Twitter Reviews – November 2009
December 13, 2009 at 8:39 PM
Daniel Buren: Rainbow in the Sky (***) Subtle, floating w/ the breeze, constantly changing fluttering flashes of white stripes w/ multi-hues
1:47 PM Nov 13th from txt
Ingres’s Comtesse @NortonSimon (*****) The smooth softness of her face and skin counters her coy, knowing expression.
2:31 PM Nov 13th from txt
Comtesse: The milky cream of her skin contrasts yet harmonizes w/ the crisp, shiny lushness of the red hair ribbon & blue satin dress.
2:37 PM Nov 13th from txt
Scot Heywood @ Frank Lloyd (****) Warm with siennas, yellows and reds to foil the black and white. One shifted panel in each spices it up.
2:58 PM Nov 14th from txt
.@KielJohnson: Publish or Perish @MMooreGallery (****) I like the DYI spirit and deadpan humor. #artLA
3:32 PM Nov 14th from txt
Jeanne Silverthorne @ Shoshana Wayne (****) Things that are a bit off are what makes it work-the impossibly heavy water drop or moth circling light
4:02 PM Nov 14th from txt
Alejandro Gehry @ Robert Berman (**) Bad imitation of Sue Williams slapped over a bad imitation of Hans Hoffmann just equals bad painting.
4:08 PM Nov 14th from txt
Sarah Perry @ Lora Schlesinger (***) Drawings of lunar surface scratched onto chalkboards were lovely, but the dead animals were creepy.
4:18 PM Nov 14th from txt
Ned Evans: Inside the Prism @ William Turner (****) Best Evans paintings I’ve seen in awhile-bleeding acrylics slashed with crisp diagonals.
4:38 PM Nov 14th from txt
Jennifer Steinkamp @ ACME (****) The videos make me feel like I’m spinning and floating underwater along with leaves and petals.
5:07 PM Nov 14th from txt
Kellesimone Waits: Power Plays @ Frank Pictures (**) Rather than subverting gender roles, it just reinforces them. #artLA
6:22 PM Nov 14th from web
Brendan Monroe @ Richard Heller (***) Ambivalent about the paintings but liked the warped atomic-age style suspended sculpture. #artLA
6:25 PM Nov 14th from web
Pagel says Koons’ pntgs seem to suffocate under preposterously long list of sources. 2 bad he gets dazzled by the artisans http://tr.im/FkP2
6:13 PM Nov 19th from tr.im
Jeff Koons @Gagosian (**) Stick to sculpture, Jeff. I haven’t seen a decent painting since the Celebration series. #artLA
2:27 PM Nov 21st from txt
Don’t think that I hate Koons all together, just not this body of work.
2:43 PM Nov 21st from txt
Koons: I don’t mind the factory, artisans, excess, etc. The problem is that the craftsmanship alone is not enough.
2:46 PM Nov 21st from txt
The ideas and composition have to be good too and Koons has failed here.
2:47 PM Nov 21st from txt
Koons: Though the sexuality is more veiled it’s still tasteless. The Courbet cunt shot scribbles were kinda offensive.
2:51 PM Nov 21st from txt
Koons: The references to Twombly doodles and Lichtenstein fake brush strokes and benday dots were hollow winks to the cognoscenti.
2:56 PM Nov 21st from txt
Koons: The only thing I found interesting was an optical illusion of the surface undulating if you got very close to the dots.
2:59 PM Nov 21st from txt
Koons: David Pagel seemed to feel that the perfectly executed artisan work was enough to save the paintings from boredom, but I didn’t.
3:02 PM Nov 21st from txt
Lorser Feitelson: Late paintings @ Louis Stern (*****) So sexy. Hard 2 believe they were painted late 60s early 70s. Love the curves. #artLA
3:19 PM Nov 21st from txt
Groupings @ Manny Silverman (***) Standout–Maxwell Hendler’s Love’s Attire. I want 2 take it home & add it 2 my collex of pink paintings.
3:28 PM Nov 21st from txt
Marilyn Minter @RegenProjects (****) Interesting play between repulsiveness/goo & attractiveness/sparkles within the context of female objectification.
4:00 PM Nov 21st from txt
John M. Miller @ Margo Levin (****) Plays tricks on your eyes. Move & you feel dizzy. Think you see 1 color then it changes as you go by.
4:20 PM Nov 21st from txt
Roy Dowell @ Margo Levin (***) Nice but…besides using mostly hand painted scraps, how is this advancing early Modernist collage? #artLA
4:24 PM Nov 21st from txt
.@livingroomart I am interested in Koons’ take on excess and banality, but I feel he expresses it much better in his sculpture.
5:55 PM Nov 21st from TweetDeck
Koons just can’t seem to get sex right. First he stumbled with the blatant Cicciolina stuff.
5:58 PM Nov 21st from TweetDeck
Koons: Then he missed the mark mingling it with cartoons. Now he tries soft focus and dowsing it w/ art historical references.
6:02 PM Nov 21st from TweetDeck
Koons: No matter how he approaches sexuality, it just comes off as sleazy.
6:03 PM Nov 21st from TweetDeck
.@klightbox I DO like most of Koons’ work. Balloon Dog, Puppy, Basketballs & Hoovers, Rabbit, Jim Beam trains. Just not THESE paintings.
2:01 PM Nov 22nd from TweetDeck
.@klightbox Tracey Emin uses similar imagery but it comes off as personal emotion/desire to be loved. Koons never gets beyond the male gaze.
2:52 PM Nov 22nd from TweetDeck
I can’t believe Chris Miles thinks Koons’ new paintings are “surprisingly fresh.” Check out my comment @LAWeekly: http://tr.im/G9kL
7:06 PM Nov 29th from tr.im
Entry filed under: Galleries, Reviews. Tags: ACME, Alejandro Gehry, Brendan Monroe, Christopher Miles, Daniel Buren, David Pagel, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Frank Pictures, Gagosian Gallery, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Jeanne Silverthorne, Jeff Koons, Jennifer Steinkamp, John M. Miller, Kellesimone Waits, Kiel Johnson, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Lorser Feitelson, Louis Stern Gallery, Manny Silverman Gallery, Margo Levin Gallery, Marilyn Minter, Mark Moore Gallery, Maxwell Hendler, Ned Evans, Norton Simon Museum, Regen Projects, Richard Heller Gallery, Robert Berman Gallery, Roy Dowell, Sarah Perry, Scot Heywood, Soshana Wayne Gallery, William Turner Gallery.