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In his own words: William Powhida’s paradox

This season William Powhida presents a new body of work at Charlie James in LA that departs from his familiar drawings-on-notebook-paper style. The new paintings and screen prints, still text-based, introduce color in a mash-up of early Ed Ruscha’s 1970’s text paintings and archly amateurish, font-happy typographic design.   As he […]

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Leslie Wayne: Absorbed and wiped out

In the last few years, much has been made of hybrid paintings that re-purpose canvas and stretcher bars to create sculptural objects. In her solo at Jack Shainman, Leslie Wayne takes a brilliant tangent, presenting small-scale objects made from oil-paint skins that she folds to look like cloths. In the […]

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Deborah Brown loves animals

At artnet, blogaphobic Charlie Finch writes that his old pal Deborah Brown has captured the feeling of Pier 25 and other natural NYC sites in a new series of paintings at Lesley Heller Gallery. “These paintings arrive none too soon, as tacky glass high-rises obliterate much of the sparse nature […]