Drew Shiflett: The raw transformative power of obsession

Tonight at Lesley Heller Gallery, Drew Shiflett spoke cogently about her new drawings. Without supplying a fashionably overwrought interpretation of meaning, symbolism or metaphor, Shiflett addressed her frankly obsessive process. She told the standing-room only crowd that time slows down to a manageable pace when she focuses on drawing the thousands of tiny, rapidographed, stitch-like … read more… “Drew Shiflett: The raw transformative power of obsession”

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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 of familiar New York. Now … read more… “Deborah Brown loves animals”

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Laura Newman’s paintings of air

“Laura Newman,” Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY. Through Oct. 27. “I would like to be able to paint air, but in order to paint air, I need to paint the things in it,” says Newman. “Large expanses of color play against fragments of window frames, which imply both the point of view of the … read more… “Laura Newman’s paintings of air”

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