Not even sure how Jenny ended up in my IG feed- below caught my eye recently.
Overlaying candy-colored, geometric prisms with glimmering networks of lines that weave through and around them, painter Antonietta Grassi could easily be taken for the love child of Josef and Anni Albers. Yet while underscoring the contiguity of modernist composition and traditional craft, her exquisite abstractions also demonstrate the visual similarities between loom work and computer code.
Xavier Hufkens at Artsy has words about Tracey’s newest. Known for more literal work, these newest are abstractions if not abstraction (“…rather than painting literal depictions of precise events, Emin captures the emotions they awaken”).
Artforum notes “Ballin’ the Jack,” and also that Louise began “her practice at the height of Abstract Expressionism; Fishman asserted herself as a queer feminist Jewish woman within the artistic milieu of the time. Her atmospheric spaces and muscular articulations recount the urgency of her self-expression, and speak to the dynamic forward motion of ballin’ the jack, or going full-speed.”
I agree with Artsy that Faith’s work will appeal to fans of Georgia O’Keefe.
Alongside large-format canvases—abstractions, never in more than two shades—Tamina Amadyar is showing watercolors for the first time. Figurative, multicolored, and intimate in scale, this new group of works, begun this spring, stands in clear contrast to Amadyar’s iconic pigment and gluten paintings.
(Always) glad to see artists challenging the notion that one most be only a figurative or abstract painter.