convent of saint cecilia
HELL, NO! opens Friday at The Convent of Saint Cecilia in Williamsburg.
21 Monitor Street, Brooklyn, NY
Hours: Open Friday, April 30, 2010, 7-11 p.m.; May 1, 12-8 p.m., May 2, 12-6 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2010 7-11 p.m., May 8, 12-8 p.m., May 9, 12-6 p.m.
Wendy White, an artist known for such things as "multiple canvases configured to read as a whole, aggressive line work, acrid colors, and a generous helping of black paint" has a show opening tonight at Leo Koenig, Inc. Her work is pretty rad.
exit through the gift shop
Simon Hanati, a painter who was best known for applying paint to folded canvases, is being shown at the Paul Kasmin Gallery.
Karel Funk is a painter who challenges the "narrative of realist portrait painting" by manipulating his subjects until they become "channels for the amorphous color fields, shadow and light interplay that is typical of Flemish and renaissance painting." His show at 303 Gallery further exemplifies these ideas.
Amy Sillman's show at Sikkema Jenkins "features a range of new work across mediums, including large and mid-scale paintings, two different suites of drawings, and a new edition of her one-dollar 'zine The O-G." I had forgotten how much I enjoy her work.
Transformer (...or, how many lightbulbs does it take to change a painting?)
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
530 West 22nd Street
April 15 - May 15
"Red," the play about Mark Rothko's commission for the Four Seasons, has been receiving much press lately. After deciding that the plush restaurant was not the proper place for his work, Rothko donated nine of the canvases to the Tate in 1969.
photo credit: Left, APIC/Getty Images; Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
The brilliance that is Dan McClelland may be witnessed here.