Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Gilberto Giovagnoli @ Scaramouche

Note: Bottom right image is not from current exhibition. Top image source here. Other images from here.

Gilberto Giovagnoli: "The Worst" (works: 1983 - 2015) 

Exhibition dates: May 16 - August 8, 2015 
Gallery: Scaramouche Gallery / 52 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dan McCarthy / Sunset & Beyond

 Some of the strongest and most interesting prints of Dan McCarthy's deal with the subtle and beautiful colors of twilight, sunset or the middle of the night. More here: http://www.danmccarthy.org/

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Geometric Depth

Above: Victor Vaserly

Above: Al Loving

Above: Roger Brown

Above: Sol LeWitt

Friday, May 15, 2015

Ernst Haeckel - Radiolarian Forms

This is a selection from the short documentary Proteus, a film about Ernst Haeckel the 19th century German biologist, philosopher and artist. There are forms of radiolarian that he drew as he saw them under the microscope. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Image + Mark: The Balance of Passion & Representation

Below are some artists that come to mind when I think about intensity. Van Gogh can make a deserted field feel like two comets exploding. Schiele can pour a universe of focus and intensity into a single contour line. Golub captures the awkward jittery horror of violence through his brush strokes. Blake's compositions burst from the seams with spiritual vitality and verve. Goya's line-work slides, shifts and animates his grotesque scenes of despair and injustice. In each of the following cases I would argue that it is as much the "how" as it is the "what" and "why." How the image is made is as important, or in some cases more important, than what the marks represent. The psychological presence and vitality of the artist is sensed. Risk is taken. Life teeters on it's edge and the tightrope walk of creating a vital image holds us spellbound. 

Francis Bacon

William Blake

Lucian Freud

Leon Golub

Francisco Goya

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Ukiyo-e prints)

Egon Schiele

Van Gogh