Karen Gunderson’s most recent large-scale, black works on canvas serve as a reminder that despite the growing shifts in internet and digital art, pure painting still has the capacity to animate a space with movement and vibrancy.
Landscape painting isnt typically thought of as seductive or radical, but that isnt the case with Hope Gangloffs eponymous exhibition at Susan Inglett Gallery. Gangloffs uncanny use of color and suggestive line work sets a mood that is both alluring and enticing.
In art, as in life, layers can both conceal history and reveal truths buried by the passage of time.
An orange creamsicle-colored carpet lures visitors to Vito Schnabel Gallery into another realmthat of Unweave a Rainbow, LA-based artist Ariana Papademetropouloss current exhibition on view at the gallerys New York space. The plush room is sensual and juvenescent, complete with six paintings and two modular sculptures of rainbow-hued velvet cushions placed on the floor to be utilized and rearranged.
Saga begins with a monumental centerpiece that incorporates the threads of illness and healing that are in conversation throughout the show. Disease Thrower #5 (2019) is a grand sculpture resembling a shrine that functions as both a therapeutic instrument and as a spiritual altar. Featuring a star-patterned woven structure made from a Mexican medicinal plant and a handmade gong, it is part of a larger series of the artists healing machines that include handmade and found objects.