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"After a long, successful career as an abstract artist, in 1992 Jake Berthot moved to upstate New York and became a landscape painter. He lived there until the year of his death, 2014. And so Jake! at Betty Cuningham Gallery, an exhibition of 24 paintings and 10 works on paper, all with images of trees, is a marvelous record of his late style.


Normally modernists moved from depicting nature to doing abstractions. How, then, should we understand Berthot’s evolution which goes in the absolute reverse direction?"