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Art review

The ongoing exhibition of Judith Giechman’s work at the Carrie Secrist Gallery is a series of abstract works in Grayscale. She has taken the paper/canvas on an adventure where she explores the materiality by various mark making techniques, playing with the flow of paints, gestural movements, drips and layering. This depiction of abstraction gives each work a different storyline. Each work can be viewed as a landscape, or composition of figures in space, underwater-world or a science experiment of collision of atoms. The possibilities are endless. It also refers to the process of making the ar... [more]
Posted by Agni Chemburkar on 2/19/13
Standishgastown

Bright Lights, Big City

by Abraham Ritchie
On view at Carrie Secrist Gallery until December 6, is "Street / Lights" an exhibition of oil paintings by Robert Standish.  Working in a more traditional mode than other contemporary painters, Standish turns his attention to the issues that we tend to avoid easily: homelessness and prostitution. It seems to be increasingly difficult to paint photorealistically.  Virtuosity for its own sake usually is the object for many artists and is usually complicated by overly-didactic, blatantly populist, or just plain boring, subject matter.  Plus the glut of photorealistic and social-realism work comin... [more]
Posted by Abraham Ritchie on 12/1/08