Walker Art Center

Why paint? Why not?

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LOWRY HILL — The big question ringing in the gallery where the Walker Art Center has assembled its first contemporary painting show in a dozen years is: Why paint?

Why paint now, when the digital revolution has opened up new modes of expression, when an artist with a brush might feel their knees buckle under the weight of painting’s history? Why abstract painting, in particular, when it’s already been through the wringer of postmodernism?

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