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Alyssa Greenberg reviews All Black on the artblog

Explorations of monochrome — All Black at Gallery Joe: The artists of All Black, currently on view at Gallery Joe, may not work in all black all the time, but their collective strength indicates a variety of approaches and experimentation with monochrome. Astrid Bowlby, N. Dash, Roland Flexner, Kristin Holder, Xylor Jane, Jill O’Bryan, Mark Sheinkman, Allyson Strafella, and Jorinde Voigt are the artists included in the show. The use of line isn’t as common a presence in the works as one might expect; rather, field, form, and texture are much more prominent across the board. There is a rich variety of techniques on display, ranging from those employing chance and instinct to those heavily reliant on meticulous calculation.