Friday, October 13, 2017

Installation at Nancy Margolis and Gorky's Granddaughter


Above are installation images from my show at Nancy Margolis Gallery this past month.  There is a digital catalog here which has all 15 paintings, two are not documented here.

You can also see the show in video format on Gorky's Granddaughter below.  

Zach and Chris generously came to the show and we discussed the work on camera.  You can watch me repeatedly refuse to make any revelatory insights or sweeping statements.  I think it makes the work seem a little more simplistic than I hope it is, but I would rather that than the alternative. 

The alternative manifests itself in this 6 minute 'Jim Carrey, I Needed Color' film which is simultaneously my biggest fear and my favorite art documentary ever.  Please do yourself a favor and watch here.  I hope everyday that he comes out and declares it a mediocre comedic riff on us painters,  but so far no such luck.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Must See: Nathalie du Pasquier @ ICA

What a thrill!  Nathalie du Pasquier, a painter I have admired for a long time (wrote about her here in March 2015) has a retrospective right here in Philly at the Institute of Contemporary Art.  It is so so good.  She worked with curators to organize the space to encompass her career as a textile designer and painter so that rugs are hanging on the wall, paintings are on shelves, objects are hung like paintings.  It is such a perfect installation, and gets at interesting ideas about art making.  I like that her previous career wasn't hidden away, seems difficult to bridge those worlds and be taken seriously in both.  Its insightful to see how her work and emphasis shifts through a long career.  And it is joyful.  A much needed antidote.


(Clyde enjoyed the trip too)

The show runs through December 23.