6/07/2006

Jackie Gendel

35 comments:

Painter said...

jackie gendel @
jeff bailey
511 W 25TH ST / NO. 207
NY, NY 10001

May 31 - July 1, 2006

Burgerder said...

i really like the way it looks like an artist who hates what she painted and is going over it. can't decide what to do. abstract or figurative

GooGoo said...

I love it!
You go girl!

exu said...

it has the same quality as the bakery my retarded ex-sister-in -law drew in a pictionary game-

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brent hallard said...

Actual- like it. Um, doesn't, isn't, there... a few words?


"When painting paints in the shadow of the nature of [a] thing, the negation, without the full swirl or negation, is it good?

no-where-man said...

this is my coffee conversation just to share...

a: haha, thats somebody who realized he cant paint, then he figured out he couldnt paint faces and smeared over it and threw it in the garbage
how much is it worth?
nowhereman: worth or sold for?
a: lovely suicide pastel color scheme

chicomacho said...

god, the more i look at this site it really is true, painting IS dead

triple diesel said...

Two self-effacing portraits in a roll. Sweet!

PS said...

It's like abstract and figurative painting painting each other out. Great spaces and faces here. Really interesting in comparison with the Eisenman-- the quiet and the loud in both feels so good.

burrito brother said...

i liked this show and i like all of her past work as well. i have to throw in the ubiquitous comment that the jpeg doesn't do it justice.

no-where-man said...

Yale

JD said...

I like the guts of this artist to totally change from what she'd been doing before. I like some of the moves here (there's a nice painting in the show with multiple faces). However, I feel like these are the beginnings of something, rather than a resolved body of work. Stylistically speaking, the relationship to an expressionist portraiture mode needs to be honed, IMO. The palette could be sharpened to feel less familiar, less early 20th century .

dubz said...

i kinda like them. haven't seen the show yet, so the thinness might be offputting in person... not sure. i think this is the best one.

closeuup said...

late van dongen territory but that cool

http://www.kunsthal.nl/im/Brigitte%20Bardot.gif

burrito brother said...

...also kind of reminds me of the guy who did 'Madeline', but painting not illustration...

dubz said...

oops! bb said illustration. group suicide time.

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sucka4surface said...

Is this good because it really is good painting or is it good because it was like that which we are trained to believe is good, ala Dana Schutz?

Cooky Blaha said...

These paintings are rather gorgeous..I'm seeing Chris Johansen type people, with A little of Emil Nolde's crowds, maybe even some Chagal and Dogen, Picabia, bit of Polke. They feel awful good going down though, even if they're lacking in a certain now-ness.

no-where-man said...

now-ness is the word i was thinking.

albino radio1 said...

everything is in pastels - except for the quick black eyes. the place where reality could have lucified this image, remains cartoonish. if the eyes were 'real,' wouldn't this ptng be a different ballgame?

that person has no gender, either. could be a 20 yr old with very blond white hair, or thomas paine. nothing really rests in the foreground, except the copper orange at bottom. both then again, maybe the green on left is closer??

brent hallard - perhaps ppl say it's abstract because the content is abstracted?

sucka4surface - imagination!

wade said...
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sloth said...

you kind of had to be there for these. go see the show.

wade said...

The other paintings aren't so bad but this one looks like pathos through feebleness taken a step too far...or is that just an Iraqi woman?

artgirl said...

I guess the new painting trend is to go crazy painting off faces. There is nothing in this one or the last one that I find interesting. Painting is so dead.

Burgerder said...

Painting is the least dead art medium. you can express any idea: content, style, theory, and the medium never gets in the way.

devinlevin said...

I SWEAR i made this same exact painting in 3rd grade!!!

zipthwung said...

Self Effacement is an obvious conclusion when one sees a face that has been effaced. This is a strategy used against emporer god kings in Assyria, the US against Saddam, and most recently in the iconoclasm by terrorists against subway posters on the G line. Fortunately print technology has advanced way past the Guttenberg press and images are now as ubiquitous as words. A language, I dare say.

Ann Coulter is on a rampage, and though I despise her bombastic and simple minded rhetoric, i sympathize with the ideological warfare. I am reminded of the movie "Bob Roberts" in which the liberal tactics of folk music and grass roots organizing are co-opted by a Conservative Republican candidate.

In the same way paintings of this sort seem liberal, Democratic, the sort of painting made by a Volvo driving soccer mom. and yet one might well ask, is it?

Does the devil wear Prada or Peruvian Alpacca knitwear? Wheat grass or single malt scotch? Both?

closeuup said...

Self-effacement is usually practiced by poeple sitting on a buttload of money. As are manners.It's a device to avoid getting jacked.

People with no money must employ lots of "FACE".

In the case of my family, we are very self-effacing yet we have no money. This suggests we once did, but lost it, as I have always suspected. Just a little more inbreeding with brutal eastern europeans, and we will have our "FACE" back. Not a moment too soon.

zipthwung said...

I think my family must've done somethin' really bad back in biblical times or maybe the middle ages.

In my tribe, direct eye contact is a sign of agression and can lead to bloodshed.

One of my nominal bosses pounded the desk and yelled today because another one of my bosses was late coming in. Highly entertaining.

No War but the Class War.

High Status Behavior

According to Diggles, an actor intending to convey that he or she is of high status should do the following:

Maintain strong direct eye contact.
Take up physical and vocal space.
Invade other people’s space. Touch them.
Stand tall, straight, head up.
Keep yourself physically higher up than the other person. Taller.
Keep your head still while talking.
Maintain verbal dominance. Use “uh” to hold the stage.
Posture-wise, use strong contrasts in angle: hands on hips, leg up on stool, etc.

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/status-queues-and-the-presentation-of-you.html

"Although women said they were attracted to the men who tested high for testosterone, an important factor in their attraction to men for a long-term relationship was their perception of a man's affinity for children, even after accounting for their perceptions of men's general kindness.

http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/pa/display.aspx?pkey=1457

ad3pt said...

something new comes about usually when the working focus isn't trying to be new; it's trying to make something good - it applies to everything. I really like to hand the 'fresh off the bueys bandwagon' and 'grade school conceptualists' copies of a science textbook when they argue about trivial things such as 'painting is dead'. it doesnt fucking matter. make it and make it good.

Michael said...

I am often frustrated that when someone executes a painting with technical skill people assume that the artist lacks the imagination to go 'beyond skill.' Yet when a painting is executed in a crude or contemptuous manner it is assumed that the artist has somehow transcended the need to make things well.
'Ah the complexity of thought and concern with contemporary things and stuff etc!'
Bollocks.

sam sanford said...

Jackie G rulz!