Reviews

Matthew Kirk: How the Rest was Won

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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 »

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Serena Bocchino

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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 »

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ILLUMINATING THE VOLUMINOUS – Kim Keever Makes Waves with Wave Lengths

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by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Kim Keever “Random Events” Waterhouse and Dodd Gallery November 11 – December 8, 2015

Kim 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 »

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Kiyoshi Nakagami at Galerie Richard

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by Jonathan Goodman

Kiyoshi 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 »

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Review of Jorge Luis Rodriguez at Hunter

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by Peter Malone

Jorge 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 »

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Lessons Learned from Ralph Lemon

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by Mira Dayal

Ralph Lemon. The Scaffold (2015). Performance Still at The Kitchen.

Use movement sparingly.

Use voice unapologetically.

Incriminate the audience with your eyes.

Cycle back, repeat yourself, but reveal something new in doing so.

Make them wish they hadn’t come by the middle of the performance.

Beyond too much of something is so much that it becomes an established background, then suddenly productive.

Use spasms to offset the … Continue reading »

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Milano Chow: The Painted Screen

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In Real Time and Space by Lara Saget

Milano Chow’s exhibition, The Painted Screen, installed at Chapter NYC invites the viewer into fragmented, disorienting scenes. Her intricately rendered works combine graphite pencil, photo transfer, and paper to manipulate placement of common structures—a door, a lock, a mirror, a fan, a mantle, a switch, a note, a photograph, a human.

Her five works situate the viewer in a highly charged, psychologically … Continue reading »

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