Darina Karpov

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What Do We Have Here?   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Darina Karpov at Pierogi July 2nd, 2010 - August 1st, 2010
Posted 7/24/10
    The evidence that a very skilled painter has been at work is everywhere apparent on the walls of the back gallery at Pierogi.  Here is an artist who seems to effortlessly conjure convincing forms without revealing any of their true nature to us.  That is to say that they signal familiarity, but they show us nothing tangible for the most part and even bring into question what “they” even are.  What are we looking at? Is it a tree? A ship?  In fact, these paintings and drawings are... [more]
Apocalyptic Summer at Pierogi   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Justin Amrhein, Nadja Bournville, Dawn Clements, Hugo Crosthwaite, Kirsten Deirup, Brian Dewan, James Esber, Jane Fine, Peter Garfield, Andreas Gehrke, Kim Jones, Darina Karpov, William Lamson, Ryan Mrozowski, John O'Connor, Michael Schall, David Scher, Jonathan Schipper, David Shapiro, Les Stone, Lynn Talbot, Jim Torok, Daniel Zeller at Pierogi June 27th, 2008 - July 28th, 2008
Posted 7/6/08
  You know its summer in New York City when a massive influx of group shows overrun commercial galleries boroughwide. Some of these are organized by fashionable artists, writers, and sometimes even curators, who, to put it bluntly, should not be allowed to partake in the curatorial practice. This, however, does not ring true for Pierogi's new summer group show, , which features some of the best work I've seen in a gallery setting all year. All of the artists in Apocalyptic Summer, in... [more]