1/31/2006

Natalie Frank

45 comments:

w.w. said...

oh gosh.

w.w. said...

solo @ briggs robinson is up right now.

burrito brother said...

Good to be back, painter. In the ether-space, not NYCspace. This work looks interesting - where does she show? It's like Max Ernst meets Alex Katz. Would love to see some in person...

Painter said...

Briggs Robinson on 29th St.
I think she is in school at Columbia right now too.

ms lollobrigida said...

i am so sick of hearing about columbia!
painter, is there a way when you post the pictures that you could also say the size and other info? am i missing where this information is? im not the best on computers

Painter said...

I am not interested in Columbia either. I just wanted to give BB clues as to where he/she could find her work.

Painter said...

Height: 5’5” Width: 4’
title: portrait
oil on canvas

w.w. said...

i went to the opening.

fairy butler said...

i am a little afraid.

Anonymous said...

it looks more like fischl meets yuskavage to me than ernst meets katz but this is just from the website.

Painter said...

When I first saw her work I thought Fischl.

fairy butler said...

i was thinking yuskavage too. i have no idea what to make of these. could be a good sign or not? will have to withhold judgement until seeing it in person.

fairy butler said...

there are questions.

Anonymous said...

hey not to go backwrads but re the columbia thing, is it possible we can discuss. it seems to be a topic. i am interested. is it a good school, actually? maybe it is?

zipthwung said...

columbia is simply the hottest program around. With its legacy of Beat poet dropouts (One of whom, Gregory Corso, also attended the highly reccomended closed campus at Danemora, a top notch ivy-esque school) and radicalism (the may 1968 protests)it has a fine pedigree.
Need I mention the Van Dorens of Quizz Show fame? Note that it costs 64 thousand dollars to get a MFA there - oh the irony! Or that Gostbusters one AND two feature the univerity prominently? I love the ESP test scene, don't you? Altered States was also filmed there. AWESOME.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_University

Recently Columbia has gotten a lot of press, and deservedly so - some of the best painters in the United States are studying there.

If the Greater NY show at PS1 was a parliament, I think you'd see "Columbiaistan" jerry mandered to include the courtyard and the snack bar.

w.w. said...

they were quite icky in person, but perhaps i missed what she is trying to do.

b.w. said...

I kind of like them on the Briggs Robinson website, but as ww said "they were quite icky in person" (I haven't seen them). One of my biggest pet peeves is when I see art online or in a reproduction that looks great from the jpeg or print but in person they don't look nearly as good. Good exapmle is Les Rogers' show now at Leo Koenig. Looks great on the website and the invitation! in person... eeeeh.

Painter said...

Anon, we can discuss Columbia. I think it is a good school. I like artist work that have studied there. But it is pretty pricey. If you can afford it go for it. Than you can be a NYC painter and I will find you and post you. Maybe you already are.

Painter said...

Anon, we can discuss Columbia. I think it is a good school. I like artist work that have studied there. But it is pretty pricey. If you can afford it go for it. Than you can be a NYC painter and I will find you and post you. Maybe you already are.

Painter said...

B.W. I am going to post Les Rogers soon so lets talk then. I wanted to give people a chance to see the show. But I know what you mean. Not in Rogers case but in general, I have been let down many times from reproductions.

w.w. said...

i almost cried when i saw les roger's new work. he is one of my faves, but i felt totally let down.

sorry to get off topic.

gpd said...

i heard that there weren't any good painters at columbia anymore.... since garth weiser graduated. can we have a garth weiser jpeg?

burrito brother said...

do you know kanishka raja's work, painter? it's very dense and wierd... he's kind of always changing. it seems like you might be interested.

RINGO TO RUSSIA said...

I really have nothing to say about this particular work, but I have wanted to join in with your conversations. So about the Columbia thing. There is as much bad work there as good work. I just don’t think it matters if its expensive or over exposed, just about all New York grad programs have that problem. I notice the people who are anti-Columbia constantly talk about it. I must say this painting isn't a good reprisentation of the work coming out of Columbia in the last few years.

