December 13, 2011

Last Chance: Idiot's Delight at Janet Kurnatowski

Curated by Craig Olson, "Idiot's Delight" at Janet Kurnatowski  is about joy, materiality, a wholehearted embrace of the impractical. "It’s an idiot’s delight, blowing like a circle around our skulls, blowing through the buttons of our coats," Olson writes in his statement.  "It carries and encourages us to seek these improbable ends, the conception and the increase. The soul of an idiot is always dancing on the end of her tongue, even when fools rush in. It reminds us of the impractical veracity that love truly is a many splendored thing, and life is brief!"

Hell yes! Enjoy these images I took at the opening in November.

Artists include Peter Acheson, Katherine Bradford, Jim Clark, Tamara Gonzales, S.H., EJ Hauser, Ben La Rocco, JJ Manford, Chris Martin, Thomas Micchelli, Linnea Paskow, Elisa Soliven,and  Deirdre Swords. (NOTE: Please add artist info in the Comments--it's been so long since I saw the show, I've lost my notes.)

 Chris Martin

Peter Acheson

 Tom Micchelli

 Ben La Rocco (I love Ben's new lighter direction)

 Tamara Gonzales (sorry-silver paint is hard to photograph)

 EJ Hauser going figurative.

JJ Manford

Deirdre Swords

 Katherine Bradford adopts a  Casualist approach with unprimed canvas and thin paint. Yowsa!

Linnea Paskow

Jim Clark

Ben LaRocco; S.H.

Elisa Soliven

"Idiot's Delight," curated by Craig Olson. Janet Kurnatowski, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. Through December 18, 2011. Highly recommended!


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1 comments:

Scrolling down from the top, work is by:

Chris Martin
Peter Acheson
Tom Micchelli
Ben LaRocco
Tamara Gonzales
EJ Hauser
JJ Manford
Deirdre Swords
Katherine Bradford
Linnea Paskow
jim Clark
Ben LaRocco; S.H.
Elisa Soliven
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