Artist Steve Roden posts some thoughts on the work of Blinky Palermo sparked by the juxtaposition of a Palermo work, Projektion, with one of Roden's own paintings in the exhibition Time Again at the Sculpture Center in Long Island City. Palermo's Projektion is "a photographic document of a projection of a red and blue painting onto the front of what appears to be the facade of an apartment building." Roden notes that Projektion "...seems to shift certain conditions of an existing architecture through the addition of color and light..." and writes about his own painting's relationship to architecture.
Catherine Wagley relects on friendship and recounts the story of two friends whose work influenced one another: Blinky Palermo and Imi Knoebel. The two artists explored the United States together on a road trip where they "stopped at Rothko’s Chapel, saw De Maria’s Las Vegas piece, and returned home inspired." Palermo's work is currently the subject of a retrospective that travels from LACMA to the Hirshhorn Museum where it opens February 24, 2011. Imi Knoebel's hommage to his friend 24 Colors for Blinky is on view at Dia:Beacon.
Tyler Green writes about Steve Roden "a California-based artist, [who] has slipped through the cracks. In Europe he’s mostly known as a sound artist. In the Western United States, Roden’s paintings and sculpture have earned him a devoted cult following. In the East he’s almost entirely unknown. A just-closed 20-year survey exhibition at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, Calif. reveals remarkable achievement that’s been hidden in plain sight. "
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.