By all rights these life-and-death-size duels in the sun between bullfighters and bulls should be awful, stripped of the mystery and mediation that until now had been the artist’s stock-in-trade.
Federle’s attempt to create an atmosphere of spiritual mimesis is fairly unique in current abstract painting.
Carroll Dunham’s rough canvases, tilting toward aggressive sexual assertion and actions of near anarchy, are catchy tunes of hipster malice.
Thomasos’s vigorously contemporary abstraction is constructed upon imaginary metropolitan grids in which subterranean cages rise to skyscraper scale and architectural renderings blur into infinite space.
Sleigh took a proto-feminist approach to spatial representation that was, and sometimes still is, confused with a naïve technique.
In Stitches surveys artists from very different backgrounds who are united by the medium of stitching, broadly defined.
November 7 – December 19, 2009 415 West 13 Street, between 9th Avenue and Washington Street New York City, 212 999 7337 While many of the most lucrative sales in auctions devoted to Chinese contemporary art have gone to large-scale expressionist-style painting, Liu Ye offers a subtle counterpoint as if to suggest that not all…
The eye of the viewer zig-zags in space from overlapping plane to plane, neoclassic style.
Laib sees his art as having a political dimension, in the sense that the production of cultural artifacts change people and institutions.
Taking subjects from the raw materials for old master art, Steir transforms them in accord with her very contemporary sensibility.