Bill Weiss go round

Bill Weiss, “untitled #36,” 2009, acrylic, oil stick and board on canvas 36 x 60″ Back in 1998 Dominique Nahas wrote that Weiss’s paintings have a ramshackle physicality that strikes us with their sense of urgent immediacy. “These paintings work on you as slowly and surely as the wind, the sea, and the trees; they … read more… “Bill Weiss go round”

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Thornton Willis: Stripped down guts and lived wisdom

Blogger/artist Steven Alexander reports that “anyone who is a lover of painting will inevitably feel a rush of recognition — that increasingly rare sense of being in the presence of an authentic voice. At once familiar and challenging, this rich new body of work is like the visual equivalent of a great Muddy Waters record … read more… “Thornton Willis: Stripped down guts and lived wisdom”

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Eyal Danieli: Helicopters, bombers and camouflage

Israeli-born, New York-based Eyal Danieli paints metaphors for aggression that explore the contradictory emotions of being both victim and victimizer. His show at Elizabeth Harris came down on the 8th, but I wanted to mention it nonetheless. In The Brooklyn Rail Tom Micchelli reports that the paintings’ “irresistible graphic sensuality pulls us in while their … read more… “Eyal Danieli: Helicopters, bombers and camouflage”

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Ashbery and Naves: Completing the circle

This month well respected art critics Mario Naves and John Ashbery both present their collages in New York. In the NY Sun, David Cohen covers both shows. “Is there something intrinsic to the appeal of collage to writers — to moving bits of paper around in startling, revelatory juxtapositions? The coincidence of two shows of … read more… “Ashbery and Naves: Completing the circle”

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Parlato and Saccoccio: retooling gestural abstraction

“Jackie Saccoccio: Interrupted Grid,” Eleven Rivington, New York, NY. Through Feb. 9.“Carolanna Parlato: Nature Games,” Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY. Through Feb. 2. In the NYSun, Stephen Maine reports that art is work, but these painters seem to have a good time doing it. “Now on view, two exuberant solo shows by accomplished, mid-career … read more… “Parlato and Saccoccio: retooling gestural abstraction”

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