Hernan Bas: A newfound interest in Futurism and 1920s Absurdist performance

At BlackBook Ray Rogers talks to Hernan Bas about his paintings at Lehmann Maupin. Here’s an excerpt. While there is definitely a through-line, the new body of work has a different feel from what’s on view across the bridge at the Brooklyn Museum.The whole show is based on a newfound interest that I had in … read more… “Hernan Bas: A newfound interest in Futurism and 1920s Absurdist performance”

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NY Times Art in Review: Mickalene Thomas, Allan D’Arcangelo, Sarah Crowner

“Mickalene Thomas: She’s Come Undone!” Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY. Through May2. Roberta Smith: Yet there is a fast-food obviousness to these paintings. Their potpourri of contemporary precedents is too easily parsed: Kathe Burkhardt’s raw images of Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Colescott’s racial indiscretions and the decorative (often beaded) overkill of artists like Lucas Samaras, Lisa … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Mickalene Thomas, Allan D’Arcangelo, Sarah Crowner”

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Ashley Bickerton’s exotic fruit

Bali-based Bickerton hires models and actors, paints directly on their faces and bodies, then photographs them. The images are then altered digitally, printed on canvas, and painted some more. Each is then stretched, and displayed in a hand-carved, elaborately decorated frame. In The Village Voice, Leslie Camhi says Bickerton’s eight remarkable paintings depict an inner … read more… “Ashley Bickerton’s exotic fruit”

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