WHEN THE PAINT DISAPPEARS
by Charlie Finch
In an interview with art historian Irving Sandler in the April number of the Brooklyn Rail
, Roberta Smith avers that her favorite art remains "the traditionally two-dimensional, painting and photography." Considering her assiduous attention over the years to performance and video art, Ms. Smith's sentiment may seem surprising, even conservative, but I would take her one step further and re-declare my love of paint.