Christine Gray’s failed geometry, failed architecture, and failed illusionism

Christine Gray’s paintings depict models she creates using common craft materials, the works become fantastically abstracted scenes based on objects domestic and kitsch. “I represent landscape through several degrees of mediation (first by building modest micro-sculptures, then through painting) using themes of failed geometry, failed architecture, and failed illusionism.” Gray explains. “This removal from the … read more… “Christine Gray’s failed geometry, failed architecture, and failed illusionism”

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Amy Sillman’s couple fixation

In the Washington City Paper Maura Judkis reports that the “he” and “she” of Amy Sillman’s solo show at the Hirshhorn Museum, “Third Person Singular,” describe the couples Sillman sketches and then, on a separate canvas, reduces to abstraction. “These black-and-white drawings inspire her bold-hued paintings with touches of cubism, color field, and strong lines … read more… “Amy Sillman’s couple fixation”

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Matthew Langley’s dangerous proposition

In the Washington City Paper, Kriston Capps reports on Matthew Langley’s first solo show at the DCArts Center. “Langley gets points for audacity. His paintings draw easy comparisons to a host of latter-day abstract-expressionist titans, from Agnes Martin and Sean Scully. Make no mistake, Langley courts those comparisons—his emphasis on the grid places him squarely … read more… “Matthew Langley’s dangerous proposition”

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Brouhaha in Baltimore when local conceptual artist swipes painter’s visual tropes

“Christine Bailey: New Work,” curated by Jordan Faye Block. Corporate lobby at 100 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD. Christine Bailey’s new work is painted in the style of one of Baltimore’s well-known painters, Cara Ober, who often blogs about the city’s scene. Bailey claims it’s a conceptual project about branding and originality, while angry Ober … read more… “Brouhaha in Baltimore when local conceptual artist swipes painter’s visual tropes”

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For Benjamin Edwards, progress is a hollow concept

“The New Future,” curated by Kristina Bilonick . District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC. Through Jan. 13. Artists include Urban Scout, Jade Doskow, Jo Wonder, Benjamin Edwards. In Washington City Paper, Kriston Capps zeroes in on lone painter Benjamin Edward’s cynical vision of the future. “Outwardly, Benjamin Edwards’ world looks pleasant enough. Sure, the … read more… “For Benjamin Edwards, progress is a hollow concept”

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