Janet Werner: “Zero Eyes” @ Esther Massry Gallery [Get Visual]

The painter with one of her works. All other images are oil on canvas by Janet Werner.
Artist Janet Werner with one of her paintings.

Review by David Brickman

Regular readers of this blog know I rarely run a negative review. There are several reasons for this, the main one being that I write about art to build enthusiasm for it, not to knock it down. Usually, if I see something I’m not keen on, I will just let it go. But there are times that something falls short, and I feel it must be pointed out. You can tell this is going to be one of those times – but always remember, my opinion is nothing compared to each viewer’s personal response to the art – and I urge you always to seek your own experience.

So “Zero Eyes,” the current exhibition of paintings by Janet Werner, on view at the College of Saint Rose’s Esther Massry Gallery through Sunday, December 6, is not my cup of tea. Why don’t I like it? Tough question! But I’ll do my best to explain…

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