Morris Barazani’s kaleidoscopic painting retrospective at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art reveals an individual acutely sensitive to new artistic directions. Spanning the past six decades, the thirty-one selections on view run the gamut from raucous painterly surfaces to nuanced forays into collage and color-field abstraction. In an age where stylistic homogenization is a prerequisite […]
There’s a welcome, almost aggressive, physicality to these pieces. “Printing Always Printing (Scarecrow),” owing to the sheer size of its halftone pattern, forces the viewer to step almost outside of the gallery to see the picture completely resolve. It’s an effective gesture, but one that’s rapidly consumed. Eventually I found myself just listlessly staring at […]
My short video “Sartartia (Holly Bluff)” is included in the Flint Projection event at Spenser Art House in Flint, MI at 9pm on Friday May, 30th. If you’re in the area check it out, it’s going to be great!
Content is recognizable form, even if the recognition defies description. In “What is Not Clear is Not French,” Schutter has taken the condition of uncertainty and staked out an aesthetic territory around it. Gray paintings abound in late twentieth and early twenty-first century art. But rather than mourn the loss of social cohesion as so […]
What sets “Centerville” apart from the bevy of thoughtful, aesthetically stimulating shows currently up around Chicago is the lasting impression that the best paintings are akin to icebergs. The somber hues and pensive objects are only a small portion of what’s transpiring within these pictures. The rest remains hidden—memories lurking beneath the surface of the […]
Many thanks to all of those who attended the opening and artist talk for my show “States of Being” at the Public Library of the City of Gdansk, Poland. And an especially big shout-out to my translator!