Thursday, March 30, 2006
chelsea, march 2006, #3
Wade Guyton at Friedrich Petzel - a small room full of big "paintings", looked great, even very close together. They aren't really painted, the linen (is folded first?) is fed through color printers. Lots of printer's errors - things smudge or drag or blur - make them interesting. Heart As Arena has more info and photos.
I spent some time looking at the one above, thinking about how on one side the white circle looked like positive space and on the other side it looked like negative space, and in the middle it all sort of layered. The two blacks, the left and the right, are not the same; one side is a little more faded. This was an abstract painting, a goofy face, a moonlit night, a hole-y building.
Robert Appleton at Paul Sharpe - he painted longing and make-believe.
Laurie Hogin at Schroeder Romero- she can really paint fur! Check out that skull, I saw A LOT of skulls in Chelsea. Cheese skulls, helmet skulls, sad helmet baseball skulls, many many skulls.
in and out real quick: Rachel Whiteread at ?, Tony Oursler at ?, Alois K. at Plus Ultra (the light was really strange in a bad way in there, is that the way it always is?), ? at DCKT, ? at Boesky, ? at Stux, ? at Rare, ? at Freight & Volume. Some others, but can't remember who and where.
not in long enough: Forest movie at Cynthia Broan (only saw the last 20 minutes of the main movie), Phil Collins movie(s) at Tonya Benekder, Kara Walker movie at Sikkema Jenkins. Many good videos in Chelsea. Enjoyed the David Guinan interviews at Alona Kagan (sorry to see Colleen Asper's painting badly lit). Loved Cao Fei at Lombard-Fried.
missed!: Judith Linhares, Jules Olitski at Paul Kasmin!! others i'm sure.