5/13/2006

Sherry Wong

20 comments:

Painter said...

Sherry Wong @
I-20 Gallery
557 West 23rd Street,
New York 10011

Cooky Blaha said...

is the rest of the show as much of a snoozefest as this?????

Martin Maloney painted some nice cats

Vlahos Boyiajees said...

Cooky Blaha said...
is the rest of the show as much of a snoozefest as this?????

I would check out the rest of the work at the gallery or jpeg it at www.i-20.com/. I don't think her work is a 'snoozefest' at all unless it's being viewed by a jaded person, which I'm not assuming you are, but hey, we all get jaded. Even imaginative artists. I see a lot of spirituality and inner searching going on in this work. It is very personal as the cat, who is probably hers, being painted so matter-of-factly would suggest. Who would just paint a cat if that animal didn't symbolize something? Everybody paints what they paint for a reason, and like Luc Tuyman's paintings from photos and jpegs show, what looks ordinary actually hides the extraordinary. I'm not saying I love this work by Wong, but it does remind me of the spiritual core of Kahlo's personal work and how her microcosm became our macrocosm.

Cooky Blaha said...

cry me a river dude..

yeah this was the worst painting of the show(why did painter chose this one?) but the rest was pretty facile as well.this work is so minor compared to kahlo or tuymans

Vlahos Boyiajees said...

You're right Cooky her work definitely doesn't go as deep as Tuymans or Kahlos. But there is potential there. Possibly the stylization has to deviate from the predictable illustration style she has developed. Something definitely needs to be tweaked to take it out of it's almost comic novel style... It needs to stick out. Maybe get darker in subject matter.

Vlahos Boyiajees said...

Anybody see the Nick Blinko show at Feigen? That was the most obsessive drawings I've EVER seen in my life. It was kinda scary those drawings. He is an interesting artist though. I'd like to see how he draws when he's on the medication too. Actually he's schizophrenic and did the drawings showing at Feigen off the meds. (It's in the press release.)

bluebalz said...

boring work above, what is it really about other than conservative and fitting in with the current aesthetic, . and the Obesssive drawings at the back of feigan, havent we seen enough of these, thru pierogi and such, went to chelsea this weekend, there was some good work around, but most of what i saw was just so tepid. a good show at Klagsbrun, and what about some kid at Fredericks Frasier, looked kind of better than most. condo still the best i think of painting shows up now.

devinlevin said...

There's something wong with this show.

zipthwung said...

Everybody should do cats. WHy not? You dont like cats? Fuck you. And fuck the neocons, too.

closeuup said...

Charlie weighs in over at artnet.

When I saw the Marat reference with the penguin shirt, I was outta there. Gag.

kelli said...

This is a sort of atypical image but the show was thoughtful and sensitive.It isn't busy but a lot of old paintings weren't busy either. If Painter put up a Holbein I bet people would rip it.

closeuup said...

this aint no holbein.

kelli said...

closeup not saying that just saying our eyes have become accustomed to workaholic obsessiveness. Look at an old Neil Jenney painting after going to galleries and it will look pretty odd.

closeuup said...

Accustomed to compulsive and chaotic compositions, and these are tighter and quieter? I don't feel accostomed to anything. Next up...Henry the 8th as portrayed by Brad Pitt in a penguin shirt?

exu said...

the color sense is nonexistent in all this artists work.charlie finch is senile

devinlevin said...

anyone ever notice, Charlie only reviews shows featuring female artists, he points out thier looks, and mentions that he bought a piece of thier work?
is he an art critic, or a chunky perv?

kelli said...

He was sort of behaving with this one which is good because he does artists a disservice otherwise. He comes from a generation where this sort of Norman O. Brownish fixation on abrasive sexual display was thought of as antiauthoritarian and celebratory. I wasn't alive then.

Graphic Designer said...

nice like elizabeth petyon. Sentimental...makes me want to hug my girlfriend on a rainy day.

For these reasons I don't really like the paintings. I think they do need to be pushed...is she a young artist? one who got pulled out of grad school too soon and got stuck on these?

WHen it comes down to it, I'll learn something from anything. If I had money or if someone gave me one of any of these paintings i'd hang it up above my coach. I would do this for prety much any of the paintings on this site becuase all art is intriguing enough to stare at for hours and hours.

anyways...I prefer more contridiction, confusion and fantasticness

Brangalina said...

I like the new direction her work has taken. When ever an artist work grows so fast I am interested. Can't wait to see what she does next.
Best of Luck.

PS said...

I hate Sherry Wong's work SO much that I expect to love it some day soon.