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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]