June 20, 2012

Side by side: Piet Mondrian and Ellen Lechter



On left: Piet Mondrian, Painting No. 9, 1939 -- 1942, oil on canvas; 31 3/8 x 29 1/4 inches. Gift from the estate of Katherine S. Dreier, 1953. Paintings, 1374, Dutch. On display in Goh Annex, Gallery 103, West. I saw this beauty at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, last week. Sure, Mondrian was a genius at organizing space, but when I'm standing in front of one of his paintings, I'm always bowled over by his remarkable sense of touch.

On right: Ellen Letcher, Tea and Toilet Paper, 2012, collaged magazine pages, color laser print  & acrylic paint on paper,  25 x 19 ½  inches. Ellen Letcher's exhibition, "Photo Still," is at Pocket Utopia through July 15. I'll be heading over there this evening for some conversation--the gallery stays open until 8pm on Wednesdays. Letcher's new work crackles with energy and wit.

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2 comments:

Yes touch indeed. Just enough. What it needs to be for the image he is making

And he was a damn fine dancer too. that quality combined with the touch you experience makes those moments.

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