Yikes! Haven’t been on Tumblr in awhile, I guess things start quieting down for me after Pile of Craft and I start hibernating a little bit. I have been busy here and there, though. Here’s some new work (along with lots of other woven goods!) that you can now purchase on my Etsy.
"Confidence in my understanding of formal aesthetics is not the problem. Those things are solvable. I solved them beautifully." Eva Hesse
No argument here.
i want all of his sculptures and paintings for my house
my new favorite artist
Forget About the Sweetbreads’
55 Delancey Street,
Lower East Side
Through Feb. 3
The spirited group show at James Fuentes has been organized by the painter Joanne Greenbaum and Adrianne Rubenstein, the gallery’s associate director. Its title, “Forget About the Sweetbreads” was uttered by Bill Cosby in an episode of “The Cosby Show” set in a gourmet restaurant. In the current context this admonition seems to imply “let’s not get too refined here,” which the show’s organizers certainly did not. Choosing recent work by artists who range in age from their 30s to their 80s, as if to suggest a continuity over time despite changes in fashions, the pieces emphasize a decidedly robust physicality that involves squeezing, drizzling, slathering and a bit of carpentry and that, over all, strikes a somewhat tragicomic chord.
Clown faces or clownlike presences are discernible in Hal Saulson’s built-up painted wood relief; Ellen Gronemeyer’s small dark canvas, “Twin Peaks”; Heike Kati Barath’s abject rendition of a demonic rabbit; Norbert Prangenberg’s clay “Kopf (Head)”; and even Miriam Cahn’s relatively sober rendering of a mother and child who could be in whiteface. Annette Messager’s “Deux Replicants Ensembles,” which consists of two cylinders of stuffed and bound fabric, varies the clown theme by suggesting dunces in a corner. An especially strong impression is made by Alice Mackler, an 81-year-old painter who, after a stroke, turned to making small figures, faces and vessels in roughly formed, brightly glazed clay. Ms. Mackler has a gift for color and texture and for conveying human pomposity. Her work shares in the spirit, if not the appearance, of Daumier’s sculptures and the small wood figures of Feininger.
glazed porcelain vase
Paintings and drawings by Bill Taylor, 1854-1949.