Friday, September 19, 2008

this one might get interrupted... in any event it was a week of culture. thankfully... tuesday night i checked out the opening at gary snyder/project space. historical, stain based painting from the late 60's, early 70's era. good stuff.... i'll go more into this show later, after a bit of research. suffice to say, major paintings were lost to the pantheon and certain painters never got there due.

the highlight, however, was walking into gary's office and seeing a stoic, yet dynamic horizontal piece by the artist, john griefen. this piece stopped me (and the artist james austin murray) in our tracks. a bony white, the work (as a fool, i have no title) arrested the space and the wall and, obviously, my eye. this is the monochrome taken to it's potential, and driven home. period... easily, one of the stronger pieces seen this year.

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