McIntosh going in after that provisional, improvisational look that the kids love these days. More Picasso and Matisse than her previous Modernist-abstract references, which were more Mondrian, Constructivism, and Hard-Edged Abstraction. She’s gotten much more musical, speedy, and fun. It’s less about a definitive composition and more about a stream of variations, one-after-the-other, with a Josh Smith-esque sense of production for its own sake, a consciousness of image excess and a subsequent lowering of the stakes of the individual picture. These are by far the most internet-friendly paintings she’s ever done — they seem tailor-made for a tumblr stream and it’s the best work of hers I’ve seen.
Read a text about the exhibition by Mitch Speed here.
Watch a video tour by Canadian Art editor Rick Rhodes here.