dorsch gallery, edge zones
Post #419 • December 1, 2004, 11:03 AM • 24 Comments
Observed this past weekend at Dorsch Gallery, Harumi Abe.
Ramon Fernandez-Bofil, checking in from RISD. I'm not sure about this one - I miss the color from his earlier work, but this guy can sure put material down.
Elisabeth Condon. Enough people make landscapes characterized by the use of elements appropriated from wide swaths of visual culture that we can now consider it a genre, and I believe Condon ranks among its best practitioners.
Jordan Massengale. Whoa. The color idea seems interesting but this painting looks too strange to function.
Alex di Pietra.
Brian Reedy, going Celtic and amping up his color to good effect.
Carolina Salazar. I miss the figures but adore what she included.
Kerry Ware, working with pegs inserted into the board. What can I say? We got the realest of the deals right here at Dorsch.
At Edge Zones in the World Arts Building, Chad Abel.
I'm almost sure this guy's name is Neil Bender. Correct me if I'm wrong. Churning Gustonish piles of flesh: I was impressed.
David Rohn. I usually like Rohn's paintings, which I liken somewhat to those of Robert Colescott in their deliberate naivete. I just wish he would amp them up to the intensity of his hilarious, consummately convincing performance work.
Performance by the ladies of Slapdown. We need a term for entertainment that only makes sense in the context of an art gallery. This was a gas. I particularly enjoyed, on a conceptual level, the dueling versions of Frida Kahlo (not pictured).
A good time was had by all.