Ok, it's past midnight, I am such a blog dork. I have heard many great things about this Nicola Tyson show and am way overdue for a tour of Chelsea. I have been seeing her work for years and have always wanted to love them. I am hoping that now will be my chance for love to come into my heart. Her images translate beautifully online - heartasarena.blogspot.com also did a post on her. Just saying.
i wanted to like them but the chalkiness....
I'm addicted too MM. Sadly, this show seems to be Nicola going in reverse - or at least on cruise control. I've liked her work for years. The way she describes the figure with line is as fresh and creative as Bacon in my opinion, and I was buying her super-dry minimal brush work, but it seems to have tightened up a bit and the backgrounds have gotten too monotonous in this body of work.Ironically, the landscapes come off much better in this show and maybe hold more promise for her in the future. I'd like to see her drawings...
Yes, her landscape is magic, actually thought they are have more vigorous brushwork and better color then before, not as washed out looking, i liked better then her last show. She's one of my fav painters of the day.
Yeah, Corny, right on re: the color. I didn't mean to come off harsh, but she's like, up in my top 10, so there's a lot on the line...The landscapes are definitely a wonderful new thing.
wow, ww. i LOVED the chalkiness! i thought they were amazing! the dry surfaces are part of what i liked about the paintings, so completely dry in every way, like there's this psychic ooze to the tranformations of subject matter here but no ooze to the materiality. loved the idea of material that doesnt do what the subject matter is doing, therefore underscoring the painting as a thing and the subject matter as a different, psychic thing. loved loved loved. best show of tyson ever in my opinion. now i gotta go check out those les rogers.
for me, the combo of chalkiness and dusty palette was too much. but i agree about the dry brush...loved those areas where she fills in with gappy brushy nothingness.
yes, there are areas of restraint where she leaves you wanting more... I like very much. But some of the backgrounds got too dense on some of the figurative ones.Hey Painter, have you seen Francesca di Mattio's work?Not my favorite, but it seems like it would get a crowd response...Guess where she went to school? Just guess...
I am going to see this today so, i will hold my comments. Any suggestions of what else I should go see while I am out?
Concerns from previous post.Anon wants us to agree to disagree. Which I agree and I don't think it has been to harsh and definitely not personal. I don't know what happen over at artforum.com between zipthwung and anon but it seems that everyone is trying to add to the conversation so far.JulianSchnabel I am trying to post once a day. I want to give each painter enough time for a comment. But I get excited too sometimes and want to get to the next one but I must pace myself. I should post you.
Don't worry about Julian, Painter, he's a firebrand.
I am back. Good Chelsea day.Nicola Tyson was a really solid show, very professional looking whatever that means, I hear people saying that and I think it applies here. Went back to Karen Heagle, Les Rogers and David Humphrey's. My fave was David Humphrey's girl on the blue wall.It is such a pretty day.
oh hey painter i screwed up, when i said post another one, it turned out i had not been seeing the new postings so it wasnt showing me the new stuff. so i'm sorry to make you feel pressured.. it was my mistake.got it fixed now.and re: nicola T: i love it. dont know another flavor that feels juicy AND dry at the same time except maybe bananas or mentos; both of which i also love.
Julianschnabel, no pressure glad you figured it out.
A friend told me about this blog the other night and I'm really excited about it. I haven't seen the Tyson show but looking at the images on the net, I'd say there's some great things going on in them. I can't really comment about the surface without seeing them but I'm inclined to say they might be too "seductive" if they were shiny/oily or greasy. Seems to me that the chalkiness could be a natural part of the dry language she's creating. I see this reduced sort of silk screened feminine Bacon with a sense of humor thing happening and i'm liking it. I'd also have to aggree with burrito...the older work seemed more fresh and awkwardly self conscious. I'll check out her show this weekend!
i have to get myself over to chelsea. I'm the downer here. I've never liked her work, at all, over the years. I don't get it somehow. (i should explain why - but i haven't had my coffee yet this morn) but i will give it another try.
not her best show.... she is needs to push it much more, not finding the nuances that are available to explore in her painting range
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