“Kris Chatterson: New Paintings,” Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY. September 9- October8, 2011.
Last year Chatterson co-curated Working Title, an exhibition of contemporary abstraction at The Bronx River Art Center, so I’m interested to see what he’s been up to in the studio. Looks like a lot of manipulation, distortion, digital printing, transferring, then more painting on top…
“WE BEGIN WITH THE NOISE,” new works by Davina Semo. Martos Gallery, New York, NY. September 8 – October 8, 2011
Davina is absorbed by the disorienting and relentless abstraction of our lived experience, repurposing the ubiquitous industrial landscape of chains, concrete and glass. She etches, distresses, shatters and bends her materials–much like the heaps of scrap metal and collaged debris found on sidewalks, in vacant lots, and down alleys.
“Jim Herbert: New Paintings,” English Kills Art Gallery, Bushwick BK, NY. September 10-October 16, 2011.
I’m anticipating more massive paintings in the cavernous space. “Art making can be a sensual, playful experience – but with the possibility of a wreck on every turn.” Herbert told me last year. “Both hands on the wheel please.”
“Magic Hand!” Includes work by Jonathan Allmaier, Ben Berlow, Ross Bleckner, Cheryl Donegan, Joanne Greenbaum, Ella Kruglyanskaya,” curated by Joshua Abelow. Seventh in a series of exhibitions ART BLOG ART BLOG is presenting at a temporary location in Chelsea, NY. Through September 17, 2011.
What painter would miss a show that uses this Bukowski poem in the press release?
working out by Charles Bukowski
Van Gogh cut off his ear
gave it to a
who flung it away in
Van, whores don’t want
I guess that’s why you were
such a great