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Dinah McClintock

Review: MOCA GA’s “Creecy: A Survey of Major Paintings” makes the painter’s painter accessible

Entering the expansive space of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia’s Educational Resource Center, I felt instantly immersed in Herbert Creecy’s lifelong “love affair” with painting. Jackson Pollock famously explained that he painted his unstretched canvases on the floor because he felt “more at ease [and] nearer, more a part of the painting since this way I can … literally be in the painting.” Like Pollock, Creecy lived painting, and visitors to Creecy: A Survey of Major Paintings, at MOCA GA through Aug 20, 2016 can experience the artist’s intense and passionate engagement with paint....