Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Katherine Bradford at Adams and Ollman


There might be less menace than Miriam Cahn, the color less abrasive, but the lighting still portends. For both, color can appear as cruelty, threat. Heatmaps for vitals, sensitivity.  And paint is substance these things wear. It's why painters love pools, water, excuse to cover their subjects in. What we came to be deluged with: nostalgia for painting.

see too: Miriam Cahn at Meyer RieggerMiriam Cahn at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMiriam Cahn at Jocelyn WolffMiriam Cahn at Meyer Riegger