Monday, July 10, 2017

Joel Holmberg, Tory J. Lowitz at Michael Benevento


How remarkable now if Monet had painted a toilet then. More concerned with the effect of snow at Giverny, or Rouen Cathedral, than the dawn's TP. Bonnard and Degas, bathmen sure, toilets no. There was a different sense of the sublime then, but the affect is the same. Hay or toilet stacks, the concern of the impressionist for the modern vista. Like Holmberg's laptop landscapes previously, or CNN epithets even before, an episodic "project" artist, a genre, like Lowitz's Ikebana, adherence to rules bent well, painting me like one of your frenchmen.