Raw, adjective: 6. ignorant, inexperienced, or untrained: a raw recruit

Have you heard of Rolph Scarlett? Yeah, me neither.

That is, until I stopped right in my tracks before his work hanging in the window at the Weinstein Gallery down in Union Square last night. Striking stuff, mid-century abstractions, mostly geometric in style. The less-geometric stuff reminds me a lot of Kandinsky. Dude seems pretty obscure; he doesn't even have a Wikipedia entry. Apparently was a Canadian-born American artist, 1889-1984. Did a lot of theater set work, too.

Check it.

(This is Untitled, 1945)


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