The Wild One, by Jerry Saltz, Artnet Magazine, November 5, 2007

 

 The Wild One, by Jerry Saltz, Artnet Magazine, November 5, 2007, Steven Parrino, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn

Installation view of Steven Parrino at Gagosian Gallery

“It took me 20 years to get Steven Parrino’s work. From the time I first saw his art, in the mid-80s, I almost always dismissed it as mannered, Romantic, formulaic, conceptualist-formalist heavy-metal boy-art abstraction. But thanks to a very large survey of his work in no fewer than seven of Gagosian’s handsome Madison Avenue galleries, I’ve come around. Yes, he is mannered and repetitive, but that’s on purpose. He’s an important bridge to a subsequent generation of mostly male artists, including Banks Violette, Terence Koh, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Dash Snow and Nate Lowman. And the fact of his death at 46, in 2005, means it’s a complete body of work…”