4/29/2007

Justin McAllister

17 comments:

Painter said...

Justin McAllister @
envoy
535 W 22nd Street 6th floor
NYC

poppy said...

the last thread is probably over so I'll say it here. I liked what Barnaby had to say about his own work and that he often tries to paint things in a certain way and when they hate it, it was his intention. I like to hate things in work and I find more often than not I end up really liking the art that I first despise..So anyways Hate and Death are pretty cool but this painting is dead to me and I hate it.

Nomi said...

Yes, I guess sometimes an insult can be a compliment.

amber said...

this painting is not really death, but ones approch regarding death

Zipthingy your blog is cool but your avatar makes me dizzy

zipthwung said...

I temped filing medical records at a doctors office on 77th street. I really hated it. I did learn a famous artist injured their knee in a freight elevator. Life can be so fragile.

I think this painting is like being stuck on a desert island with nothing but chapter 13 of michael chricton's "Jurassic Park".

MC has been writing the same book probably since 1966. In the same way, Alexis Rockman, shall he say, is the speaker of environmental truth for the art world if not the visual arts!

So Justin, look out, Alexis has a cofee table book out, and he's not going to go down easily. You're gonna need a coffee table book - maybe Michael Chricton's well known book on Jasper Johns.

PrettyPablum said...

the plaid shirt is so cliche

flesheater99 said...

I've standing behind this guy (the proganonist)at every rock show I've been to since 1991. Not once has he turned around and acknowledged the fact that he's taller than the girl next to me who's totally pissed. I feel kinda the same way he 'appears' to feel but it's not the painting that's doing that. If he turns around and he's wearing a Polvo tshirt we're cool..if he turns around and knocks into my beer we got problems.

zipthwung said...

waynes world

From the Publisher
"Twilight is the magic hour when ordinary routines undergo strange transformations. Gregory Crewdson's Twilight series, begun in 1998 and completed in 2002, consists of forty photographs created as elaborately staged large-scale tableaux that explore the domestic landscape and its relationship to an artificially heightened natural world. The collision between the normal and the paranormal in these narrative images produces a tension that serves to transform the topology of the suburban landscape into a place of wonder and anxiety." As Rick Moody suggests in his essay, Crewdson seems preocupied with "the resection of the suburban ideal, where dream strategies, like condensation and displacement, the action of metaphor, undergird the here and now." Moody's essay reveals as much as it withholds, suggesting the ways that life and memory can be points of entry into art.

Hit Him, Hit Him Hard!!!!

Old Guy said...

What about that Art 21 show on Crewdson? What a jerk!

Old Guy said...

McAllister looks like Tansey with his foot off the pedal. Zip's take is funnier (over there on planet Thwung) - cos you get the Wyeth idyll and ideology spot on, but Tansey deserves a namecheck.

closeuup said...

Apocalypse Cow

painterdog said...
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painterdog said...

This painting is dead to you because you can't do this and are jealous of people who can so you slag them off.
How very art school of you.

Oh saying a plaid shirt is a cliché
is such a cop out.

I'm on the fence with this painting as it's online but at least this guy has some skill something that is not very apparent in the other works on this thread.

painterdog said...

I went to his web site I like some of his work but most of it is way to forced for me, like he's trying to hard to be a contemporary realist painter.

He's a Yale grad, hence the pretentiousness of the work.

zipthwung said...

I think your work looks a lot liek this, only looser p-dog. Mabey you are projecting.

The only war that counts is the war against imagination.

That said, most peopel use their imaginations like inflatable sex dolls.

painterdog said...

That's good "imaginations like inflatable sex dolls"...

No I'm not projecting, I like the fact he has worked on his technique, that always helps me get over a lot in peoples work. If I notice the way it's made or in some cases how bad it's dare I say crafted, then it gets in the way of the work. That of course is avery subjective view point, but it's one of my peeves.

As far as his content it's to forced for me and after going to his site I was bored after a while with the idea.

The early work is not my cup of tea at all.

What is it with Yale grads and forced content in realist work?

zipthwung said...

maybe ask Mel Bochner. I like the tansey comparison - clever forced and ultimately pop.