Paul Rumsey, Scaffolding Head
Rumsey shows how many of the most subversive powers of art lay somewhere between the realist’s absolutist “view from nowhere” and the solipsistic self-referentiality of modernism. As a series of commentaries on the madness of greed, war, and environmental degradation, his body of work speaks to both the inner and outer turmoil facing contemporary society, and the subterranean sources from which they emerged. In the current political and artistic atmosphere, art that is neither purely abstract nor purely realistic is an act of resistance and defiance.
- “Art Review: Paul Rumsey”, B.D. Mitchell