Frankie Gardiner: Painting the unknown

Contributed by Martin Bromirski / Frankie Gardiner lives in an old house across from a barn at the curve of a narrow road. Her yard is almost overgrown, the forest is closing in. With the lights out inside her house, near the end of an August day, I visited to see her paintings. A figure … read more… “Frankie Gardiner: Painting the unknown”

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Measuring Marlene Dumas

Roberta Smith on Marlene Dumas: “The consistency of this show suggests an artist who settled too early into a style that needs further development. Stasis is disguised by shifting among various charged subjects that communicate gravity in shorthand. Ms. Dumas’s painting is only superficially painterly. The photographic infrastructure is usually too close to the surface, … read more… “Measuring Marlene Dumas”

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Blogger shows: Bromirski and Burket

Blogger/painter Martin Bromirski has a show at John Davis Gallery this month. Check out his blog Anaba to see installation shots of the small abstract canvases hung in an old carriage house. “I’m very happy with the show, it looks great,” Bromirski posted after the opening. “I’m really into the space, and how the paintings … read more… “Blogger shows: Bromirski and Burket”

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Publishing the unpublished: Coates on Bromirski

At anaba, Martin Bromirski has posted an unpublished review of his 2006 show, Art of This Century, written by painting pal Jason Coates. “When discussing Martin Bromirski’s one person show at Haigh Jamgochian’s wonderfully out of place Markel Building in Richmond, VA, it is quite possible to focus only on the near-perfect matchup between the … read more… “Publishing the unpublished: Coates on Bromirski”

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