Tamara Gonzales, totter, 62 x 50 inches, spray paint on canvas (courtesy Norte Marr)
EJ Hauser blogs images from the exhibition Tamara Gonzales: Unititled at Norte Maar, Bushwick, on view through April 29, 2012, as well as photos from a visit to Gonzales' studio.
The gallery notes that Gonzales' new paintings "spring to the optical extreme through her unique process of spray painting through found lace tablecloths, doilies, and curtains. Vibrant and witty, layered and textured, the artist combines large gesture with tight pattern to create compositions that at once mimic the grand heroic gestures of the postwar painters, while capturing all-over free spirit found in the graffiti that appears daily on the streets near her Bushwick studio."
Rose writes: "Can one be playful and 'indisciplined' in a way disciplined enough to justify the deep importance that the project of abstraction always wanted to claim? The point is brought into sharp relief by the current exhibition of Mary Heilmann's work at Hauser & Wirth. Heilmann plays off these two sides, as she probes deep affectivity alongside the kind of comic seriousness that abstract art has often found itself turning towards."
Caleb De Jong reviews the exhibition Guy Goodwin: Recent Works at Brennan & Griffin, New York, on view through April 8, 2012.
De Jong writes that "Goodwin's paintings manage to have an old fashioned presence in spite of their seemingly fragile surfaces. 2-2-3-3 INTERIOR, from 2011, for instance, is painted in simple and declarative primary blues, yellows, purples and browns. In photographs the surface resembles soft felt while in person the layered cardboard is crude and awkward, but also satisfying and direct."
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