Last year went OVERBOARD with favorites so trying keep this list small and personal, limited to abstract painting...
Simon Hantai - from 1981, but new to me.
Dan Colen - apparently i'm the only one in the world who liked these grody paintings??? they were terrific.
Lance Rautzhan - i know a lot of different groups of artists in NYC, many of them overlap, and Lance belongs to NONE of them... it's so weird! anyways, i love it.
Lauren Luloff at BUOY!!!
Justin Adian - this piece and a solo show at Blackston
Rosanna Bruno - in 2 shows
Edwin Ruda - not new or even new to me, but newly appreciated.
SUPER SPECIAL top favorite shows:
Cro-Mirski!!! and Shadow Boner!!! THANK YOU to everyone who came.
Regret not getting around to posting Whitney Claflin (2x... at Real Fine Arts and Thomas Erben), Suzanne Frecon, Blair Thurman, Harriet Korman (in 2 shows)... others surely but that is who comes to mind.
2009 - Favorites '09... went overboard! ends with one worst.
2008 - Favorites '08
2007 - Fantastic Four 2007... with a list of 'worsts' at bottom. an update with more '07 faves
2006 - no list
2005 - no list
2004 - Some Favorite Art Things 2004, My Worst Art Things 2004
UPDATE: yeah already realized i did not list Larry Poons and Dona Nelson... basically everything on the blog is a favorite. this is impossible.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Katharina Grosse at MASS MoCA.
boards used to cover the window for jenny holzer's show were recycled as masking for this wall... they don't waste anything at this museum (for example sitting in christoph buchel's abandoned theatre seats to watch guy ben-ner's mocking video).
side by side BUILDINGs-ful of Katharina Grosse and Sol Lewitt wow.
She gave a wonderful talk I attended in 2005 -
Katharina Grosse lecture Part 1
Katharina Grosse lecture Part 2
Katharina Grosse lecture Part 3
more pictures on my flickr
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Charlie McComber at a coffee shop... I almost don't want to share this mad genius.
they are all(?) less than $200 and i can't afford any of them!!! but i will get one eventually.
i think charlie would like gellochio and vice-versa.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Meridith Pingree, Blue Curtain, at Camel Art Space.
A chain along the hall of nine slowly spinning 'wipers'(?) lifting a glistening blue chain up and down, in an out-of-sync jerky looping rythm.
a brain node of the creep chain
NOBODY ELSE IS DOING THIS FREAKY STUFF. the only artists that remotely come to mind are Jon Kessler techy things, but more-so Lee Bontecou... because of a similar attraction/repulsion organic/industrial creep vibe.
spider shadows with lifting and dropping oil blue chain.
Curator Rod Malin with work by Tom Moody.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Roger White, at Rachel Uffner Gallery. Closes 12/19th.
Roger White, at D'Amelio Terras, on anaba 7/16/2007.
Roger White, at Rachel Uffner, on anaba 10/15/2008.
Roger White, in Bob Nickas' Cave Painting 2, on my flickr 12/2009. Have you seen my flickr it's awesome.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Maria Walker, at NYU's Rosenberg Gallery (34 Stuyvesant St), through 12/12.
hard to see the white paint on raw canvas. the sides aren't wrapped super tight.. it's kind of folded.
First saw one of her paintings in It's A Wonderful Life, at Sideshow Gallery, 1/2009.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Wendy White, Arete, 2010
Wendy White's painting in a group painting show at Schroeder Romero & Shredder... many good artists in the show and I will post more images later, but first wanted to see this one all by itself.
Arete = Excellent