by Faye Hirsch, Art on Paper
These moody little prints are subtle and modest abstractions: intersecting brushes of modulated black and white and earth tones that intersect monumentally, á la Franz Kline; or, closer to Vanderveen’s home, like Bay Area Abstraction—but on a very tiny scale.
Kimetha Vanderveen, Untitled (2000) (fig. 6), a series of 17 monotypes in etching ink and oil paint. Each measures 6-3/8 x 9-7/8 in. or 5 x 8 in. (paper) and 2-3/4 x 1-3/4 in. or 1-3/4 x 1-3/4 in. (image), and was printed on Rives BFK or Somerset Satin paper by the artist at her studio in San Francisco.