Tuesday, April 30, 2019

I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet

Just go. I can't even talk. It's great, as was the last show, and I'm sure every show before that: Tom Uttech at Alexandre Gallery. Gallery Link

These drawings!

Blown out detail - Uttech
At Yares, a museum-level Frankenthaler survey not yet posted on their website. Don't let that stop you: just get there. Uttech's painted world is mysterious in a different way than Frankenthaler's; he bores in; she retreats. How she structures a painting remains both enigmatic and rigorous. Gallery Link



1950s - oil

Continuing the theme of great painting: Lucien Freud's appropriately titled Monumental at Acquavella.  Gallery Link

Weird late one--@ 2006

Also in the aughts--a shift in the paint handling around 2000.

1990s etching

Details - circling back to the 1996 masterpiece...

After seeing the above exhibitions, Daniel Heidkamp's Elevated States at Half Gallery came as a bit of a shock: the stylized shapes, the saturate color.
Gallery Link
After the scraped, pulled surfaces of Freud, these brushy paintings at first 'read' quick. 
But there's an insistent vision, involving finger forms.
They're good.
The stars compelling in this night landscape.
Full-dress deKooning survey at Mnuchin. Gallery Link

Truly brilliant, bravura landscape painting

Over and under, push and scrape!
Jointed forms, record-keeping.

Moving into the 80s work.

And back in time, too, to the Women.