UPDATE: Saturday, November 23, 3 pm, please join us for “Ask the Artist,” where we will be yakking about the contemporary state of abstraction. Did you see Peter Halley’s show at Greene Naftali? Let’s discuss.
If you haven’t been to Bushwick lately, you might want to head out to Theodore:Art to see “Houses in Motion,” a jangly exhibition of contemporary geometric abstract painting. I’ve got a few new paintings in the show, along with popping work by Laurie Fendrich, Richard Kalina, Gary Petersen, and recent NYU grad Eric Santoscoy-McKillip. Stephanie Theodore selected pieces that “share a structural visual soundness while also manifesting a certain slippage of that very same gravity-bound construction. They offer the aesthetic equivalent of the agitation felt during a tectonic tremor — can we trust the construction and materials of the building? can we trust architecture? can we trust technology? can we trust reality? Undercurrents of skepticism, idiosyncrasy, and curiosity make these paintings resonate, leaving vibrant impressions in memory.” Stay tuned for details about an upcoming gathering at which we plan to continue the conversation about geometric abstraction. Perhaps the show should travel?
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