Friday, October 31, 2008

Brenda Goodman

Brenda Goodman has the show on the floor above mine at John Davis Gallery. I was excited to meet her because I've liked her work since first reading about it on Artcritical.com... and later that summer happened to see a couple paintings in the window of John Davis.

Brenda Goodman
These two images posted are not in the current show... they're brand new.

Brenda Goodman
Brenda Goodman at her opening reception... that's John Davis in the white shirt, with his back to the camera. They're standing in the same spot that Nancy Shaver and Kenji Fujita had that great piece earlier this year.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mary Heilmann

Sisters of No Mercy, 1989.

Mary Heilmann, at Zwirner and Wirth. I haven't seen the New Museum show, but I saw the one at Zwirner and Wirth. Closes this Saturday, November 1!

Mary Heilmann

Yoshimi, 2004.

Mary Heilmann

Mary Heilmann

Franz West (in foreground), 1995.

Mary Heilmann

Storm, 2005.

RELATED: James Kalm at the opening. James Kalm visits the New Museum show... NICE!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Begin Again Right Back Here

John Beech, Res #4, 2003, Plexiglass, MDF, foam.

Begin Again Right Back Here, curated by B. Wurtz, at White Columns, Oct 2008.

This is the show mentioned when I posted on Party at Phong's House... two of the best group shows I saw earlier this month. Both are artist-curated medium-specific shows built around central artists... the Chris Martin (painter) show stars Ron Gorchov, the B. Wurtz (sculpture) show grounded by a Sol Lewitt.

Begin Again Right Here included a number of favorite artists... John Beech at Peter Blum was one of the best shows I saw last year.

Nancy Shaver, Bluebox, yellow line, 2004, Wooden box, cardboard boxes, charcoal, flashe, acrylic and house paint.

Nancy Shaver had an excellent show at John Davis earlier this year... including this collaboration with Kenji Fujita. John Davis Gallery ROCKS!

Fawn Krieger, Case Study 67, 2008, Wood, plexiglass, carpet, silicone, plastic, photograph.

YAY to Fawn... I didn't even recognize this as hers.. she is multi-talented, everything is always really good. I'm for Fawn.

Fawn Krieger

Fawn Krieger
Fawn on anaba 2/2/06, Fawn on anaba 2/22/o8, Fawn at the Armory Show.

Diane Simpson, Apron no.5, 2002, mixed media.

Has a fifties vibe... a fetish object, some kind of bondage thing... but this piece is more like samurai armor than a kimono. Diane Simpson, featured on a good Chicago artblog.

Diane Simpson
the rack.

Vincent Fecteau, untitled, 2006 - had to walk around and around this one.

Gareth Moore, Rock painting Turning Back, 1997/2008, Acrylic paint, masonite, glue - gems painted on gem construction, here is another angle.

B. Wurtz and a number of included artists show at Feature... I will most likely never be invited to show at Feature... nor White Columns (scroll down, haha).

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Martin Bromirski

Martin Bromirski

Martin Bromirski
The show includes sixteen paintings, all from 2008 (except one).

Martin Bromirski

Martin Bromirski
Martin Bromirski, Circus on Mars, John Davis Gallery, October 9 - November 2, 2008

UPDATE: on The Old Gold... we are talking in progress.... check out the previous artists.
UPDATE: Flickr set.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

space + totems

Scott Kiernan, in Beauty's Burden, curated by David Gibson and Jennifer Junkermeier, at Ernest Rubenstein Gallery (of The Educational Alliance). Closes October 31st.

John McCracken, at David Zwirner.

John McCracken
All purply.

Matthew Day Jackson, at Peter Blum - after Charles Ray after McCracken, I guess. The cosmonaut's space suit is made from US Army blankets... Dario Robleto?

Jason Middlebrook being installed at Sara Meltzer.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Anne Thompson

Anne Thompson, at Hudson Franklin, through October 25th.

Anne Thompson
It's like something you might find in an ultra-nationalist Japanese temple....

It can be taken off the wall and reversed...

...the other side is black and white.

Anne Thompson
color side.

Anne Thompson 2006 NYTimes review.

This is where I previously saw the Jamisen Ogg show. Jamisen Ogg at Hudson Franklin is reviewed by Brian Sholis in the current issue of Artforum.

current and upcoming painting shows

Current and upcoming painting shows -

Roger White, at Rachel Uffner, Sep 20 - Nov 2
Cora Cohen, at Michael Steinberg, Oct 17 - Nov 22
Minus Space, at PS1, curated by Phong Bui, Oct 19 - Jan 19
Mary Heilmann, at New Museum, Oct 22 - Jan 26
Ron Gorchov, at Nicholas Robinson, Oct 23 - Dec 6
Unbreak my Heart, at Pluto, curated by Brent Burkett, Nov 1 - Jan 18
Alexi Worth, at DC Moore, Nov 13 - Jan 3

What else?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Paul Feeley

Paul Feeley, at Matthew Marks. Paul Feeley Chris Martin templates. Paul Feeley.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Agathe Snow

Agathe Snow, at James Fuentes.

They're like mobiles... everything is suspended from curtain rod axis, hanging from the ceiling. James Hyde once referred to the mobile as a "ruined genre".... loved that.

These pieces are each based on individual fables by Leonardo da Vinci... I don't know any of the fables but wished that I had... very much enjoyed the sense of (backstage) theatricality and invention. It felt like a rich full magical narrative was mid-suspension.

Agathe Snow.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Roger White

Roger White, at Rachel Uffner Gallery.

Roger White is the first show at this new gallery... Rachel Uffner has taken over the disbanded Orchard space. A few of the Orchard members might be starting a new place in Harlem.

This is the third painting from the left in the installation photo above, it's small. I like the traces of white on top signifying the unopened perforated oval, the gold arches and bow on the side, and how the print pattern sort of falls over the edge of the box (click the image to see it bigger).

Roger White


RELATED: Roger White at D'Amelio Terras, 2007.