Maxwell Hendler's monochromatic paintings, on view at Texas Gallery, are riveting. There's something almost primal in the appeal of his gleaming layers of rich color, achieved by pouring layers of colored resin over wooden panels. The resin Hendler uses is a highly unnatural material, the gorgeous, toxic stuff used to make surfboards. But his art hits you in a place that isn't about superficiality or stylishness. Yes, the work is glossy and, yes, it feels hip, but those... More >>>