ARTIST DƏ ˈZHO͝OR:Caitlin Keogh

Anatomically correct, eschewing academic distinctions between the fine and applied arts.

Interiors , 2016   Acrylic on canvas  84 × 63 in  213.4 × 160 cm

Interiors, 2016

Acrylic on canvas

84 × 63 in

213.4 × 160 cm

Thinking about Cecil Beaton’s controversial photographs of models posing in front of Jackson Pollock paintings (published in Vogue, March 1951).

Untitled , 2016   Acrylic on canvas  81 × 108 in  205.7 × 274.3 cm

Untitled, 2016

Acrylic on canvas

81 × 108 in

205.7 × 274.3 cm

Depictions of patterns with a wit and playfulness that hints at their fetishistic status.

ARTIST DƏ ˈZHO͝OR: Brent Wadden

Equally as inspired by the handcrafted as he is disheartened by the glut of cheap products fueling consumerist culture.

Alignment #47 , 2014  Hand woven fibers, wool, cotton and acrylic on canvas  65 87/100 × 107 9/10 in  167.3 × 274.1 cm

Alignment #47, 2014

Hand woven fibers, wool, cotton and acrylic on canvas

65 87/100 × 107 9/10 in

167.3 × 274.1 cm

“I draw inspiration from all over, but mostly I’m attracted to objects that are handmade and have some kind of special quality to them,” he describes. “It’s hard to explain, but I can admire a Picasso just as much as a crusty wooden lawn ornament my uncle made in 1987.”
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compositions that stand as formidable challenges to the ethics and aesthetics of unchecked consumption

ARTIST DƏ ˈZHO͝OR: Philip Taaffe

Exuberant, intricate work that celebrates man's ritualistic impulses toward image making, borrowing widely from world culture motifs like Northwest Coast Indian masks, Islamic ornamentation, and Japanese perforated screens. 

Konya, 2009

Mixed media on linen

56 × 64 1/2 in

142.2 × 163.8 cm

Known for its elaborate sampling of methods (a single work may use collage, monotype, relief printing, marbling, gilding, silk-screening, and the gestures of Action painting). 

Ophiuran, Prismatic , 2014   Mixed media on canvas  76 1/2 × 70 in  194.3 × 177.8 cm

Ophiuran, Prismatic, 2014

Mixed media on canvas

76 1/2 × 70 in

194.3 × 177.8 cm

Taaffe's art is founded on his belief that painting should be a synthesis of visual forces rather than the ruptures sought by modernism. 

Thronus , 2007  Mixed media on paper  19 3/4 × 17 1/2 in  50.2 × 44.5 cm

Thronus, 2007

Mixed media on paper

19 3/4 × 17 1/2 in

50.2 × 44.5 cm

References include Op Art, abstract artists Jackson Pollockand Robert Rauschenberg, the 1970s Pattern and Decoration movement, and 1980s appropriation art.

 

Artist də ˈZHo͝or: Erin Lawlor

beyond images of form, direct forms of matter, whose form is internal

'Under the Bridge' 2016

'Under the Bridge' 2016

there is something not unlike fractals, of the micro or macrocosm, deliberately imprecise, but certainly very far from any form of geometric abstraction, and in which the reference to the organic remains tangible

Sway , 2016   Oil on canvas  35 2/5 × 27 3/5 in  90 × 70 cm

Sway, 2016

Oil on canvas

35 2/5 × 27 3/5 in

90 × 70 cm

     Little Warg , 2016   Oil on canvas  11 4/5 × 7 9/10 in  30 × 20 cm

 

Little Warg, 2016

Oil on canvas

11 4/5 × 7 9/10 in

30 × 20 cm

Artist də ˈZHo͝or: Orion Martin

Absolutely Impossible not to see these remarkable objects in person. Actually. You shouldn't even look at the here. Well, look...and now make a calendar date to find out when and where his next exhibition is and go. Just go, No excuses. Not this time. There is no time. These are very urgent paintings. Be warned. Nay, be enlightened. 

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Dear Eczema,

Where were you? I went to the tarp like you said and I sat there for two hours. I got thirsty and went to get water. I left a note. I came back fifteen minutes later and waited another two hours.

I think I would have seen you coming or going when I got the water so I guess you just never showed up. What happened? What’s wrong? Where did you go? I am worried and afraid to call your house.

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Nothing happened. I never went to the tarp. I didn’t want to see you. I don’t ever want to see you. I can’t explain, there’s nothing for me to say. Please don’t contact me ever again. You don’t

Eczema Song

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Install View at Bodega,  New York, US

Install View at Bodega, New York, US

I wonder how the master of light and perception celebrates his birthday... James Turrell, call me!

 

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"We go outside and get into a movable shell and zip off to another place, and get out inside of another one. So it’s kind of musical chairs with these shells—the shell game—and these things that enclose us."

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James Turrell gave me a feeling, I feel like I owe him one too. In my first year of college, I went to visit his installation at Clairmont University and was never the same. My relationship to my environment went through a massive shift. I became insanely in tune with gravity, which is complicated in itself. There's this indescribable magnetism to a Turrell piece that almost hurts to talk about because it's so much about presence. At the time I considered myself a rigorous painter. Little did I know.......I love you James. DM me! ;)

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