Saturday, March 25, 2017

Leidy Churchman at Koelnischer Kunstverein


"Heterogeneity" in painting, the lack of identifiable style, of painterly identity, that has become increasingly common, shifting subjects, means and themes, we find still neurotic - still being mentioned in PR. It's conversant spectacle, finger to the viewer, who is asked to sort it out. This avoidance of identity, could be argued as an abdication of responsibility, but like the fish before left well enough alone, the distance asks for understanding that we aren't required to, and can't, know, take each painting as individuals rather than as groups of things we already presume to understand.

See too: Allison Katz at Gio MarconiAdriana Lara at Algus GreensponAnnette Kelm at Gio MarconiLeidy Churchman at Rodeo