Tomma Abts makes work with a purity of intent that is admirable.
The care and single-mindedness of her investigation give it strength. The possibility of extreme specificity is one of painting’s great abilities; one that is underused. The thinner you spread yourself the less likely you will do any one thing well. Abt’s precision and concentration make her paintings special, her works make no unnecessary claims and have few compromises. They look great and their modest scale and method of production are enormously pleasing.