Out in Left Field



Nine paintings by Nicholas Krushenick are on display at Garth Greenan Gallery through January 7, 2017. Krushenick, who died in 1999, favored a bright, bold style, commingling pop art with abstract expressionism, minimalism, and any other number of -isms. He relished the chance to defy categorization: “They don’t know where to place me. Like I’m out in left field all by myself. And that’s just where I want to stay.” In 1965, he contributed to The Paris Review’s print series.

Nicholas Krushenick, United Color Kit, 1967, acrylic on canvas, 50″ x 40″.


Silver Bubble Queen, 1969, acrylic on canvas, 85″ x 78″.

Honeysuckle, 1966, acrylic on canvas, 84″ x 72″.

Pussy Galore on a Sunday, 1964, acrylic on canvas, 84″ x 70″.

100 Watt, 1971, acrylic on canvas, 60″ x 50 1/4″.

Invisible Ice, 1969, acrylic on canvas, 50 1/4″ x 40 1/4″.


Five Silver Dogs, 1969, acrylic on canvas, 84″ x 74″.

Chicken Bus, 1971, acrylic on canvas, 50″ x 40″.

Silver Liner, 1969, acrylic on canvas, 72″ x 60″.