Hearne Pardee

November 29, 2012 § 2 Comments

From a recent article in Artcritical on the painter and an exhibition of his work at the Bowery Gallery in NYC:

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Christopher Gallego

November 21, 2012 § 1 Comment

“Christopher Gallego’s ‘Bag of Plaster (2000), scuffed and torn, is handled with gracious attention to detail, texture and tone. It is painted with the sympathy and persuasiveness of Velazquez’s depictions of Spanish peasantry.”  –Maureen Mullarkey, At Katonah Museum, Celebrating the Quotidian, The New York Sun, April 17, 2008.

“Christopher Gallego transforms banal subjects such as rubber gloves, potatoes, and careworn interiors into timeless forms suffused with light. He reveals myriad textures and colors that are easily overlooked, such as the daylight from a window reflected in an egg yolk in a green glass bowl, or a muslin-covered mannequin surrounded by dust-filtered light… In the manner of Giorgio Morandi, Gallego paints objects that become portraits of a time and place defying categorization.”  -Anne R. Fabbri, Art in America, June/July 2005.

Christopher Gallego website

The Landscape of Contemporary Art

November 2, 2012 § 1 Comment

Critic Dave Hickey says he came into art “because of sex, drugs and artists like Robert Smithson, Richard Serra and Roy Lichtenstein who were “ferocious” about their work. I don’t think you get that anymore. When I asked students at Yale what they planned to do, they all say move to Brooklyn – not make the greatest art ever.”

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