Gerhard Richter once remarked about the color grey: “It makes no statement whatever; it evokes neither feelings nor associations: it is really neither visible nor invisible. Its inconspicuousness gives it the capacity to mediate, to make visible, in a positively illusionistic way, like a photograph. It has the capacity that no other colour has, to make ‘nothing’ visible.” Enter Amy Feldman who employs the inconspicuous grey in a play with figure and ground on a series of new large square canvases. In “Goofy Gloom”, the artist plants large white bulbous shapes against a grey nothingness, demonstrating Richter’s “positively illusionistic way”. Other times she reverses figure and ground with thick, energetic brushstrokes. In one particularly fetching work, Feldman starts out one way and midway-through impulsively changes course.  Fluid, graceful, and highly seductive, Feldman’s forms are poetic musings on nothingness and the enchantment of illusion. At James Cohan through June 4.