December 30, 2007

Joe Amrhein still in Florida

"Joe Amrhein: New Work," Red Dot Contemporary, West Palm Beach, FL. Through Jan. 5.

In today's Palm Beach Post, Gary Schwan's audio Art Lesson! column features Joe Amrhein's painting Infinity, 2007. "Amrhein is a former sign painter who runs a Brooklyn art gallery when he's not painting bold pictures that usually deal with words. Pompous words of the type often produced by writers for the major art magazines. This painting is a departure in that he's dealing with numerals — namely the numbers 1 through 9. The picture retains an in-your-face brashness of the type associated with, well signs. But the rhythmic composition and under-drawing is more painterly than his other word-based constructions in the show " Hear the audio.

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