Monday, April 27, 2009

All black blobs no same

Above: Untitled (2009) by Jacqueline Humphries, part of her show up now at Greene Naftali

Below: Dark Form II (1963), by Philip Guston

Both: a search for form without drawing on the seduction of a wide-ranging palette

Above: predominantly up and down strokes, so my eye stops moving around, loses engagement

Below: vectors, layers, which gives the black form life

Above: black lays on top of silver

Below: black takes root in gray

Above: can’t breathe

Below: air

Above: I’m looking for some tension

Below: Found some mojo

Note to self: good luck trying