Friday, February 18, 2022

Jon Pestoni at Broadway


A name not heard in a while. The colorfields of cancellation. Perhaps wrongly associated with the post-Krebber neu-painters, e.g. Zak Prekop or Sergej Jensen or Værslev -  who in spite of Krebber's Bartleby assertion, instead preferred to - but with a big white flag of an excuse, generally, it was mostly some vaguely "conceptual" gentle abstraction. The overt cancellation provides this relief, an ostensible refusal at capital p Painting. At the same time the secret is that they are still pretty paintings, made with the signs, but not intent, of cancellation.