Installation view, Eddie Martinez: Matador Paintings (photo: Hyperallergic, courtesy of Journal Gallery)
Allison Meier reviews the exhibition Eddie Martinez: Matador at Journal Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on view through April 28, 2013.
Meier writes: "The taking of an idea and slightly altering it, over and over again, can often be more interesting than the executed initial idea itself... Martinez is experimenting with this idea in an installation of his Matador paintings where a grouping of abstract forms occurs over and over again with messy alterations. Martinez made all seven in one long, self-imposed studio struggle."
James Kalm visits the exhibition Jim Dine: New Paintings at Pace Gallery, New York, on view through March 23, 2013.
Kalm notes: "Dine's new works are a distinct departure form his previous imagistic works where he based his compositions of a frontal view of a heart or bathrobe. Along with a plunge in to pure Abstract Expressionism, Dine adds the element of sand to give these pieces the texture of a stucco wall or colored asphalt. Despite the nubby facture, the artist retains a delicate, and rich coloristic sensibility."
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