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    The Technological Sublime @ Pazo Fine Arts

    Mike Zahn continues to brilliantly reassess the implications of the complicated legacy of late Modernist abstraction for this new show @ Pazo Fine Arts. “These three artists [Rockne Krebs, Beverly Fishman and Ruth Pastine] each calibrate finely-tuned qualities of light and space through their unique approaches to the dynamics of media and spectatorship. This may place their work adjacent to what is held as the “technological sublime”, a contemporary premise derived from eighteenth-century philosophical musings on the awesome forces of nature. Transfers of power from the theological to the secular, or the divine to the human, uprooted authentic experience and…

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    Seriously?

    “How could I have done this???” Throughout this hot and stifling summer the late works of some of the Modern masters have been a focus – particularly their later works. What has been important over this time has been Picasso…

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    Paul Corio @ McKenzie Fine Art

    Paul is opening his new show at McKenzie Fine Art on September 9. Paul Corio’s abstract paintings have long used highly disciplined sequences of carefully mixed colors within a varied framework of geometric motifs and patterns. In Corio’s work, color…

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    Giancarlo Pagliasso – Arte Debole

    In your life there are some good people that open doors for you. Giancarlo Pagliasso, artist, theorist, curator, critic and art world flanuer was just such a person. He was very kind to me and my friends, and opened some…

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    Neil Williams @ Pazo Fine Arts

    Neil Williams was one of the artists Lawrence Alloway included in his Systemic Painting exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in 1966. While at that time very well known as an exemplary character, Williams traversed some difficult ground in the New York art world of the ’70s.…

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    The Spaces In Between

    Ruri Yi and Don VoisinePazo Fine Arts21 May – 7 July 2022 My good friend and fabulous artist/painter Paul Corio @paul.corio has curated an excellent exhibition at Pazo Fine Arts. “When considering the works of Ruri Yi and Don Voisine, certain affinities announce themselves immediately: most…

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    A Precedes B – Mike Zahn

    These common constructions are symbolic evidence of visible dimensions which characterize the pictorial turn shaped by electronic media, and the contemporary networks of which things are a part. 

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    A Precedes B – George Hofmann

    Hofmann’s essay “Fractured Space” characterized discontinuity as Greenberg didn’t, and likely couldn’t have. The difference Hofmann raised in his writing acknowledged “a piling on of history, experience, and emotion.” In Hoffman’s hands, a thoughtful framework was surmised for a contemporary…

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    A Precedes B – Max Estenger

    By the late ‘80s, abstraction had turned away from private experiences which shaped it, and was passing through what came to be understood as a linguistic turn.

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    A Precedes B – Lorenza Panero

    Lorenza Panero calls forth memory, and how descriptions of it are made visible. Light is her principal medium, and her practice is rooted in the irreducibility of language.