Sunday, June 16, 2013

Pre-Break Hudson, Chelsea Dash

A few weeks ago Raggedy Ann's Foot showed Kylie Heidenheimer's studio, much of the work of which is now on view at Galerie Gris, Hudson, NY. See the peonies inset by a wall of works from 2009 (and in the rear of the gallery, the new painting Flame). Hudson was redolent with peonies this week!
as well as paintings...

A new favorite.
This week also brought a wonderful studio visit discussion with painter Beth Gilfilen. See her work here: Gilfilen.

As well as the Jack Goldstein exhibition at the Jewish Museum. His late paintings, unfortunately not shown on the Jewish Museum site, really have me thinking. A Cal Arts faculty member, Jack Goldstein was a lead participant in the Pictures generation. His work reifies the term Pictures in the most immediate way, literally transcribing media images via hired hands, including those of Ashley Bickerton's, within research-based work that sought to merge painting and technology. Its imagery carries profound resonance with digital culture and unnatural disasters in the 'aughts, exemplified by images of explosions, lightning and fog. There is an interesting interview with one of his then-assistants that goes into some detail about how the paintings were made, and some of the books Goldstein read. That link is here: About Jack Goldstein

Jane Corrigan's paintings in I Am The Magic Hand, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., curated by Josephine Halvorsen.

Corrigan's paintings have the feeling of Goya's tapestry and chapel paintings.

Pour of another order--Carmelle Safdie

Lisa Milroy--these share spatial resonance with Alexi Worth's paintings, below--space like a photogram

Tour de Force: "Between Two" by Paula Wilson made in collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum: literally a fabric painting

Allison Katz paintings on shelves by Liudvikas Buklys

Jasper Johns-like profiles hover near the cabbages. There are 8 or so of these delicate, light-handed works.

Alexi Worth at DC Moore

The wine is painted like velvet

A motif from the previous show in 2011

Weird, net-like imprints and some paintings are made on a transparent scrim

New to Worth and a beautiful surprise. The image is painted on the transparent, net-like surface, which works like a Benday dot would have in Lichenstein's organizing pattern that dissolves as much as coheres.

At Luhrig Augustine, Philip Taaffe's screenprinted paintings. This one boasts a background fade and Op elements that keep working on the eye, more in person than in photo.

Susan Bee at Accola Griefen. The full show can be viewed here: Accola Griefen

There was a poetry reading at the time I was there, so focused on the portraits in the back room not the landscapes in the front room, where the crowd was gathered. Here, see the wrinkles of a bent arm form a pattern--funny

A wonderful painting, my favorite in the show: a couple amidst animated atmosphere and a log-like, fabric-like couch...Bee, who traveled recently to Vienna, absorbed Klimt's wild patterns and the way they engulf his protagonists.
Off to see David Gibson's curated show at Station Independent Projects, Pocket Utopia and Lesley Heller Workspace. Then time offline and away to paint. Happy Summer.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Was Time to Break, Then BOS!

Jodie Manasavet's work at Bushwick Open Studios

Soft touch, like Bonnard, one of her favorites

Simultaneous contrast and texture

More recent work:the color is better in person. Bonnardian to the core.

Jeanne Tremel--one of two gorgeous works on paper.

Tremel's wall installation--a painting unto itself. She does not paint from these, rather, they play the role of another kind of painting.

More Tremel. This work has its own logic and terms.

Tremel painting on paper. The ability to remain open-ended...

A pilllow work. She incorporates little cloth pillows in her work.

Elliot Markel: new sculpture.

Plaster, encrusted in the netting. Markel works in Maine and, well, Bushwick.

Some fabulous paintings of Maine.

Elliot Markel sculpture. Like Tremel, work with a logic unique to itself. I think of fishnet, shells, the detritus seen walking on shore, little sea animals...

Parallel Art Space. What I Like About You. Organized by Julie Torres. Look at this Valerie Brennan painting!

Paired paintings: Yadir Quintana, Sean Montgomery (thanks Anne Russinof). Click for more about What I Like About You.

Identified by Anne Russinof on FB as Karl Bielik on left and Henry Samelson on right.

Again, Russinof on the job: Lael Marshall on left and Erin Lawlor on right.

Cynthia Lin, 1717 Troutman.

April Childers--oversized underpants. 1717 Troutman.



Artist at 1717 Troutman.

Alison Evans? at 1717 Troutman.

Funny links to Matta, Jon Pylypchuck.

A quiet walk down tree-lined streets to wrap up the day at Norte Maar.

Leslie Kerby's Portrait of Fern, which gets Fern's personality so well! Look at that lovely shape!

Maria Calandra, a moodier side of Fern...Fern as a mountain.

Daniel Wiener, Leslie Kerby and in front, Wendy Klemperer. I also visited Klemperer, Cindy Tower and another artist (before breaking out the iPhone).


Today's Bushwick sojourn began on Van Eyck St. at Debbie Brown's new studio and gallery destination, Ten Eyck (Read more here) (again, before breaking out the iPhone). From Ten Eyck, onward to Rock St., curated by Debbie Brown and Lesley Heller. The private street is owned by Boar's Head and opened for the BOS weekend. Yellow sculpture, Emily Wieskopf, behind (green) Carol Salmanson.

Rock St. was a fantastic show of large sculpture. Ben Godward seen here.

Overview of Rock St.