The paintings that Stephanie Theodore has assembled in "Three" each seem to suggest a narrative, but rather than recounting dreary visual facts, the painters opt for a more mysterious approach, ultimately veering away from storytelling toward more interesting painting propositions. Prizing foggy recollections over photographic memory, artists Damien Flood, Joy Garnett and Andrew Seto reveal their mysteriously absorbing painterly worlds in a wonderful exhibition of small-scale work.
Andrew Seto, "Final Major Project," 2007, oil, acrylic and marker pen on canvas 25 x 20cm. This one wasn't in the show, but I found it on Seto's website. Sweet.
"Three: Damien Flood, Joy Garnett, Andrew Seto," Theodore:Art, New York, NY. Through June 19, 2011.
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