Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Ben Echeverria at Parapet Real Humans


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At one end of the artworld we the rendered and ecstatic, at the other end the scrappy material and careworn. These could seem worlds apart. But they begin to feel in the same way affected. You apply a video filter, you belabor the painting. Both become search for means to make "residue" appear, of time, of warmth we're after. A weathering effect you can turn on and off like rain.


see too: Moyra Davey at Institute of Contemporary Art