'Transcendence of medium'

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"Spiral'' (detail), (paint chips on paper), by (the late) Stacey Alickman, in her show "In memory: works by Stacey Alickman,'' at the Kingston Gallery, Boston, through May 28.

The gallery says the show "exemplifies a fascination with paint and free-flowing experimentation with additive and reductive techniques, sanding down layers of paint to allow for underpainting to come through, and building surface that speaks to the perception of texture rather than just texture itself. Often allowing the physical aspects of the paint to assert itself, Alickman conveys a transcendence of medium.''