“I can’t think of a better metaphor for our human construct of time than air slowly escaping from a balloon.”
A year of truth-telling and electric painting.
Jason Karolak’s colors grab your attention like flashing LEDs in a dark-as-midnight casino.
The first paintings you see in Construction Site, the new exhibition at McKenzie Fine Art on the Lower East Side, are three slabs of red polyurethane resin with wood inlays by Noah Loesberg.
2015 was the Year of the Whitney.
Jason Karolak and I spoke over beers in his studio one day during the never-ending winter.
There are times in a painter’s development when progress is slow and incremental, and there are times when everything just pops. In Polyrhythm, Jason Karolak’s luminous solo show of abstract paintings at McKenzie Fine Art, everything just pops.
Every so often the idea behind an exhibition comes across as so pertinent and expansive that it makes you wonder why it hasn’t already become part of the conversation.
This appears to be the case with Reticulate, a group show at McKenzie Fine Art on the Lower East Side, which explores the concept of the network — digital, biological, social, historical — across a range of sensibilities, mostly in the form of abstract painting.