Christopher Joy and Zachary Keeting visit the studio of artist Vincent Como.
Como descirbes his interest in "the idea of this surface, this pristine plane that references monochrome painting, references this history ingrained in modern art, and then like a black hole, it's collapsing on itself… succumbing to the weight of its own history." He continues: "The stacked canvases are definitely about that pristine monochrome surface, but also that surface failing to achieve perfection… reiterating that over and over with each successive canvas so it becomes this monument to its own failure... a lot of the work is about tradition, modernity and this utopian ideal and the impossibility of that ideal."
Kris Chatterson photo blogs installation photos from the exhibition Angular Seduction curated by Vincent Como at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn through February 17, 2013.
The show features work by Maya Hayuk, Jason Karolak, Anna Kunz, Karl LaRocca, Melissa Oresky, and Kirk Stoller, artists who "Painters who are each navigating space through color, shape and line, at times even breaking free of the planar reality of pictorial space to enter the Z-axis, or rather, the world of three dimensions with the rest of us. The differences in these collected works come out of the handling of materials, whether clean and exacting with pure color, a sharp demarcation of elements, or transparent and loose with areas of paint bleeding over/into others. While owing a debt to Color Theory as well as the Hard Edge painters and Minimal artists each of the works on display in Angular Seduction simultaneously bastardize and push the boundaries of those very traditions in an attempt to bring the work to another level of existence and thus lure the unsuspecting viewer closer through their wanton displays of geometric persuasion."
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