Jeffrey Bishop at OHT
Post #794 • May 22, 2006, 11:32 AM • 21 Comments
Jeffrey Bishop has some rather handsome works up at OHT, part of the unfortunately named SoWa Art District, called that because it lies to the east of Washington Avenue, but Wash Ave runs sort of north by northeast to south by southwest at that particular segment, and, besides, EaWa looks like Hawaiian and sounds too much like "ewok," and we don't want to go there, but it would have helped me find the district a lot faster if they had called it that instead of trying to crib cute neighborhood names from Manhattan.
Right! Jeffrey Bishop. Mr. Bishop is making curvilinear biomorphic abstractions, distantly recalling Arshile Gorky through a prism of scientific diagrams. The recent images incorporate of areas of digitally printed textures that he has overpainted with surprising seamlessness. As a result, the works land at an intriguing midpoint between man-made and machine-made. Some of the compositions seem a little locked up or inert, but Bishop's excellent color sense and ability to draw attractive curves tend to carry them over the wall anyway.
Jeffrey Bishop: Recent Paintings runs at OHT through June 24. Images pulled from the website. Hey, we have to get the ball rolling somehow. Big thanks to Necee, without whose directions I would still be walking around Chinatown.