I’ve been wanting to update this for 3 years now. Here it is finally.
I know its been a while, so if you need a refresher about what Curatorial Idol is, basically, if I could convince a gallery to let me curate a show and persuade some top notch artists to participate in it? This would be my (next) show:
“Pigeonhole” or “What is it exactly?”
This post has been incubating for so long, I don’t really remember how it started. I know Jenene Nagy’s work had been featured on Port. I think around the time it made a shift to large scale installations? Anyways, it caught my eye the way it was too flat for sculpture and not bound to a canvas frame like a painting.
This sort of in between state was also how I came to understand Mark Creegan’s work. The dried paint and painting tools become objects while retaining there language of color and light.
Nancy White’s work simplified both the sculptural and painterly aspects. The difficulty in photographing the pieces is what clued me in to the precarious state of the work. Is it the shift in lighting that changes or are the different faces painted a different hue?
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.
*I’m a sneaky bastard. Again, without permission but with the utmost respect, all images were taken from the respectfully linked websites. Please don’t send G-Man (or thugs!) after me.