Jackie Saccoccio, Portrait (Reverse), 2012 oil and mica on linen 84 x 72 inches (courtesy Eleven Rivington)
David Rhodes reviews a recent exhibition of paintings by Jackie Saccoccio at Eleven Rivington, New York.
Rhodes writes: "Saccoccio's Portraits, abstract works that make clear an anthropomorphic intention, engage with an ongoing idea in painting... in which each work stands in for a face, the differences manifested through changes in color combinations. Saccoccio’s paintings are such an open-ended group; enough different encounters are possible here, among the individual paintings. A consistency in making encourages comparison from one to the next, yet one feels not like the other, and they are all similar and different: this registers immediately. The subsequent question—why?—leads the viewer toward a consideration of each painting’s character, from how it feels to how it is made."
John Bunker reflects on the work of Charline Von Heyl on view at Tate Liverpool through May 27, 2012.
Bunker writes that "Some might see abstraction as a safe haven, 'an escape from it all'. But what if we reverse this idea and look at it as a way of analysing, even critiquing the ever evolving visual realms of late Capitalism? Charline Von Heyl’s work might go some way to answering this question..."
Separately, he notes that Von Heyl's paintings "instantly reveal the act of seeing as an embodied experience. This creates a great physical counterweight to the jarring and startling juxtapositions of painterly techniques and imagery within the work."
Miller writes that Omaitz's "work contains layers, not only in the literal sense but also in the many ideas behind it. She works with ideas from the histories of abstraction, architecture, landscapes, natural disasters and tactical responses to painting. The accumulation of layers creates a strong architectural sense of depth. Previous sculptural work captured these ideas of depth and color relation. In this return to painting, she flawlessly combines these ideas in a two-dimensional form."
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.