#TBT Saw some of these at SECCA (a real NC gem) in 2017. Really deft technically, they borrow the visual texture of language (literally in some cases) and owe as big of a debt to Johns and Rauschenberg as any abstract practitioner- even as they are, literally, abstractions of systems of representation. Fascinating and captivating.
I first came across Margaret through an article in Ideel Art on Lyrical Abstraction. Great drawing and she also paints!
I did a double take when I saw the synopsis for an article titled Surrealism and the Subjective with the image below. The connection to and use of automatism- some would just call it “intuition”- by practitioners of abstraction is well documented and in this instance striking given the technical rigor of work whose apparent premise of planning belies the use of chance.
Wow- see more.
One of the most interesting takes on the question of what is painting I’ve seen recently.
I love that Susanne tags her work #urban (probably because it’s one of the first adjectives I thought of).
I found Sanford through someone else’s IG feed, lots of feels about his current show at Minus Space. Can definitely relate to the impulse to adopt a compositional strategy that one can explore indefinitely.
ARTnews has a really dumb piece up about the first Marfa Art Fair (not even going to link to it), but I can’t get past the first image which is 4 pieces by Anna. I’m sort of obsessed with these now- I created a hashtag for her on IG.
I’d say this is a profound read about the first and only tenured African American faculty member in the history of the Yale School of Art. Amazing story and really excellent formalist work that belies the notion that abstraction doesn’t stand for other ideas.
I also made a Pinterest “gallery” of his work, including uploading some images myself from other sources.
Widewalls noted Blast recently- it caught my eye. She’s on IG also.