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Spencer Lewis Opens Harper’s Chelsea with Explosion of Color

Multi-media painter splashes large canvas in small new space

It’s impossible for art critics – at least for badly educated, unimaginative art critics – to view large format drip-based chaos paintings and not compare them to Jackson Pollock. But that type of facile Morley Safer-style “any monkey could make a painting like this” reaction instantly evaporates when confronted by the power of an inspired abstract artist.

Spencer Lewis, a young 40-something artist currently on display at Harper’s Gallery, is just such an artist.

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