Paul Resika, Interior, 2011, Oil on canvas, 22 x 18 inches. (BP#5784)

By David Cohen

It is clear that at every stage in his stylistically peripatetic career, whether in a daringly provincial geometric abstraction from 1947 or the atmospheric haze of his latest nature-inspired reveries, Paul Resika is an artist enthralled by balance. Fittingly, therefore, this diptych of a then and now show spread between Chelsea and Lower East Side venues has eight canvases each (with a few extras in spare rooms!) At Lori Bookstein, eight recent paintings, and at Steven Harvey, one from each of the veteran's decades of creativity.