design district openings
Post #348 • August 18, 2004, 6:19 AM • 3 Comments
Last Thursday featured openings in the Design District. My foray into it didn't turn up much, but there were some arrangements of marbles by Wendy Wischer, which I continue to prefer among all of her projects. (Images of similar arrangements are here; scroll about 2/3 of the way down.)
Also in the Buena Vista Building was a solo show of Kika Karadi. Most of the exhibition wasn't very good, but there were two recent paintings, one of which is shown below (Dog With Pink Sky, 2004, 46 x 58 inches), that evinced marked potential. Using a sooty palette and angular shape-making that reminded me of John Marin, it looked like a dreary attempt at first but could be seen to dominate the room upon prolonged inspection. I expect prodigious things from Karadi in the future.
(The show is one of those Design District deals with unpredictable hours; a second opening will take place September 9. One can also make an appointment - contact me and I will forward your message to the artist.)