JAMES GRECO, DEATH BLOW #13, 45 IN. X 48 IN., $0.00 USD, LATEX, ACRYLIC AND PENCIL ON WOOD PANEL, FRAMED IN STAINLESS STEEL
Photo Courtesy of Muriel Guepin
Until Sun., Oct. 30: Group Show Featuring the Artwork of James Greco, Holly Miller, Audrey Stone, and Robert Walden
James Greco is a conceptualist whose work with and against the cliché of abstract painting has developed into an ongoing series of paintings entitled “Death Blows”. Heavy swathes of matte black that dominates each painting, creating a death blow, which functions multi-dimensionally. It is both positive and negative. It is at once a blot, a wound, a scar, an opening, a hole, a void – exposing as much as it obscures. It draws attention to the uselessness of the painting beneath it. Before the death blow, the work is antiquated – painterly, nostalgic, and gestural. James Greco’s methodology destroys those qualities, and eliminates the possibility for further engagement with any romantic decision-making.
James Greco, Death Blow #11
Holly Miller’s wall drawings are executed with nails, thread, paint and shadow that underscore the simplicity and expansiveness of her work. She starts with arrangements of painted nails on the wall and follows the shadows they generate with thread. These installations and smaller work on canvases express themselves as quirky architectural constructions/drawings. The work is tactile and optical. Miller is interested in thread for its linear properties and its relation to drawing.
Robert Walden creates ontological road maps that suggest aerial views or maps of elaborate urban zones complete with housing developments, industrial areas, and business districts. Each drawing is not only a finished work that represents a place, but it is also a reflection of the hand of the artist, the act of making lines. Each of these drawings involves a labor-intensive process where much time is needed for construction and development. Once the drawing is complete, it is a picture of time. The result yields fine, delicate lines that constitute his webs of transit networks.
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Muriel Guépin Gallery
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