Guy Goodwin, Tania's Day, 2012, Acrylic, tempera on laminated cardboard (courtesy Brennan & Griffin)
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."
Asked about his paintings, in which gestural abstraction and imagery blend together, Berryhill remarks "There's something about the searching for the thing you don't know what it is, the invention part I like, so when I get something in a drawing, I like, to work on it until it feels like a thing."
Paul Behnke photo blogs images from the exhibition Max Gimblett: The Holy Grail at Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, on view through April 7, 2012.
The exhibition includes Gimblett's sumi ink drawings which inform his large-scale gestural abstractions. The gallery describes Gimblett's paintings as "glossy, calligraphic abstractions in high-keyed hues, many of which feature large expanses of gold, silver, and aluminum leaf. Often, only a few brushstrokes or simplified shapes appear on the surfaces."
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