David Poppie, Wandering Stars II, 2013, Colored Pencils on Panel
Courtesy Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York
Great work lingers, and the works that were a part of between a place and candy: new works in pattern + repetition + motif, organized by Norte Maar and curated by Jason Andrews at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, were no exception. They lingered. And they are still lingering 4 months later. The exhibition ran in New York from March 16 – June 12, 2015, and I had the great pleasure of seeing it in June before it closed. I had meant to write about the work right away but life got in the way and this post kept being put off, but the lingering power of the work haunted me. I am still struck, months later, by how immediate the work is, even in the photographs. The works still have a confident, visceral impact; Look at me and remember.
There is a curious power to pattern and repetition. Many of the works in between a place and candy felt to me like emotional maps. Through the repetition of color, shape and line the works guide the viewer to look deeper, closer, both within the depths of the visual confines of the frame and also within the depths of the viewers own internal emotional memory. Through shape, delicate line, color, form and material substance the artists whose works comprised this exhibition reminded the viewer of the power of form, the resonate heft of replication and the guiding influence of line, both colored and not. These visual forces compel us to linger, to ponder, to wonder and to reflect. There is great power in that.
David Poppie, Wandering Stars II (Detail)
Robert Zakanitch, Hanging Gardens Series (By the Seal), 2011/12, Gouache and Colored Pencil on Paper, 96 x 60 inches
Courtesy of Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Robert Zakanitch, Hanging Gardens Series (By the Seal) Detail
Lori Ellison, Untitled 2010, Gouache on wood panel
Courtesy McKenzie Fine Art
Lori Ellison, Untitled 2012, 2013, 2008 & 2010 & Bedford Boogie Woogie Blue 2010, Gouache on wood panel
Courtesy McKenzie Fine Art, New York
Leslie Kerby, The Contained World, 2015, Oil on Cardboard
Leslie Kerby, The Contained World (Detail)
Mary Judge, Bacio, 2015, Flasche on Linen on Panel, 25 x 25 inches
Jessica Weiss, Queen for a Day, 2014, Silkscreen, collage and acrylic on canvas, 70 inches x 68 inches
Jessica Weiss, Queen for a Day (Detail)
Colin Thomson, Medium, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 58 x 52 inches
Courtesy of Outlet Fine Art, Brooklyn
Margaret Lanzetta, Air Chrysalis, 2014, Oil and acrylic on canvas
Samantha Bittman, Untitled (2004 – 009), 2004, Acrylic on Handwoven Textile, 25 x 20 inches
Courtesy of Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago and Outlet Fine Art, Brooklyn
Libby Hartie, Untitled #21 (Arrow), 2015 Graphite Collage on Paper Mounted on Panel, 45 x 90 inches
I visit Chelsea often. I will look for these artists. I paint and draw.
Wonderful show! Wish I could’ve seen it. I’m drawn to pattern and use it in my work. There’s an focusing and ordering aspect to viewing pattern. I find it centers me.