Twitter Reviews – November 2009

December 13, 2009 at 8:39 PM Leave a comment

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

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