THE NEW YORK TIMES, FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1999
A Garden of Subjects, Materials and Styles Across New Jersey
By HOLLAND COTTER
Jersey City Museum
A second gallery showcases three New Jersey artists selected from the museum's slide registry. It includes Maria Lau's photographs of Cuba set in resonant clusters, Henry Sanchez's large paintings of Mexican wrestlers (Justin McCarthy would have flipped over their fantastic capes and masks) and Valeri Larko's realist paintings of the local urban landscape: a sepulchral brick power plant, a stand of rusting storage tanks and a Roman Catholic cemetery in Newark with a Budweiser sign looming overhead.
One can, incidentally, catch a glimpse of a building very like Ms. Larko's power plant from the window of the PATH train running between Jersey City and Manhattan. The sight, like the painting, is quietly impressive.
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