"Larry Wolhandler’s paintings are totally, deliberately, almost delicately abstract. Are they windows with carefully balanced, almost anti-compositional panes? No, you cannot look through these frontal planes. Through the use of pastel yellows and pinks and subtle, soft, sanded-down surfaces, the flat rectangles seem to be emitting light. Wolhandler’s wonderful paintings -- and the related works on paper -- are serene and luxurious. They are as much about touch as they are about color and light. Is that their secret? Yes, they are color, light, and touch, made whole."