The Easel

Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist” at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Hilma Af Klint’s spiritualist paintings have enjoyed a huge revival. Will the same happen for the “spiritualist reveries” of Agnes Pelton? Pelton is linked not only to Af Klint but also Georgia O’Keeffe, given their shared love of desert imagery. Is she in the same league as these famous names? “Philosophical loopiness shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand when it comes to art”. Pelton’s best work “confirms Georgia O’Keeffe to be a drab hand”.