Painting by Richard Timperio (photo: Paul Behnke, courtesy of the artist)
Paul Behnke photo blogs a visit to Sideshow Gallery to see new paintings by Richard Timperio.
Behnke writes that Timperio's new work "imparts a Matisse-ian revelry in color but the way the paint is applied belies an attitude more akin to Paul Klee's idea of serious play. While it's apparent that Timperio does enjoy his work, the viewer can't help but be struck buy the craftsmanship and improvisational puzzle solving that inform the artist's decisions. The subtle and bold applications of paint combine with offbeat color choices in each piece to produce a profoundly playful new body of work."
Kalm notes that Timperio's "Bedford Avenue gallery, Sideshow has launched and revived the careers of generations of artists and... These activities have required Rich's attentions at the expense of his own practice, so it is with great admiration that we view Timperio's return to painting."
Hrag Vartanian provides a brief history of Sideshow Gallery's annual salon show of painting and sculpture. "What makes the show so unique is the surprising juxtaposition of famous artists (Michael Goldberg, Bill Jensen, Judy Pfaff, Larry Poons …) with lesser known talents and even some complete unknowns." This year's show It’s All Good (Apocalypse Now) runs from January 8 - February 20, 2011.
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