When asked lately "What have you seen that's good?" my response has been these three shows, all seen within the last couple of weeks.
Joyce Pensato, installation view
I don't know why she hasn't had a NYC museum show yet! She is one of my favorite artists, and James and I never miss a show. We are lucky enough to own two works by her -- a graphite on paper "Running Mickey" and a white-on-black enamel on paper piece of Donald Duck. Check out my flickr photos for more images, including some older work at Sarah Bowen.
We had an "old school Williamsburg" visit with Joyce last Saturday, hanging out on some chairs on the sidewalk in front of Parker's Box.
Rosemarie Fiore, Mega Dome, 2005
Oil on canvas, 48 × 60 inches
The paintings in this show represent a breakthrough for the artist, in my opinion. I found the ceramics entertaining, and the fireworks paintings have a kind of minimalist beauty, but the paintings in this show blew me away. I love the textures, and use of crazy scenarios and colors.
Jeremy Eilers, Eggstickee, 2006
found objects, 81 × 38 inches
This show of paintings and (mostly) sculpture curated by the artist Roy Stanfield, who also works at the gallery. My favorite works in the show were by Jeremy Eilers and Ian Pedigo. We have seen Ian's work before via Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery. I was told by Roy that Eilers's studio is a kind of fort, ready to have works such as the one above wrapped up and taken away. The works contain their own protective wrapping material, although that sharp point of the work above looks like it would still stick out. There are more images from the show on the gallery's website.
Related: Tom Moody on a Roy Stanfield sculpture in the show
[photos courtesy of the galleries except for my photo of Joyce Pensato's drawings]