Friday, April 18, 2008
When The Levee Breaks.
Rob Nadeau's last show at Mixed Greens was a tightly controlled colorfest that lost control, the stacked lines of paint bleeding out when they couldn't hold steady. In his new show, Heavy Chalk, the walls have come tumbling down, punched out with a shattered energy of color, line, and full-on unpredicability. The catharsis therein feels very much of this moment. The paint is leading the way here, and it is pissed. Weep loudly.