Monday, June 12, 2017

Joyce Pensato at Friedrich Petzel


 I mean a painting really needn't have that many drips. Pensato appears not so much flinging paint as some existential outpouring but against the dictum that one shouldn't fling it at all. [Even the most expressive of the expressionists was tempered by some masculinist higher order of capital P painting.] The outlandish resistant to the decorum expected of certain, uh, populations. Making them feminist, a big goofy face at your expectations of civility, protest.

"It’s the result of the schizo positioning of painting today, in which everyone wants a subjectivity expressed but no one wants human expression. The hysteric is the ability for the human to appear through the grate of order; social, relational, capital, or artistic."

See too: Joanne Greenbaum at Crone, Judith Bernstein at Studio VoltaireJudith Bernstein at Mary Boone