Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Miriam Cahn at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía


They look like drawings made by children to be diagnosed by therapists. And wearing their analysis on their sleeve. There's no confusion as to what these relate. And this should make them mawkish, sentimental, but the hammy naiveté only underscores. So much "bad painting" comes with an ironic wink made, generally, by grown men who affect their idiot savant, pretend Picassoing. These instead are too much, their saccharineness becomes its own abjection. Real stupidity, not feigned.

See too:Miriam Cahn at Meyer RieggerMiriam Cahn at Jocelyn WolffMiriam Cahn at Meyer RieggerCalvin Marcus at Clearing