Monday, August 11, 2008
Casa Amnesia, 2008
Steve DiBenedetto at University Art Museum, SUNY Albany.
detail of Casa Amnesia - i love red and blue together... they are Spider-Man colors.
detail of Casa Amnesia
detail of Casa Amnesia - hot pool of grenade green.
Half a Place, 2005
detail of Half a Place - carnival Eiffel Tower of electro-guns, zap.
Edge Dwelling, 2008
detail of Edge Dwelling - glyphs like guns, in each pane.
Breakup, 2003-04 - better in reality, maybe you can see some of the good stuff if you click the picture to make it bigger. Here's a much smaller helicopter+spinning color-wheel+octopus painting from 2000.
The many helicopter paintings and drawings are full of short choppy strokes, spaces, and breaks... like the choppy thwack sound of helicopters. The lines and ridges shared the same pulsing blade whop. It was a synaesthetic experience like what I get with some of Charles Burchfield's paintings and the pulsing hum of ciccadas.
Helicopter sounds (third one down is good), blade whops. Some intense sounds, I want to make music. Here I am playing the Netflix strip.
Red and Green Abstraction, 1997-98 - pre-helicopter and octopi? maybe he didn't even start those until he was forty? here's another (relatively) early abstraction, i didn't get the date or title.
Fester, 1999 - earliest of the helicopters and octopi in the show...
Cryptopsy, 2000-01 - sort of a bio-Lasker... like J. Lasker and T. Winters got caught in the same transporter.
detail of helicopter from Octotech, 2007.
Steve DiBenedetto is upstairs, Keith Edmier is downstairs.
Ceilings are fantastic... place feels like Iran or something, even the outside.
RELATED: as seen on anaba!!
- Lane Twitchell at University Art Museum
- Judith Linhares at University Art Museum
- James Siena at University Art Museum
- Mr. President at University Art Museum