Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In Process: Brooke Moyse

Studio view of new works

Studio view

The Brooklyn based artist, Brooke Moyse, is one of my favorite painters working in New York today.
While her work could be cited as an example of Bushwick's recent New Casualist esthetic, the formal qualities of Moyse's painting have been evolving steadily, into a studied offhandedness, for some years. 
The quick appearance of her paint application is butted against a sophisticated palette, and accute sense of composition, that lend an air of urbanity to Moyse's paintings. 
These varied, formal contrasts, along with the ambition and scale of much of her work, 
make her seem right at home in the current group show at Loretta Howard Gallery in Chelsea. In DNA: Strands of Abstraction, she shares wall space with Kline, Motherwell, Frankenthaller, Poons and Rockburne without missing a beat.

In the latest entry, for the In Process series, I am happy to present the development of one of Moyse's recent paintings . . . . 

From the artist's statement:

I am interested in creating works in which the primary subject is the act of looking, and where that process slowly unfolds with time. This idea translates physically into playful marks and gestures that allude to architecture, nature, and film, marking light and space through a casual and straight-forward gesture. I work on multiple pieces of varying sizes and materials simultaneously; a method that allows the works to talk to one another while developing their own individuality. The goal is to create an experience for the viewer in which the feeling of being present is heightened, and the artwork’s energy flows beyond the borders of the canvas.
I am interested in the way in which religion and spirituality have been key motivators or filters for art throughout history, and my artistic practice becomes a way to bring different movements and time periods into the present. I take on various artists or art historical movements, engaging in conversations with them through my work. At times it starts to feel like a performance of art making in which I am trying on different methodologies and then translating them into my own language. Mostly though, I am looking, anticipating, and scraping together an environment through my work, that is simultaneously funny, serious, poetic, and without boundaries.

Big, acrylic on canvas, 94 x 60 in. 

Brooke Moyse's work can currently be seen in the group show, DNA: Strands of Abstraction, up through August 2 at the Loretta Howard Gallery in Chelsea.

*all images provided by the artist.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Small Wonder Summer Show @ Ground Floor Gallery

Sean Gallagher, Galaxy of Sand 1, 2013, gouche on paper, 1.5 x 2 in.

Small Wonder: A group show featuring work by-
Adams Puryear, Alyssa Piro, Becky Yazdan, Brendan Newell, Corinne Odermatt, Elissa Swanger, Eliza Stamps, Jacobus Capone, Karen Schoellkopf, Lisa Wicka, Sean Gallagher and Thomas Hammer

Opening: Friday July 12, 6 - 8:30 PM
July 12 - August 24, 2013
closing reception: August 22, 6 - 8:30 PM

343 5th Street 
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Bigger Picture @ Brooklyn Art Gallery

Remainder @ Philbrook Museum Of Art

Rachel Beach, Hawk, 2012, plywood, veneer, oil and acrylic

through September 29, 2013

From the press release:

Remainder brings together recent work by seven young, up-and-coming female sculptors: Diana Al-Hadid, Rachel Beach, Rachel Foullon, Kate Gilmore, Heather Rowe, Erin Shirreff, and Allyson Vieira. The sculpture presented in this exhibition is primarily abstract, but pulls influence from the physical framing of space, including buildings, architectural plans and models, gardens, and even modern sculpture. Many of these references recall the recent past, with inflections of twentieth century art and design. Others elicit ancient cultures, with vaguely primeval forms.

2727 South Rockford Road
Tulsa, OK 74114

DNA Strands Of Abstraction @ Loretta Howard Gallery

Dying On Stage @ Garis And Hahn

Tatiana Berg, Wide Sargasso Tent, 2013, 59 x 59 x 15 in.

Dying on Stage: New Painting in New York
Curated by Kyle Chayka
Featuring work by: Ariel Dill, Clare Grill, Kristina Lee, Sarah Faux, and Tatiana Berg

June 20 - July 20, 2013
Garis and Hahn
263 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

Benefit Exhibition for BalletX @ Bridgette Mayer Gallery