Monday, August 29, 2005

Massive Attack.

Lisa Sanditz's Tie-Dye in the Wilderness on a big wall. New jams for an old river school.

Money: United Technologies
Art Consultants Supreme: Creative Time

Click on the pics for full effect.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Great news.

In the midst of writing up my studio visit with Jenny Dubnau for fallonandrosof I received the very excellent news that Dubnau is having a solo show this fall. PPOW is the gallery. Kudos to them for recognizing such a skilled and smart painter.

Masks OFF. Mad truths ON.

np Merzbow: Merzzow

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Falling Apart.

Swoon in my 'hood, falling apart. Just like me.

I mean that in a good way.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Look At Yourself—Jenny Dubnau

Did a studio visit yesterday with Jenny for Fallon and Rosof. I'll write it up in the next week, but in the meantime here's a couple choice morsels. Whew. Oil and canvas, kickin' my ass.

Click on the images for the full effect. Trust me. And don't get me started on the disturbance sent forth by the liar painting. In fact, I dare you to look at it for more than 15 seconds without running to your therapist. Just because it's someone else's face doesn't mean that it's not a mirror.

The artist with things she needs.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Latest Post on Fallonandrosof

Precious Moments at Joymore. Seriously. The Liz Rywelski is rockin'. I'll try to say more here over the weekend.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

The OG.

On my way back from seeing this fine little show at Joymore I came upon an Os Gemeos workout on Bedford. Do these guys ever miss? I think not.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

New post at Fallon and Rosof.

The Dreamland Artist Club

Kill Your Idols

Don't get me wrong. Idols of Perversity at Bellwether is a really good show. Predictable, but good. Go see it. I have to say I've never understood all of the adulation that gets thrown Bellwether's way. Like so many of their shows this one doesn't quite live up to the hype. I found myself rolling my eyes a few too many times to make up for the excellent pieces by John Currin, Peter Schoolwerth, Ruth Marten, Tim Mensching, and a couple others. Idols of Perversity is also too forced to be the subversive action it aspires to be. Painting, feminism, and twisted sexuality. Ooooh. Who could have seen that coming in 2005? Much more satisfying shows can be found at Feigen Contemporary, Alexander and Bonin, and Castelli. Go see them too and moreso.

As far as more challenging and consistent galleries go, check out Maccarone, The Project, and LFL/Zach Feur. Dem belly full. This trio knocks it out of the park everytime. They all have thoughtful and fiery programs that never fail to excite. Eat them up, yum.

Pieter Schoolwerth

Tim Mensching

Ruth Marten