GREEN MAN, 2k13, at the Silent Barn in Bushwick :))))
Bruce Silverstein Gallery, 535 W24th St., NYC
German artist Max Neumann’s first solo exhibition in New York. Featuring new large-scale paintings as well as a selection of over-painted found photographs, this show presents a rare opportunity to see an extensive group of works by an artist who has been the subject of over 150 solo exhibitions since the mid 1970s.
- thru Dec 22
A Vertical View
There is some incredible work here and in the links below. I especially love the sense of scale between the main logograms and the detail of the seals and notation. Arranging these details sensitively in each piece really eventuates the overal composition.
Really impressive calligraphic work here. The author of the article where we found it says:
We are so concentrated on typography featuring European characters that we forget there’s the possibility of having great typography from other cultures too.
Check out the rest of this work here.
Norandino and Lucina Discovered by the Ogre
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome
BAUBLE OF THE DAY
From Nixon to Monroe, Mr. Halsman has a unique approach to his compositions. Not to say as if he was the first to do photo manipulation/surrealism, but he carefully engages his subjects. Talking them off the pristine ladder and encouraging them to be more. Let loose! “Jump!” He exclaimed, and they did. The amazing series he does with all these stars. Jumpology! I’ll leave you with one of his quotes.
“Most people stiffen with self-consciousness when they pose for a photograph. Lighting and fine camera equipment are useless if the photographer cannot make them drop the mask, at least for a moment, so he can capture on his film their real, undistorted personality and character. “