Monday, June 30, 2008

Spoonbill + Jess

Surveying the latest damage, we have a visit to Spoonbill & Sugartown, that guaranteed moneytaker of Williamsburg, followed by, at the end, pictures taken from the current Jess exhibit at the Tibor de Nagy gallery. I've seen few solo exhibitions anywhere that are as interesting & various as Jess @ TdN, where you can see quintessential demonstrations of the artist's famed collage style adjacent work in several other equally impressive modes. One of which is a puzzle, though never that simple, as it is at least two slightly different puzzles of the same image. In some works, the paint is as thick & sculpted as cake icing, seeming to rise up inches off the plane. Then, in others, the collage style is present, though seemingly painted over, or is it, simply, painted? My phone died almost exactly when I decided to take pics in the first place; Tibor has 9 examples on its website, some overlapping my work; at the gallery, many of the approximately 30 pieces were for sale, ranging from 8 to 650k (which, in a sense, is still quite a deal). But I had made a fatal error, & left my checkbook at home.

From S 'n' S:

5 Frenchies follow'd by Stephen Farmer, which is a '99 Krupskaya tome:

Raymond Queneau, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Antonin Artaud, Andre Breton, Tristan Tzara:

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