Stopped by to see Nicole Eisenman's show again on Friday afternoon for the first time since the opening. All the hubbub's been about the sprawling, ambitious two-paneled "Progress: Real and Imagined", but it was the smaller paintings in the back room that brought it home for me. They let me in.
The painting Mountain Man is so good--so real--that it's scary. It reminded me of that Ronnie Wood lyric, "I'm lost and I'm lonely./Lookin' hard for your love." Actually, the whole show made me think of the song. That, and Nietzche's assertion that "progress is an illusion." Yep. It's that kinda throwdown. Everything's on fire.