Over the past four decades, Larry Wolhandler has been making paintings that explore and challenge conventional assumptions of the abstract minimalist cannon as it relates to beauty, design, and artistic subjectivity. His new paintings continue to celebrate the deconstruction process of composition, as well as revel in the distortion of accurate applications. Thick, messy, rectangular areas are sprayed or hand painted in enamels and juxtaposed with delicately refined ones. Penciled and penned lined boundaries are proposed only to be discredited with sprayed overlapping color fields and attempted failed erasures. The new works contain plenty of scaffold-like structure, while perpendiculars appear happenstance and straight lines at times veer off with slightly uncomfortable angles. The use of various masking tapes, T-squares, and sanding machines reveal their marks and are exposed in the painting's history. Wolhandler enjoys the process of painting and all the struggle it takes to reduce compositional elements. It is in observing the informal formalist components of his paintings that we discover his real mastery in the exposing of subtle negative space. We can imagine him working like a mad scientist-architect who's determined to convince us that his plans to build in the 4th dimension are entirely possible. The more we look, the more we're inclined to believe him…the void is alive.