Austere, calming, provocative, aggressive, confronting, soothing, luring, denying – these are some of the adjectives that can be applied to Richter’s new paintings.
By all rights these life-and-death-size duels in the sun between bullfighters and bulls should be awful, stripped of the mystery and mediation that until now had been the artist’s stock-in-trade.
Federle’s attempt to create an atmosphere of spiritual mimesis is fairly unique in current abstract painting.
Carroll Dunham’s rough canvases, tilting toward aggressive sexual assertion and actions of near anarchy, are catchy tunes of hipster malice.
Thomasos’s vigorously contemporary abstraction is constructed upon imaginary metropolitan grids in which subterranean cages rise to skyscraper scale and architectural renderings blur into infinite space.
Sleigh took a proto-feminist approach to spatial representation that was, and sometimes still is, confused with a naïve technique.
In Stitches surveys artists from very different backgrounds who are united by the medium of stitching, broadly defined.
This was an artcritical PIC OF THE FAIRS in December 2009.