5/09/2006

Kerri Scharlin

16 comments:

Painter said...

Kerri Scharlin, Girls' School
Kustera Tilton
Chelsea
520 West 21st Street
212-989-0082
April 20 - May 20, 2006
Opening: Thursday, April 20, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

zipthwung said...

Fall of the house of Plusher?
Gothic tales of evil stepsisters?
Does she know how to playthe harp or is it furniture?
My guess is furniture.

zipthwung said...

A painter painting red and green is kind of like the bumb I overheard in the park complaining to the cops that their good cop bad cop routine was predictable.

Move along.

zipthwung said...

If you think of it as a game of "Red Light Green Light" with demonicly posessed children it becomes more about portraiture as a bloodsport.

closeuup said...

The kids I know are more larry Clark and very little if at all like this. I know a lot of kids too.

Culturewise--Im getting suffocated by all these rich people. Cant we just ignore them?

zipthwung said...

People of wealth have the means (means is a euphemism for money and its handmaiden, power) to fund non-utilitiatrian (useless) projects.

For example, the freedom tower and tree-lined environs will be largely "symbolic" because it will employ security to throw out loiterers. This symbolic act will tell the world (through mass media) that we are sick and tired of the tired and sick.

So yes, we can ignore people of wealth, but not their security forces.

exu said...

this is really derivative-lisa Y,only snobby paper dolls-flat -looks like someone is sort of competent,but not really into painting,muchlike Rachel F's efforts at painting

Cross said...

These last several paintings posted here would have been just as effective, maybe more, as drawings. A lot of painters don't seem to know the difference anymore, or they can't draw well enough to make the drawing stand alone. So they add color and some brushiness and think that makes the image more worth looking at. I'm thinking no.

no-where-man said...

the palate seems forced.

zipthwung said...

you meant conceptual right?

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oilybrushes said...

i agree with cross about drawing (is the girl wearing rubber gloves). and it seems like the palette is 'forced/conceptual' in order to compensate. Also, is that a ghost of a person in a doorway or a vase?

Mark said...

So many (spoiled bratts) evil looking Anime-ish characters being painted.

burrito brother said...

Have you seen that saturday morning cartoon Bratz? It's way better than this...

albino radio1 said...

i think scharlin relies on the comfort of her style way too much. it's hard to say what is inventive about this painting. looks like a stage set, the way the girl lights up. but she is stylized exactly like the background, and she is too conventional to make any rhythm in the image.

serena said...

This looks JUST like an illustration from an Alfred Hitchcock children's anthology of creepy stories. Cool beans!

Of course, it's kind of a crappy, stupid painting, otherwise.