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by Jonathan GoodmanIzumi Kato. Untitled 2015. Oil on canvas / Huile sur toile. 162 x 130.3 cm / 63 3/4 x 51 5/16 inches. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin.
Tokyo-based Izumi Kato is a trained painter—he received his degree from the Department of Oil Painting at Musashino University in 1992—yet his work feels a lot like outsider art. In the large, elegant space of Galerie Perrotin, located on the Upper … Continue reading »
by Kristi Arnold
Louis B. James 143b Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 December 10th, 2015 – January 31st, 2016
Matthew Kirk. Season in the Wow, 2015; acrylic, gouache, chalk, spray paint, brass BBs, tape on sheet rock panels (2); 72 x 96″. All Artworks © the artist/Louis B. James Gallery
Mark-making as expression, as visual poetry, as symbolism, as representing personal stories. Mark-making as language, as landscape, as history, … Continue reading »
Serena Bocchino. Soar. 2015. Enamel and mirrors on canvas. 28 x 34 inches.
Serena Bocchino continues to take any viewer on a lyrical journey that is imbued with the motifs of music, the rhythm of poetry and the consistency of prose. In her paintings and drawings, the artist throws the gestural line across each composition, marking both an investment in and reflection of physical movement. Of course this aspect … Continue reading »
by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
Kim Keever “Random Events” Waterhouse and Dodd Gallery November 11 – December 8, 2015Kim Keever. Abstract 11892.2014. 24×31, 50×65.
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” Maya Angelou
Kim Keever’s latest work jubilantly extends his unique photographic exploration of aquatically manipulated imagery. No one out there is doing anything like it. His practice of photographing colored pigment dispersing into water is sui generis. The … Continue reading »
by Jonathan GoodmanKiyoshi Nakagami. Untitled. 2015. Acrylic, Chinese ink and mica on canvas. 51 3/16 x 76 ¾ inches, 195 x 130 cm.
Kiyoshi Nakagami, a mature artist who lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan, helps James Turrell with his installations when the American artist installs in Japan. This is a telling biographical particular as Nakagami’s own work consists of paintings that concern the impact of light in a … Continue reading »
by Peter MaloneJorge Luis Rodriguez. A Monument to 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America. Wood, steel, ceramic, copper, feathers, canvas, slide projections, and recorded sound. Installation in the Legacy/Legado exhibition, The Old New State House, Hartford, CT, 1996.
Our notion of the monument has expanded along two parallel paths. Beginning in the 1960s, public art evolved from statues of noteworthy individuals or allegorical representations of events, to … Continue reading »