Tag: Jason Andrew

Dance

Twyla Tharp and Picasso

Contributed by Jason Andrew / That a work of art can mean something from generation to generation, that it can continue to reflect not only the time in which it was made but also make us think years later, is what makes it a masterwork. Seldom in the realm of dance, the most ephemeral of art forms, is a work appreciated across disciplines, its worth acknowledged by a broader audience than originally targeted. We are lucky that at any time we can wander into a museum and stand face-to-face with a masterpiece by Picasso, Matisse, or O’Keeffe. We can’t do this with dance. Perhaps as virtual technology continues to expand, we will be able to experience the great dances of our time as if breathing the same air of the performers. Until then, we must wait. It’s been sixteen years since I last saw In the Upper Room by Twyla Tharp.

Solo Shows

Frank Owen, trailblazing innovator

Contributed by Jason Andrew / I first came to know the work of Frank Owen over two decades ago through the sculptor Joel Perlman. I stepped off the elevator at Perlman’s studio on West Broadway and immediately encountered an Owen painting. It seemed fitting to discover such a physical painter as Owen through a sculptor. Only recently I learned that the title of that painting was Augmented Position, also fitting insofar as Owen has challenged and changed the way one can experience painting. The proof is in his current show “Retrospection,” on view at Nancy Hoffman Gallery.

Solo Shows

The protean paintings of Zachary Keeting

Contributed by Jason Andrew / Whatever strategies an artist employs to express their art intellectual, psychological, or mythological it must be first and foremost visually striking. In his first solo exhibition in New York, painter Zachary Keeting clears a high bar with a stunning set of ten paintings, on view at Underdonk through March 27.

Gallery shows

The new theatrical space of Amy Lincoln

Contributed by Jason Andrew / Amy Lincoln�s soaring trajectory has locked in the natural world, the phenomena within it, and the epic world of myth. Ten new paintings now on view at Sperone Westwater embrace these pervasive elements while exploring a bold new theatrical space.

Solo Shows

Pam Glick’s code theory

Contributed by Jason Andrew / Artists often have generative strategies for jumpstarting a work. The AbExers had their automatism and the minimalists had their procedural arrangements. For her new paintings, on display at The Journal Gallery in their rotating Tennis Elbow series, Pam Glick seems to embrace both the automatic and the procedural.

Solo Shows

Joan Snyder: Painting from the inside out

Contributed by Jason Andrew / In a 1976 Cincinnati Enquirer review of Joan Snyder�s paintings, the reviewer, Owen Findsen, surmised that she had �picked up a little of this, a little of that � and made it all uglier.� While he found her work offensive, even questioning it�s validity, for […]

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The objectness of Rachael Gorchov

Contributed by Jason Andrew / There is a long history of artists expanding the objectness � that is, the sculptural dimension � of painting. Picasso and Braque introduced this concept in their assemblage works; Vladimir Tatlin broadened it in his �counter-reliefs� alongside Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoventhe, the �Dada Baroness�. For the […]

Group Shows

On the road: Take five in Buffalo

Contributed by Jason Andrew / It seems only fitting that University at Buffalo, an institution built on the reputation of one of the great female art dealers of the 20th century, Martha Jackson, would be the one to raise the bar that much higher when it comes to �women�s work.� […]

Solo Shows

Pat Passlof: At the apex of a leap

Contributed by Jason Andrew / Before the painter Pat Passlof, who died in 2011, would allow me to visit her in her Forsyth Street studio, she insisted that I join her and her Tai chi class held in the park across the street. �Sounds just like my sister!� exclaimed Aileen […]

Studio Visit

Studio Visit (at last) with Lucy Mink

Contributed by Jason Andrew / Lucy Mink was the first artist I came to know solely through Facebook. She didn�t live in Brooklyn but in rural Contoocook, New Hampshire, and I became cyber-obsessed, waiting for each new post from her studio. What I saw then and continue to see today in Mink�s work is […]