|Jim Lee, form a strong group show at Edward Thorp: Painting Advanced.|
What on earth is this magical concoction?
|Jim Lee, Detail|
|Andrew Spence, one of several, beautiful paintings that with an economy of means create bracing optical illusions.|
|Andrea Belag's sweeping gestures evoking spaces of the mind. |
Edward Thorp's site has lovely images of these paintings.
|Rachel Malin, an artist new to me. Her work initially recalls Amy Feldman's.|
|This is a particularly wonderful Malin, two systems merging as one. In Thorp's front room, to left.|
|Gary Stephan. Clear, direct latticework of the brush--makes you feel it through your body.|
|Al Held at Cheim and Read. The sheer scale of this work is invigorating, also vertiginous.|
|The abundance of paint and odd cropping of letter forms feel immediate and germane.|
|Susanna Heller at Magnan Metz. Drawings show her process of building mark to evolve images.|
|Susanna Heller, painting from her show Phantom Pain, which she identifies not only as an |
affliction suffered by her husband, but also society in general.
|Walls of drawings: hospital drawings and ....|
|There is a beautiful article by Oliver Sacks in the NY Review of Books on hallucination,|
which speaks about phantom pain.
|The hand reveals the anguish as well of the joy of being alive.|
|Heller has said she puts paint down, like a step on the ground (she is an avid walker, logging huge distances across the city)|
|Behind the desk at Magnan Metz. Susanna Heller: a beautiful show.|
This painting is a small summary of the acuteness that resides in fully present experience.
|Barkley Hendricks at Jack Shainman, his first with the gallery.|
I saw his epic exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, in 2008.
What a shape-maker! Crazy compositions, inspired by the Italian Baroque.
|For some time, Hendricks has focused on Jamaican and other landscapes where he travels and paints. |
The newer, figurative works as above, reveals a shift in technique from the earlier figure paintings.
|Hendrick's love for shoeswas also apparent in the Studio Museum show.|
|The figures appear less clarified, more scumbled as a result of increased use of a heavier, |
gloss medium, but the love of local detail carries through.
|Detail--Hendricks can be so precise.|
|Barkley Hendricks Landscape|
|Their basic shapes contain more paint handling and detail than one initially imagines.|
|Mary Jones. Front Porch Dreamer, 2012. oil, feathered wallpaper, spray enamel on canvas, 11 x 14 inches.|
|Another Mary Jones, 2012, with Swarkovsky crystals, roughly the same size as above. Wish I'd seen these.|