Thursday, March 26, 2009

Matthew Fisher

Matthew Fisher's Forever Is opens this Saturday night at Rare.

See my interview with Matthew here.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Jasmine Justice

Rosie View, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 16" x 12"

Fingerhut, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 48 " x 48 "

Jasmine Justice's New Kind of Kick opens this Saturday, the 27th at 65Grand in Chicago. See my past post with Jasmine here.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Pierre Obando

Edits, 2008-09, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24"

Abduction, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 12” x 16”

Be sure to check out Pierre Obando's superb show at Rush Arts Gallery before it closes on March 28.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mark Schoon

Here's a sample of a great new work by Mark Schoon entitled Two Rooms. It's meant to be seen as a large scale, dual projection, so I suggest watching it on full screen. His process is not exactly what you think it might be, but I'll leave a note in the comments about that...more of his works here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sherri Caudell Brennan

Yardbird, 2008, collage and paint on paper, 9" x 12"

J.G. Ballard, 2008, collage on paper, 9" x 12"

Untitled, 2007, collage on paper, 12" x 9"

Givenchy Paris, 2006, photograph, 8" x 10"

Saturday Night, 2007, collage on fabric, 11" x 8 1/2"
Beak, 2007, collage on fabric, 11" x 8 1/2"

Boombatta, 2006, collage on paper, 12" x 9"

I just ran across this article by Charlie White in the current issue of Artforum. He seems curious about, but slightly dismissive of what he sees as a adolescent trend in contemporary collage. Sherri Caudell Brennan is a great example of someone who utilizes the kind of 'teenage bedroom' esthetic that he talks about, but there's a lot more going on. They've got some serious soul...