IMAGES: Karen Schifano

Karen Schifano, “New House,” 2008, oil on canvas, 20 x 30″

 Karen Schifano, “Gangplank,” 2009, oil on canvas, 84 x 40″

Twice in the past few weeks I’ve picked Karen Schifano‘s paintings out of large group shows. Primarily I’m drawn to the metaphorical possibilities presented by linear perspective, but Schifano’s evocative color and palpable sense of touch also speak to me. “New House” is in “Plane Speaking,” an excellent group show at McKenzie Fine Art (through February 12) and a diminutive gray beauty (I don’t have a good image–you’ll have to go see it yourself) in “It’s all Good! Apocalypse Now,” the annual inclusive group show at Sideshow in Brooklyn.  Schifano’s upcoming shows include the 1st International Festival of Non-Objective Art at the Pont de Claix, curated by Roland Orepuk in Grenoble, France, which opens February 15, 2011.

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