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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Larry Poons


20-20 And Blue, 2008

Larry Poons, Recent Paintings, at Esther Massry Gallery, College of Saint Rose, Albany.


detail of 20-20 And Blue


detail of 20-20 And Blue


Hulk Smash. can't remember the real title...




Larry Poons


Sally Gardens, 2008


detail of Sally Gardens


detail of Sally Gardens

D. Jack Solomon and Jeannette Fintz
D. Jack Solomon and Jeannette Fintz. Jeannette has a show opening Sat 2/20 at Nicole Fiacco, in Hudson NY.




Signed my copy of Artforum, Summer, 1968.... he had the cover.

15 comments:

* said...

beautiful. I'd see this if I could.

KW

Joanne Mattera said...

Nice, Martin.

vc said...

Poons has of course been all thick for years, but I am really struck by those sparser, more lyrical passages, closer to the perimeters I presume.

He should rename that one Hulk Smash

I liked his scene in Painters Painting where he directs an assistant who is cropping a huge painting. "over over, left left!"

you know its like the dot paintings were just an early blip in a much more milton resnicky sensibility.

kalm james said...

You know you've attained historic status when you become an adjective, "resnicky". I couldn't have said it better myself, well maybe "resnickian"

* said...

Love those dot paintings, too, though. If it was a blip it was a good blip.

KW

Nomi Lubin said...

Resnicky, definitely. Unless you're speaking to the Pope, Queen or President. Then I guess Resnickian is more appropriate.

I wish I could see this too.

vc said...

isn't "bleep" a genre of electronic music?

Nomi Lubin said...

I think it's "bleep bop."

vc said...

beep boop aside, these paintings are getting better and better. I really love how he flirts with, but refuses to commit to "field," and puts THINGS in the paintings, like the green and the black strokes that almost coalesce into something.

Martin said...

vc - yes lots of bare canvas, mostly on the edges, but also dappled throughout.

and there is a painting (not pictured here) with what looks like horse heads and and a male and female torso... i think it was called 'la famiglia'.

one of the details i posted above, from the painting '20-20 And Blue', looks like a cosmic horse head.

Nomi Lubin said...

"these paintings are getting better and better" (vc)

Agreed. Exciting to see. Exciting to see that at an age that some youngsters might call "old" one can still be discovering and actually getting better and better. Not that he's some rare example. Certainly not. But I think still there is the idea and the fear (and the sometimes reality) that one "runs out" at some point.

marc said...

It's really great to see these pictures documented so clearly. Yup, he was maligned when I was a youngster...I figure this beautiful work invites another look at his earlier stuff.

Art Trip said...

I like the busy, pushing the paint around of these Poons.

Lori Mazzola said...

Gorgeous! :)

Jeffrey Collins: Painter said...

Hoping to get to see his show at the Sam Golden space before it closes. Thanks for the great images.