Ginny Casey, Paperwork, 2012, oil on panel 13 x 14 inches (courtesy of the artist)
Sharon Butler blogs about the work of painter Ginny Casey whose exhibition, Green Teeth at Culture Room, Bushwick, Brooklyn is on view through August 29, 2012.
Butler writes: "Embracing sincerity, symbolism, and personal narrative, Casey paints clunky shapes, exaggerated limbs and oddly proportioned objects that remind me of Amy Sillman and Susan Rothenberg. She has a light touch--her paint handling is delicate without seeming tentative or contingent."
Kee writes that Chaseling's "small but ambitious show consists of a video, a handful of canvasses and a large, vaguely squid-shaped wall painting that appears to be divulging, or perhaps digesting, a number of discrete miniature paintings from within its unruly parameters. Strong looping forms, deadpan-color contrasts and decisive execution formally define an exhibition that initially seems engaged in a playful riff on contemporary abstraction. The more slowly absorbed narrative and imagistic elements of the show point, however, to an unexpected cluster of concerns: chance, anomaly, violence and the imaginings of post-apocalyptic experience."
Kessler writes: "The best contemporary art in NYC right now can be seen in Bushwick, all in one building - 56 Bogart... [including] breathtaking wrap-around colorfield paintings by Shingo Francis... [and] Theodore:Art has one of the best shows of small abstract paintings I’ve seen in a long time."
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.