In the Chicago Tribune Alan G. Artner reports that the artists in “Angles in America” at Rhona Hoffman have “found or constructed geometry within the American everyday, and the resulting works prove that geometry can be quirky, personal, unexpected and far from universal.” Thanks, perhaps, to the recent Tomma Abts fanfare, angles are in the air, and Joanne Mattera’s latest post, “Acute Conditions,” features three artists also working with an L-square: Joanne Freeman, Nancy White and, well, me. Thanks, Joanne, for including my latest shack geometries alongside work by these intelligently intuitive painters. According to Joanne, who I think would agree with Artner that geometry can indeed be personal, each painter “combines sharp angles with curvilinear elements, so that depending on how you look at the work, you may see it as soft or sharp.” I’d also like to recommend the work of Anne Seidman and Thorton Willis, two more painters who are walking geometry down a personal path.
“Joanne Freeman: Recent Works,” Lohin Geduld, New York, NY. Through Oct 11, 2008.
“Angles in America,” curated by Terry R. Myers.” Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL. Through Oct. 12. Artists include Jim Isermann, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Overby, Steve Keister, Laura Riboli, and Jennifer West.