Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Paul Bloodgood

Paul Bloodgood, at Newman Popiashvili. Closed 2/11.

every painting was really good

I never went down into this basement gallery before but I'm so glad I did.

Paul Bloodgood

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Chris Martin

Chris Martin, at Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Closes 3/3.

Hagia Sophia
I thought of Chris Martin in Istanbul...

Chris Martin. Nearer. Detail.

and at the Chris Martin show I thought of Istanbul.
Def some of my new paintings got influenced by those carpets -
Martin Bromirski

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Material Occupation

Melissa Thorne

Material Occupation, curated by Corinna Ripps Schaming, at University Art Museum, SUNY Albany.

Melissa Thorne
Melissa Thorne

Love Edward Durell Stone's Islamic-inspired architecture... everything always looks good or more interesting here... but I love the Whitney and the Guggenheim too so maybe it is just me and a love of architecture(?).

I'm still totally blown away by Roberta Smith's trashing of the Whitney galleries!!! WTF.

Sarah Crowner nice work nice placement.

Sam Moyer

Sarah Crowner

Andrew Russeth on Sarah Crowner.

Sarah Crowner

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kai Vierstra

Kai Vierstra at Norte Maar.

lightning drawings!

He makes them on a bed of nails... pressing the paper flat to the board so that all the nails have punctured through... tilts the board, dips a little ball in ink which gets inserted at top and plink-plinks down through the gridded nails leaving a zig-zag ink trail. After the paper gets pulled off the board/nails it is usually coated with a honey-scented beeswax. This might happen a few times with different layers of color, ink, wax... I'm not sure.

My last post on Kai (5/09) has a pic of some of the first lightning drawings. The new ones here and in his studio have a lot more color.

the new ones are gorgeous

Kai Vierstra. I won't even tell you how cheap these things are but it's ridiculous.

The main show is Paul D'Agostino... very good also... I will post photos later. Both shows close 3/4.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Joyce Pensato

Joyce Pensato

Joyce Pensato, Batman Returns, at Friedrich Petzel! Closes 2/25.

I ran into her on the street - and congratulated her - shortly after seeing this show... she said she couldn't believe how much attention it had gotten.

James Kalm vid, NYTimes review, John Yau for Hyperallergic, Rachel Wolff for Artinfo, Will Heinrich for GalleristNY, AiA Q+A, lots more i'm sure.



detail here

I posted on her previous show at Petzel 12/2008 - mention a minstrel show vibe that weirded me out - but now can see some of that source imagery in this current show. John Yau discusses it more in his Hyperallergic review.

(oh nice! i have seen Sylvester before. at canada)

Joyce Pensato

I gave her the card for our show at Storefront... she said she grew up there on Wilson.