Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Upcoming: Patrick Brennan FAZES

History in Parts (cross painting), 2009, 20"x 16"

Patrick Brennan

opens 12/5 6-9PM
103 reade st. #2
nyc 10013

If you've been following this blog for a little while, you know that I am really into Patrick Brennan’s work. It’s gone through a lot of interesting changes over the last few years and the work is really at an exciting point. With “FAZES”, Daily Operation presents Brennan's first solo show in New York. It includes a selection of works that highlight his distinct approach to abstract painting. Hints of moons, crosses, stars, and galaxies appear but the viewer is compelled to collect their own narrative.

His work has recently been seen at Artists Space, Heskin Contemporary, Kent State University, Mississippi State University, Apartment Show, and the Deli Storeroom. For more about Patrick Brennan, check out of my previous posts and especially our interview.

Contact me to see the show after opening night: lutzjon [at] gmail [dot] com.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jaya Howey

Untitled, 2008, oil on canvas, 70” x 72”

Who Trampled the Flowering Arbutus Beneath the Library Window, 2009, oil on canvas, 71" x 67"

Untitled, 2009, oil on jutte, 20" x 16"; Who Trampled the Flowering Arbutus Beneath the Library Window, 2009, oil on canvas, 71" x 67"; Untitled, 2009, oil on jutte, 20" x 16"

Happy Hardcore, 2009, oil on canvas, 71" x 67"

Untitled, 2009, oil on jutte, 20" x 16"; Untitled, 2009, oil on jutte, 20" x 16"; The Sassiest Boy in America, 2009, oil on canvas, 71" x 67; Untitled, 2009, oil on jutte, 20" x 16"; The Pan Gets Its Close-up" (#2), 2009, acrylic on canvas, 71" x 67"

Untitled; The Sassiest Boy in America

Goodbye Future, 2008, oil on canvas, 70” x 72”

A Clear Expression of Mixed Feelings (1-4), 2008, oil on canvas, 25” x 22”

Jaya Howey is definitely one of the most exciting painters out there right now. I really enjoyed stopping by his studio and talking to him about what he's been doing. Hopefully we'll do an interview in the future, so look for that. Also check out his blog and more here.

Check out his work in Besides, With, Against, And Yet: Abstraction and The Ready-Made Gestures @ The Kitchen, which opens this Friday, November 13 and runs through January 16, 2010. The complete artist list for the show is: Richard Aldrich, Polly Apfelbaum, Kerstin Br├Ątsch, Ana Cardoso, Jessica Dickinson, Cheryl Donegan, Keltie Ferris, Wade Guyton, Jaya Howey, Alex Hubbard, Jacqueline Humphries, Jacob Kassay, Jutta Koether, Nate Lowman, Seth Price, R.H. Quaytman, Blake Rayne, Davis Rhodes, Cheyney Thompson, Patricia Treib, Charline von Heyl, and Kelley Walker.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Studio: Letha Wilson

Partially Buried, 2009, c-print on wood, 24" x 24" x 3"

Untitled View, 2009, c-print, aqua resin, paint, 16" x 20" x 8"
Sailor's Delight, 2009, c-print, wood, aqua resin, paint, 48" x 10" x 45"

Prism-Pyramid, 2009, xerox transfer, graphite, c-print on paper, 22" x 22"

Stained Glass Acadia, 2009, c-print, 24" x 20"

Golden Cairn, 2009, spray paint and c-print, 14" x 11"
Walden Pond Advent, (in progress), cut and folded c-print, 11" x 11"

I had the chance to stop by Letha Wilson's studio and check out what's she's been doing lately. Here a a few pics from my visit. Check out her show Lines Through the Wilderness, which opens at Hofstra University's Rosenbeg Gallery on Nov. 11 and runs through Dec. 14. Also see her website for more.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Some Things

Upcoming: Matthew Fisher's Lonesome George opens Nov. 6 @ ADA Gallery in Richmond
Up now: Ivin Ballen @ Winkleman
Closing soon: ABCyz 2009 @ Silvershed
Great stuff on KCLOG as of late...esp. The Deli Storeroom's THE REAL WORLD, The Dirty Dirty's Psuedonymous
More from that show at The Dirty Dirty site