleries have become the new museums, look to the remarkable museum-quality three-show lineup now on view, through October, at Chelsea’s Paul Kasmin. In “The Enormity of the Possible,” at Kasmin’s 297 Tenth Avenue location, the independent curator Priscilla Vail Caldwell explores the intersections of the first generation of American Modernists with the later Abstract Expressionists, bringing together Milton Avery, Oscar Bluemner, Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, John Marin, Elie Nadelman, and Helen Torr, among others, with Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.”
— James Panero, September 12, 2017
The Critic's Notebook, New Criterion
There may be no greater joy than seeing the first generation of American modernists in Chelsea, where anything made before 1945 is pre-history, and the American modernists are the neglected Old Masters. “The Enormity of the Possible” gathers the best of them—the haunted forms of Elie Nadelman, the jazz syncopations of Stuart Davis, the moody mountainscapes of Milton Avery.
— James Panero, 2017
Gallery Chronicle, New Criterion
"The Enormity of the Possible"
curated by Priscilla Vail Caldwell
Paul Kasmin Gallery
297 Tenth Avenue, New York
September 7-October 28, 2017