Sunday, October 16, 2005

Morning Shambles

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(Munch in places, Monet a little bit)...I also smelled some pre-cubist Georges Braque...as well as other pleasing art historical references.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.

12 comments:

Brother Stash said...

Harshness from the higher up powers coming down in a demand-oriented proclamation. Get to work, MM.

nardlet said...

MM, Thanks for the art reviews! Have not been out a-peeping in quite a while, and need a list of good shows for maximum time-usage. The Greene Naftali gig sounds promising.

sloth said...

MM, see if you can find the mechanism for vocalization in each entity. Sometimes it's in the lower anterior skull area, sometimes in the upper rectal region. Sit the creature on your knee and manipulate the mechanism until the speaks come out. This is useful, and can also be fun.

sloth said...

MM, see if you can find the mechanism for vocalization in each entity. Sometimes it's in the lower anterior skull area, sometimes in the upper rectal region. Sit the creature on your knee and manipulate the mechanism until the speaks come out. This is useful, and can also be fun.

hammy said...

positivity and alcohol!

Mountain Man said...

Yeah HP, we did it! I am still positive, even today. I heart art.

Frances said...

MM, smooches. You are a cute smelly man.

Sushi Blameful said...

Most smelly Mountain, a many sun rain down on walking legs. Most lucky findings and art love. Very good happy to you.

Corny said...

Christian Schumann began to tell me that befoe this group of paintings he did a series where he was cross- hatching the shadows of objects and he got obsessed by the cross-hatching, then we we're interupted, but it gives you some sense of where it comes from.
Nick Mauss is a bad dream, The new "it" girl is stabbing me in the head. Did Elizabeth Payton help him paint or something, I heard she was involved in his show? Whatev.

fairy butler said...

i want to see these shows. I am curious about the Chr. Sch. paintings. will see. I am a big big fan of some of his work. Mostly i want to go see the Van Gogh drawings and the show at the Frick.

Anonymous said...

what did those little stands do in the nick mauss show?

hammy said...

peace out, hold onto the vibes!!