Others embody intimations through abstraction or semiabstraction
This confusion aside, the assorted oils can be said to effectively (face-) lift cranial motifs from Otto Dix's 1924 cycle of etchings, Der Krieg (The War), yielding stylish semiabstractions
in stonewashed Day-Glo cyan, fuchsia, yellow, and emerald, arranged on dark, vertical, timberwall-like backgrounds.
The 2012 installment of the Whitney Biennial, with its emphasis on the handmade and crafted, was a signature event in this regard, and many of the works in this year's Greater New York, such as Robert Bordo's muted semiabstractions
, Gina Beavers's built-up paintings of animal meat and human bodies, and Kevin Beasley's concave relief of house dresses, would have felt at home in that exhibition.