The New Yorker

February 28, 1994

Ellen Kozak at Carolyn J. Roy

by Valerie Steiker

A series of liquid, limpid landscapes of the Hudson River Valley. Each richly colored work has been carefully built up with eight to ten layers of oil paint. The results are almost aquatic, like underwater scenes. In “Wake,” amoebic loops of color— yellowish tan and plum brown—overlap and merge into mauve. Several watercolors, studies for some of the works, are also on display.

Wake, 1993

oil on panel

26" x 33"