Painter said...

gpd and bb thanks for the tips I will post them. are they both New Yorkers?
The painter BB suggested reminded me of the surrealist Remedios Varo. Do you know her work.

Anonymous said...

didnt you once post elizabeth neel? she goes to columbia and she is awesome!

Anonymous said...

painter: i can think of a bunch of other painters, do you still want suggestions from out here in the ether??

Anonymous said...

PS: for example the christian schumann show wasn't discussed.

mountain man said...

Christian Schumann, now there is a question. Was it a psychotic break? Natural development? What am I missing?

As for these, I don't know. I am scared and flailing, feverish. Gnashing my teeth. Can't be good.

Painter said...

Sure I will take suggestions. Always.
I love Elizabeth Neel's work. Her show was great.

mountain man said...

Painter, you seem like the nicest fairest human. Excuse me for getting too personal. I am just so happy to visit your blog always.

Painter said...

Oh MM thanks. I glad to have visitors, I didn't even know what a blog was until 6 months ago and when I started it, I never thought of getting visitors or comments. Now I am like 30 comments, oh boy.

martin said...

Carrie Moyer. Melissa Meyer. Wolf Kahn. I keep thinking of people and then forgetting.

Are non-NY based artists eligible if they are having a show in NY? If so, Sarah McEneaney. Maybe I already suggested these.

I am heavily addicted to this blog. I mentioned you in a studio space application I sent in today. I think I talked more about Painters NYC than me or my own work. When will be the Painters LA and the Painters Rest of America? Maybe that is when I will have to be intervened with.

Good Night, Painter.

gpd said...

hey painter,
garth weiser is a new yorker.

Anonymous said...

pedro barbeito. santi moix. louise fishman. dona nelson. stephen westfall. joanne greenbaum. anke weyer. thomas trosch. fred tomaselli. bruce pearson. joyce pensato. joe fyfe. charles garabedian. katherina (sp?) grosse. dan walsh. jacqueline humphries. blake rayne. tom nozkowski. tim mcgrath. sylvia mangold. rochelle feinstein. wangechi mutu. kehinde wiley. fiona rae.
the late, great florine stettheimer.(is dead ok? well, you mentioned remedios varo, or varos...)

Anonymous said...

ps. suzanne mcclelland.

burrito brother said...

Kanishka is a nyc guy. He had a show at envoy gallery in october. garth weiser is interesting, albeit a little photoshop-y. But they're nice.
I kinda don't mind this jpeg. It seems like a ballsy mixture of image and paint-style. I'd like to go see the show even if I have to schlep up to 29th street. I hope it really isn't to icky in person as w.w. says (didn't get a chance to tell you great painting w.w. - many new points for team abstraction.)
All right, who's next?

Anonymous said...

Burrito Brother? Why?

cookiepuss said...

what about nicola tyson?? at petzel

julianschnabel said...

hey painter, hope you have time to post new stuff soon, we who are addicted to this site are hungrily waiting for more things to talk about!

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Anonymous said...

terrible, but everything's sold because of something suspicious in the artworld system (charlie finch????)

shady said...

has potential-a glib facility with a brush-but you cant just stick a damn flower on everything-it's not really felt,except the self portrait,which is very good.

beadelog said...

check

adam williams said...

okay well I see that people are using this kind of placement in the middle to throw off the eye, it makes an interesting kind of blur on the face...
I don't like it. It seems to me college art looks the same. It has some interesting blurrs here and there to throw my eye off but I don't care for the way it's painted. I think the body comes from some comic book. natalie should have used more brash lines in some areas to give me some sense of balance because the whole damn thing looks like it's falling in on itself.

I will have to say it's interesting.questioning color and object like that is probably what's so special about it. the drawing is not stylized nor should it be... I just expect my drawings to be either really scribble or very well defined. that's just me