It seems like a beautiful juxtaposition: one painter, in his mid-80’s, and another, her just 30, both having their first NYC museum shows at the same time, at the same place. Peter Saul, the dazzingly bold poltical humorist and Jordan Casteel, the brilliant humanist, are both showing at the New Museum in NYC this Spring, but the comparisons pretty much stop here. Both are wonderful painters, but Casteel’s moment seems to have arrived, where her talent to document and portray the lives of people she have lived around; whether in Harlem, at Yale, Rutgers, her ordinary day-in-the-life scenes are anything but. They are alive and almost serenely electric, in the vein of Alice Neel or Kerry James Marshall before her. 

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