Walter Pater famously said, “All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.” Korman’s paintings exist in a musical state.
Thomas Erben Gallery
The Ever-Changing Dialogue Between Paint and Body
Through the medium of paint, Nowinski seeks to connect the inner and outer states of her subjects.
Dona Nelson Stands Alone
The dizzying effect of Nelson’s two-sided paintings brings to mind the sensory overload of living in a city.
Ecofeminist Art Takes Root
ecofeminism(s) at Thomas Erben Gallery offers an urgent reminder of our present climate and human rights emergencies. Likewise, the works featured imply that another world is, and has always been, possible.
Painting Outside the Safe Zone
It is not so much what message is narrated or illustrated, but how the form of the painting is questioned in its realization.
Harriet Korman’s Formal Mastery
Being a torch carrier wasn’t Korman’s thing.
Collaged Paintings with Presence
Dona Nelson’s works are literally made to stand up for themselves, bolted to wooden platforms and staged in coteries of pictorial bodies.
The Hazy Chronicles of a CIA-backed Coup
Historical exhibitions tend to consistently draw large audiences — the curious, scholars, or just those who like a cracking good story.
Abstract Paintings that Evoke Persian Gardens and a Bloody Coup
Due to the impenetrable, illusory quality of these paintings, one doesn’t immediately associate them with covert operations, skullduggery, and violence.
More than Meets the Eye
If you see lots of work by different artists, you are going to make your own connections.
Go Figure: Dona Nelson’s “Phigor”
Dona Nelson’s paintings are by turns joyous, confounding, risky, mysterious, straightforward, difficult, tied up in knots and freewheeling. One thing they are not is uniform. Nelson has long resisted a signature style, committing herself instead to an adventurousness in her means of expression.