Ham Paw and I went to Chelsea yesterday. Here are some of our findings:
1. David Korty at Greene Naftali - hazy lyrical paintings that reference late 19th century painting (Munch in places, Monet a little bit)...I also smelled some pre-cubist Georges Braque...as well as other pleasing art historical references. They are photo-derived, seem pushed through a Photoshop filter, but not in an obvious way. There is an unexpected sense of pixellation or digitizing that happens through these cooky, lilting gestures - the image starts to gently decompose in places, into these painterly, almost decorative marks. Really clever and beautiful.
2. Christian Schumann - no understandy.
3. Nick Lowe at John Connelly - excellent, dense pencil on paper drawings, like a psychedelic Jockum Nordstrum. Fun to look at.
4. Nick Mauss at Daniel Reich - NO!!!!! MAKE IT STOP!!!! There was nothing there. Flimsy, upsetting.
That's all for now. I hope it made sense to you.
Today is for client preparation. How to fill the time, is my constant concern. How to force speaking from their mouths when speaking doesn't come.
This morning my eyes are googly. They wobble all around.