Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cool Palettes at Bushwick Beat Nite

Todd Bienvenu's astounding Lynrd Skynrd painting at the promising new gallery Life on Mars at 56 Bogart

Ben Pritchard. Some artists in this inaugural show were featured at the National Arts Club exhibition Flight From Nature, curated by Fran O'Neill in early summer 2013 and documented on this blog, including O'Neill, Miah, Pritchard.

A painting hasn't felt so vertiginous since Karin Davie's first show at Fawbush in the 1990s. Believe this is James Gillespie.

Riad Miah's glass-like surface catching light...hard to portray on camera. Good company including Paul D'Agostino below, whose work looks great in this show--small, intense, marked paintings

Fran O'Neill, painter and one of the gallery masterminds, though painter Michael David, himself an accomplished artist, heads Life on Mars' curatorial direction. Look forward to seeing more of O'Neill's gestural work, which I also enjoyed at Flight From Nature.

On the other side of Bushwick at Outpost: Color Line curated by artist Rico Gatson. Here, from L to R back wall, Brooke Moyse, Siebren Viersteeg, Patrick Todd, and Liz Atzberger. In front, Elle Murphy sculptures.

Siebren Viersteeg, Ben Godward.

A favorite pairing: Rico Gatson and Tamara Zahaykevich

Zahaykevich - paper - this really looked good.

Gatson - photo - this also looked really good.


Detail - painted on a faux alligator like surface...tiny raised dots throughout

Viersteeg - monitor with shifting patterns responding to program commands.
Too busy ogling the fabulous David Humphrey and Michael Ryan Ford show, deftly curated by Deborah Brown, at Storefront Ten Eyck, to document...along with talking--the opening was packed.
Link to exhibition page at Storefront Ten Eyck

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