Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Waiter Singers! “Modern Times”- Chaplin, 2009, from Monya Rowe
Man. Do I ever love Angela Dufresne's work and this month brings a double shot of her wonder onto the walls of Chelsea. Modern Times 1 opened at Monya Rowe on Saturday night, and Modern Times 2 will open Thursday night at CRG. Oh, hell yeah.
Time is beauty, not money. And Dufresne's way of capturing the time behind the time and the place inside the place never fails to move me. My first contact with her work was all imaginary architecture and landscapes, but since then I've seen more work with personalities and narratives. All that time crashing behind and through the characters is something to behold. Hyperreal, actually. That's what it is. The color brings me in, but it's the movement that always makes me sway.