Gary Petersen’s skewed geometric paintings call forth analogies to music and architecture, a realm of vertical intervals and diagonal supports spliced into a precarious balance.
McKenzie Fine Art
Painting from the Ground Up
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.
Fearless Symmetries: Judith Braun’s Carbon-Based Art Forms
The unclassifiable drawings of Judith Braun are now on view in two concurrent, very different solo exhibitions.
The Pursuit of Art, 2015
2015 was the Year of the Whitney.
Drawing a Universe of Cosmic Sexuality
The artist Eric Fischl once called Amy Myers’s abstract drawings “totems to Cosmic Sexuality.”
Paintings with Pizzazz, and a Rhythmic Edge
If painting were merely a style — just an evocative pose channeling the gestalt of a time and place — then Don Voisine’s spare, elegant abstractions might be the equivalent of Leonardo DiCaprio in a tuxedo.
Dark Matter: Jason Karolak’s Wayward Abstractions
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.
Down in Jungleland: Laura Sharp Wilson’s Crystalline Delirium
Irresistibly baffling, Laura Sharp Wilson’s paintings ensnare us inside a post-industrial jungle of tangled cables and serpentine vines, blinding yellow days and blacker than black nights. Her crisply articulated forms thrust, loop, spiral, dangle, cluster, zigzag, and coil edge-to-edge with a singular clarity that sidesteps chaos for a state of wide-eyed delirium
All of the Above: Lori Ellison’s Dazzling Humility
Lori Ellison’s incremental, interdependent shapes well up across the surface of a page or panel, their rhythmic patterns at once contained and unmanageable.
Spinning a Web: When Art Addresses the Infinite
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.