Kyle Staver at Lohin Geduld Gallery
Good show full of paintings- paintings with light and people in them that werent boring. I thought this was interesting and they had Pelegrino along with the white wine and these things make me happy. Plus I met the artist, an enthusiastic woman in her 50s that had a nose like the figures in her paintings. Thats how I spotted her. And I told her that. She wiggled her nose and looked at her paintings and said, "are you a painter?" and I said, "yep" and that was the end of it... bad story....
George Rickey at Marlborough Gallery
AMAZING to say the least. I spent the most time at this one. It was visually stunning. George Rickey was a kinetic sculptor in the 60s through to the end of last century. In a room full of people I spaced out watching "Seascape III"- Edward Scissorhand like spikes gently moving up and down like the sea. The fact that someone could create such delicately moving sculptures out of big pieces (and little of pieces) of metal is great art.
Gary Simmons at Metro Pictures
Walked in and out. Nice concept, big paintings, smeared visions, I like the black.
Jacco Olivier at Marianne Boesky Gallery
Though George Rickey was incredible, this show inspired me the most. This artist truly combined painting with video and it was incredible- totally contemporary and painterly at the same time. There were time lapse videos of paintings that seemlessly melted into each other. I sat and drank my Budweiser, listened to Beach House on my ipod, and cruised the universe in paint that Olivier created. My new task is to animate my own paintings. XOXO to Jacco Olivier.