New Body of Work by Kansas-Born Max Cole at Haines Gallery in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Haines Gallery presents its eighth exhibition for New York artist Max Cole. Having refined her practice over a period of four decades, Cole has earned a reputation as a premier practitioner of reductive painting with a consistently and highly recognizable aesthetic. Employing a subtle palette of black, white, and shades of grey, this new body of work includes a selection of gem-like smallscale pieces as yet unseen here in San Francisco. From a distance, Cole’s works appear to be composed of simple bands of color. But upon closer inspection, these horizontal bands reveal intricate patterns of short, vertical hatch marks consisting of alternating colors. What at first appears devoid of the human hand reveals itself as an accumulation of subtle imperfections. The stripes seem to vibrate, at one moment alluding to foggy horizons or waving fields of grain, and in the next falling