Saturday, September 22, 2012

Chelsea 9/22/12
Wendy White at Leo Koenig - beautiful view of two great pieces (link to John Yau's review, above)

A knockout, even on iPhone--continuing White's fascination with graffiti using printed images with paint

Richard Phillips at Gagosian - necrophilia painting-the paint and images are DOA, in the sense that paint aims for print.

Phillips again.

And again.

Christian Maychack at Jeff Bailey: pouring paint on glass and peeling back, coupling this with wood in an idiosyncratic process

More Maychack

Two elegant pieces

a favorite; weirdness on the log image left, in the best sense

Maychack, exhibition view

Angela Dufresne at Monya Rowe - a lovely painting (spring and summer simultaneously)

She has a big show at CRG too that I couldn't see, but I enjoyed these lyrical and lovely smaller paintings

Thomas Hirshorn at Gladstone, another artist beside Serra who can induce a sensory swoon

Ralph Humphry - a knockout

Humphry again, at Gary Snyder - these are the two gorgeous paintings

Or maybe assemblage, with densely factured surface? Some of the paint looks opalescent. Humphry taught at Hunter; he passed away July 2012. Some of his works looked too overtly Imagist, but the enigmatic abstract paintings are superb.

Carolanna Parlato at Elizabeth Harris, look at that color and transparency!

Another beauty, going at opposites through staggered steps of color.

Other great shows seen today but not photographed:
Mernet Larsen at Vogt, 26th St.
Melanie Daniel at Asya Geisberg, 23rd St.
Omar Chacon at Thatcher, 23rd St.
Gregory Green at Anna Kustera, 21st St.
Tony Smith at Matthew Marks, 22nd St.
Chris Dorland at Winkleman, 27th St.
--think of a show with Dorland and Ellen Letcher!

Shows I still want to see:
Louise Fishman, Cheim and Reid
Thorp, Group show
Diana Al-Hadid, Boesky
Marnie Weber, Jancou
Jackson Pollock at Matthew Marks

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