Painting of the Week: Lucky (Mr. Torso)

Andrea Champlin, “Lucky (Mr. Torso), 2010, oil and acrylic on canvas, 18-1/2 x 18”

This week, wandering around Chelsea, I was struck by Andrea Champlin‘s gutsy little painting in Vivid,” an exhibition at Schroeder Romero & Shredder that celebrates a “post-everything” sensibility, embracing painting for painting’s sake. Let’s hope to see more of Champlin’s work in 2011.

Vivid: Female Currents in Painting,” curated by Janet Phelps. Schroeder Romero & Shredder, New York, NY. Through January 22, 2011. Artists includeLaylah Ali, Elizabeth Bonaventura, Rosanna Bruno, Rebecca Chamberlain, Andrea Champlin, Jennifer Coates, Angela Dufresne, Jackie Gendel, Karen Heagle, Laurie Hogin, Vera Iliatova, Mala Iqbal, Harriet Korman, Judith Linhares, Medrie MacPhee, Carrie Moyer, Dona Nelson, iona rozeal brown, Sigrid Sandström, Mira Schor, Barbara Takenaga, Nicola Tyson, and Wendy White.

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