Eyes Wide Open

towerofsleep:

Elizabeth McIntosh at Diaz Contemporary
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.

towerofsleep:

Elizabeth McIntosh at Diaz Contemporary

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.

Long ago, there was something in me, but now that thing is gone. Now that thing is gone, that thing is gone. I cannot cry. I cannot care. That thing will come back no more.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald , Winter Dreams  (via strangefatality)

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