Art-Rated: Your earlier paintings have this concern with a creating a magic, phenomenological space. Your agenda was not always clear, the imagery was sometimes more cryptic. Where was this work coming out of? Read More
Currently on view at David Zwirner
May 4 – June 23, 2012
by Lily Koto Olive
Stepping into the Alice Neel exhibition currently on view at David Zwirner felt like I had entered directly into the artist’s psyche and memory banks. The show is sparsely hung with selections from the late artists estate, most being portraits of her friends and cohorts made between 1964 and 1983; the last two decades of Neel’s life as a painter in NYC. Read More
Tomory Dodge is an artist based in Los Angeles who is known for his vibrant and active abstract paintings that combine gestural brushwork with a highly tuned color sense. His paintings are simultaneously announcing themselves as paintings and as spaces, each layer fueled by the “endless temptation of finding new forms, new phenomena.” Art-Rated was able to catch up with Tomory and discuss his work and ideas:
Eugene Lemay’s solo show, Navigator, opens this week at Mike Weiss Gallery. His large scale monochrome landscapes are seemingly quiet images, reminiscent of the foggy landscapes of James McNeill Whistler. Upon closer inspection their mysterious surface comes to life – the images are built from layering of thousands of individual words and characters. Art-Rated’s Jonathan Beer and Lily Koto Olive were able to talk with Eugene about the work:
Art-Rated: The name of the exhibition, Navigator, comes from your time spent as a navigator in the Israeli army. Are these nocturne landscapes depicting specific locations or landmarks?
Interview with Nunu Hung, Curator of Borderless Map: Taiwanese Painting Now
Interview between Jonathan Beer, Nunu Hung (translating and speaking for the artists), and Lily Koto Olive
Artist Cori Beardsley, along with 20 other artists, performers and musicians have constructed The Cave in the front exhibition space of Frontrunner Gallery and in its project space, both at 59 Franklin St in TriBeca, NYC. The group show, featuring site-specific installations, paintings, drawings, soundscapes, projections, music and theater opens tomorrow evening March 16th, from 6-9 pm.
Art-Rated recently caught up with Cori to discuss the project, process and ideas behind how the project came to evolve.
by Lily Koto Olive
New York based artist Tat Ito explores themes of human interconnectedness by juxtaposing elements and iconography that stem from his native Japanese culture set against a Western viewpoint. Sprawling environments echo Baroque and Rococo landscapes, while manga-like characters populate the lively surfaces. The influence of Japanese printmaking is evident in the way Ito handles space and compositional decisions, often utilizing gold leaf cloud and wave shapes. These metallic liquid shapes float on top of his environments, but never blending into the lush surfaces beneath.
Like Bosch and Bruegel, Ito invents his own worlds teeming with the characters he creates. His paintings reflect the familiar urban experience of being surrounded while also feeling completely alone. Read More