Wednesday, September 10, 2008

For Those About To Rock. Jennifer Coates: UPDATED LIKE A MUTHAFUCKA.


For those about to rock. Fire! We. Salute. You!

Jennifer Coates at Kinz, Tillou and Feigen, y'all. Opening tonight, like a big beautiful hole in the wall of your world into another. You know how I feel. And it looks like she's gone even further out with this one. Oh, hell yeah.


UPDATE: OK. So. Like I said, I'm a big fan of Jennifer Coates work. I had a feeling from the first exhibition .jpeg that she had roughed up her template for this show. And damn, I was sooooooo right. This show isn't just a knockout, it's a serious leap forward for Coates. She goes deeper into space with a bigger bag of tricks, and she'll be taking you along for the ride, thank you very much.


PLUS, in addition to the paintings there are six drawings included that are all killer. When I did a studio visit with the Coates a couple years ago the first thing I saw when I walked into the studio were a group of drawings. Here you can almost feel the curator thinking, "Man. We gotta put these in the show. We just have to." And there they are. Six of 'em on the wall ready to drop your jaw just like they did mine. Get lost, and get lost now.

7 comments:

Mark said...

The drawings have stayed with me, even more than the paintings, looking forward to seeing the show.

Oly said...

Lucky me gets to take the elevator up there every day if I want to, BB.

NYAH!

Ol's

Heart As Arena said...

O, it's gonna take you a week just to get through those six drawings. Heavy!

deli-slicer said...

This show is pretty spectacular. Well done Jennifer.

JD said...

Hi Deli-slicer! I'm bumming that I couldn't make this opening, but I'll be going to see the show, for sure. How's slicin'? Could you cut up some Palin, please?

vortessa said...

I really empathise with j.coates "sensibility",and always look forward to her new work.I do feel,however,that many of the new works look a bit empty,and compositionally dull-perhaps the pressure of putting forth a body of work for a show has contributed to this state-some are good and some just look undeveloped-and too much praise may not be helpful.

Heart As Arena said...

Whoa, Vortessa. I couldn't possibly disagree with you more on the undeveloped front. Plus, not sure how you can possibly make the assumption about "pressure". Double plus, I'm not here to help anybody, thank you very much. I'm here to shout out when I'm moved by something. Which is what I've done.