Monday, June 11, 2012

Amy Feldman: Dark Selects @ Blackston Gallery

In & Out, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 75 x 80 in.

Amy FeldmanDark Selects

Blackston Gallery
29C Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002

Opening: Thursday, June 14th, 2012 6-8 PM

Blackston will be presenting Dark Selects, Brooklyn-based artist Amy Feldman's first solo exhibition of paintings in New York City. 

Stephen Westfall writes in the exhibition catalog:
There's a visual hit to our first encounter with an Amy Feldman painting, or better, a group of them. They telegraph their overall image structures across space like bold signage. Greenberg would have approved. Or, who knows? He might have found their traceries of the grotesque a bit icky: ok for Pollock, Louis, and Frankenthaler, maybe, but Feldman may just be a bit too cartoonal. For Greenberg, that meant Pop, "easy stuff" in his mind. But Feldman's stretched and pulled geometries hint at a darkness that her stark and high contrast figure/ground relationships don't dispel...her paintings know a lot, they have a lot of languages in them, and they let us know what they know with startling economy of means and a necessary theatrical grandeur.

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