Greg Gossel

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In So Many Words   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Jack Balas, Cara Barer, Ben, Patrick Dintino, Ian Everard, Greg Gossel, Sofia Harrison, Wes Hempel, Mitch Jones, Jerry Kunkel, Samuel Messer, Weny Robusi at Andrea Schwartz Gallery August 5th, 2009 - August 28th, 2009
Posted 8/14/09
I had high hopes for WORD, a group exhibition currently on display at Andrea Schwartz Gallery in SoMa. I was attracted by the directness of the show's title and its promise of art mixed with the written word. Like Danielle Steele, who lent her services as guest curator for this show, I am fascinated with work that combines imagery with text and art with literature, a category rich with thematic variety. I envisioned a show that might, for example, examine the nuanced and often tenuous... [more]
Face, Deface   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Greg Gossel at Shooting Gallery June 13th, 2009 - July 7th, 2009
Posted 6/29/09
Happy Endings? Sure, you’ll probably leave this Shooting Gallery show happy, assuming you went in the same way. Greg Gossel’s zero-sum game is blunted, ironically, by the competence and goodness of the painting, the accessibility and familiarity of its referents. It yields good work and simultaneously prevents it from being great. Enlarged beyond the point of photographic clarity, mugs of Princess Di, JFK, Kate Moss, and Mike Tyson tear through Jack Kirby-era comic... [more]
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