Five paintings from Joanne Mattera's beautiful "Diamond Life" series are on view in "Lush Geometry," a handsome group show at DM Contemporary in New York through June 1, 2012. Other artists include Steven Baris, Richard Bottwin, Carole Freysz Gutierrez, and Louise Sloane. Mattera, who I suspect is frantically preparing for her International Encaustic Conference (June 1-3 in Provincetown, MA), recently posted an excellent tour of Kevin Finklea's show at Fred Giampietro's New Haven gallery.
Giampietro, whom I ran into last night at Michael Berryhill's opening, leans toward painterly abstraction, very similar to John Davis's aesthetic. In addition to Finklea, Enrico Riley's looser, more gestural abstractions are also on view at Giampietro through May 25.
SAVE THE DATE: Stay tuned for info about the first exhibition at Two Coats of Paint's new Bushwick space. I've invited Austin Thomas of Pocket Utopia to curate a painting exhibition during Bushwick Open Studios (June 1-3). On Saturday, June 2, at 4pm, we'll have an opening reception for the artists and conversation about painting. Please join us--it's a celebration of Two Coat's fifth anniversary!
IMAGES: Martin Bromirski
Michael Berryhill's tabletops
Visitors in New York: Mary Addison Hackett
Abstract painters swim upriver this weekend
Chapuis and Mattera: "Stop thinking and just gaze on something beautiful"
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