Theater: The Illusion of Change

When asked what he studied at Middlebury College in Vermont, Painter Alan Gussow answers: "American literature and the Vermont landscape." Now 30, Gussow still majors in landscapes and seascapes, and he achieves a rare blend of strength and delicacy. At times he seems to be rough with his subject. He dissects the land, shreds the sky, churns up the sea; yet instead of seeming shattered, his images take on new life. Gussow's first Manhattan show, at the Peridot Gallery, is one of the freshest of the season.

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