BY THE INDEPENDENT | JAN 19, 2022
75 Years of Self-Portraits
“Paul Resika: Self-Portraits, 1946-2021” is showing at Bookstein Projects, 60 East 66th St. in New York City, through Feb. 25.
Resika is perhaps best known for his color-field paintings of Outer Cape landscapes often occupied by figures. But the iconic Provincetown painter has long expressed the landscape of the mind through self-portraits.
The show presents Resika throughout the decades: from the youthful romanticism of his early work at age 18, to his tangled shock of white hair and beard at 93. The show contains references from throughout art history, but what is consistent is the intensity of Resika’s presence, the vibrancy of his color, and the fluidity of his line.