i loved the show, some of the color felt a bit flat, and the subject matter a bit obscured, but maybe that was the point.
i didn't love the show, but i liked some of the mark making. the palette seemed predictable. i really liked some of the compositions, though - she has a really great way of manipulating the square format.
maybe the color was a bit too "of the moment", combining pastelly with bright, (a la laura owens) but she does have a nice touch, she's young and i think will develop a lot further, in a good way.
My favorite painting in the show was one called "Untitled," portrait of a purple thing. This seems where Yuh Shioh is her best when things are hiding and emerging at the same time.
i like the sense of humor and enjoyment of the craft - believe that obscuring the subject matter is the point, kind of playing with perception. a little game of hide and seek. refreshing in it's way - too much work that tries to be self-important ends up sinking under it's own weight.
This looks interesting... I'll check them out on saturday.
Impatient paintings...too impatient, not enough attention spent on any aspect - they imply possibilities but kind of don't go anywhere.
this may be the best piece in the show but it seems a lot is missing from these works. something absent in comparison to her earlier works
where is the show?
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sad to hear that someone thought dave mikos work was slight, last night
anon- i'd say they look spontaneous rather than impatient, and as far as "implying possibilities" goes - doesn't that seem to be the point? the title of this piece is "CROPPED FOREST WITH YELLOW LEAVES AND MAYBE A CAT, 2006" - to me it's more about suggestion and working in the margins of representation and abstraction rather than a literal depiction of the subject. what can i say - i like 'em
who said that about dave miko? i will personally kick some ass : )
w.w. someone anonymous said it in the heffernan commentsmiko is unassailable in my eyes
Look forward to seeing her show, I like the way Frogger describes them. They look playful. I like the "maybe" aspect.
mm, tell me what you think after you see them in person. i am curious. i missed the heffernan show last night!
I saw these today, and I'm ambivalent about them; I think a 2nd look is in order. They're inventive and energetic and confident, but also maybe something a bit unsatisfying about the way they're painted; they stray so far down the "fresh" path that they start to get sloppy and fall apart. But maybe that's okay? Dunno. Also, the "hinted-at" subject matter was pretty cutesy; I didn't always feel rewarded by all the deciphering. This seems like a young painter with a lot of potential... I'm curious to see what develops.
I totally agree, Sloth. Well put.
Yeah they are pretty crappily painted.
i totally disagree w/ the anonymous(es) who say suck and crappily. i thought they were freshly painted and rather pleasing. i had a few things to say but not about the painting "quality". my only complaint was that they just seem like school of laura owens, and/or ellen berkenblit and other people-- whimsy, pop, animals, hidden/uncovered, image/abstraction, etc. all somewhat familiar gambits. but jeez, she's a young painter and made a nice bunch of work.
Familiar gambits = b o r i n g
very ..yellow and sloshy.we dont need this.
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