by Walter Robinson
Beautiful June brings summer to the city, slumber and exodus and delicious heat. The heat that fills the paintings of the much-missed actor and artist Bill Rice
(1931-2006), now on view at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects
in the Schlesinger Gallery
on East 73rd Street (SHFAP’s last appearance there, before relocating somewhere downtown), throbs with the gritty atmosphere of the old Lower East Side, and with the aching human passion that shadowed those tense nights.