Installation view of the exhibition, Josh Smith: Emo Jungle, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2019.
Installation view of the exhibition, Josh Smith: Emo Jungle, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2019.
Installation view of the exhibition, Josh Smith: Emo Jungle, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2019.
"The striations of the Reaper’s cloak are like riffs on Washington Color School stripes."
The New Yorker, review by Peter Schjeldahl
May 13, 2019

"Josh Smith, the 'What, me worry?' cavalier of painterly jazz, keeps 'em coming with well over a hundred fast, loose, hot-colored canvases—even Smith's blues smolder—and about a dozen gawky ceramic sculptures of traffic cones...A frieze of fifty-five pictures puts a vaguely heraldic turtle motif through changes of attack and pattern, from frenziedly visceral to near-doily-like precious."

Read the full review in The New Yorker

Image: Installation view, Josh Smith: Emo Jungle, David Zwirner, New York, 2019