Jul 25, 2013

Peter Lanyon


Lost Mine, 1959
You are deep underground. Everything is a hue of black. Suddenly, the water is flooding the place(blue). You see water pouring in from everywhere. Now, seemingly strong and solid structure holding up the place start to crumble. You understand that it is not only the structure collapsing it is your life(red). Some flares of (white) hope keep you running for the exit. But the only things you see in the escape opening are the new waves of blue ruthless water.

Jul 23, 2013

Nicolass Warb

Nicolass Warb - Cadence Unite No. 88, 1945
You see a target(the dark blue patch on the left). It is on the side of your main road (the black triangle in the lower left corner). But you still proceed to pursue it. You work hard (the brown figure at the bottom). The hope (the green triangle) takes you to the ice-cold pinnacle(the white triangle on the top of the brown figure). Then the pain kicks in (the red figure). You have to divert your plans to overcome it(the black ribbon around the red figure). The hope (the small green ribbon), pride (the yellowish figure) what you have accomplished so far, blue skies and attractiveness of the unknown(the white triangle) take you to the next level. There you have a road(the black ribbon) full of pain and hard work.

Jun 11, 2013

Sandeep Mukherjee

at Brennan & Griffin

Untitled ( Composible 1), 2013
You stitch yourself from small pieces. You understand yourself bit by bit. You stitch those bits together to get a better picture. By exploring one layer you actually discover new underlying layers. With your discovery process and time the layers are constantly changing. So the whole process is spiral in the nature - going deeper and deeper and going over the same things over and over again.

Jun 1, 2013

Jean Grangeon

at Tria Gallery

Lost in the creek
You are trying to extinguish all the fires at once. You fix things with the duct tape. But the fires are popping up like popcorn in the microwave oven. It is not an ocean, not a river. It is a creek, but still you are being drawn by a wave of small events. You lost your direction, your focus.

May 30, 2013

William Conger

at  Zolla/Lieberman Gallery

The beauty (the red figures) and the voices(blue ribbons) are pulling you in.The temptations are impossible to resist. You are trying to escape (yellow triangles) but the desire prevails. And then suddenly you get stabbed by a long thin blade. You fall as a sinking ship - slowly but surely.

May 28, 2013

Carolyn Carr

at Spanierman Gallery

Slope, 2004
One of the main attractions of slopes is overcoming your own  fear. The danger is right in the center (the black structure) and still you masterfully negotiate the slope(the pink structure). What is rewarding in defying the most basic instinct : self-preservation? Are you preparing for future real battles? Or do you like challenge death and thus becoming somewhat immortal?

May 23, 2013

Jong Ro


Longing is based on the lack of the subject you are longing for (the black figure in the lower middle). Add to the mix idealization( the white spots all over), a big chunk of the need to own (the orange figure on the left) and love(the blue spot on the right). Top it off with hope (the green field on the top) and a shadow of not getting it (the black ribbon on the upper half).

May 22, 2013

Dornacilla Drysdale

at Aaron Galleries

Emotion vs Intellect

Emotion(organic lines) and intellect(straight lines) are two sides of the coin.They always work in tandem. Sometimes the intellect analyses the emotions and bends them to a more logical solution. Sometimes the emotion takes over the intellect and creates a new point of view. You have to nurture both of them and to keep both of them in balance. One of them gets out of hands and your inner self get handicapped.

May 21, 2013

Julie Schumer

at Emily Amy Gallery

You are walking on clouds. You are so afraid to look down. Sometimes the clouds seem pretty solid. But sometimes they open up and you can see a ridge bellow you. It is frighting and exciting at the same time. But you are afraid to plunge down. You prefer to stay on illusory "solid ground". But it is delusive, you will fall eventually. The problem is it would not be on your terms.

May 19, 2013

Weekend Edition 45

Umberto Boccioni

States of Mind : The Farewells

You want to go, you want to stay. You are not sure what to do (The yellow structure in the lower left corner). But the attraction of new, of change wins over. You take the dive(the black structure in the lower left middle). Then the stream of journey takes you further and further away, where on one side everything is new and exciting and on the other side things remind you what you have left.

May 16, 2013

Amir Mogharabi

at Ibid Projects (Frieze Art Fair New York 2013)

Untitled. 2012
The  black triangles are the art works on display. But the actual artist's intentions are the yellow structures. The intentions are followed by associations (black lines). Then the artist's skills were in play (grey-white ribbons on the right and at the bottom). The result of this process are black triangles with some parts missing.

May 15, 2013

Armin Boehm

at Harris Lieberman(Frieze Art Fair New York 2013)

You understand the natural world from the ground up(the lower quarter of the painting). You obtain the root first - fundamental knowledge and skills. Based on that foundation you build your map of reality. The imaginary world of art, metaphysics and other philosophies you start to explore by the leaves peeking into your tangible world (the grey structure).

May 14, 2013

Clare Rojas

at Galleri Nicolai Wallner (Frieze Art Fair New York 2013)

Untitled, 2013
You are in love. You are full of desire, wants and lust(the burgundy figure on the left). Your desire is overwhelming. It is trying to fill everything. Then suddenly it penetrates deep, bellow the veneer layers (beige and white ribbons at the lower middle). You are starting to really know your lover. It brings out the pain (the red figure in the upper right corner) and the dark secrets(the black figure in the lower right).

May 13, 2013

Jenny Nelson

at Tria Gallery

Set Sail
You don't know where you are going. Everything is foggy. But you have hull of steel confidence. Your sails are full of hope. Your engines are curiosity and search for new knowledge. The desire for new adventures lights your way(orange spots). The chances are big that before you get to the adventures, the routine(grey fields) will dissolve you. Or you will too close to the danger and will be burn as a butterfly which got too close to fire.

May 12, 2013

Weekend Edition 44

Pierre Soulages

Peinture 10 Juin 1958, 1958
Everyone goes in one direction. They all have to be the same. But some, while seemingly doing what they should, they are rebelling inside (brown figures). But most of them are afraid to show their nonconformism. Then one goes off the course(the diagonal black ribbon). Though he is the same inside as others, he feels that something needs to be done. This move aliens him from others. But this bold move creates followers (the diagonal brown ribbon).

May 10, 2013

Thomas Prinz

at Circa Gallery

It's a woman. She is naked. She is shy. She is self aware. She is not perfect. But you love her so much. Your feelings are so gentle and subtle. Every moment you see her you want to snap it as picture and store it in your memory.


May 9, 2013

Susan Schiesser

Yellow Jacket Pass II
You have difficulties. You are working very hard to overcome them(red tinted ribbons and structures in the lower left corner). It is hard but you know where you are going. And when you think you are out of the woods in the open, the main trouble begins. Because now you need to decide what road to take, what direction to follow. The main trouble is to choose.

May 8, 2013

Chris Sims

at Carina Haslam Art

Morning Flight
The light struggles with the dark (red structure in the upper part). The light is winning. It has the thirst for knowledge (yellow patch) to its side, the creativity (green spots), flexibility (grey spots). But in the morning when the borders are blurred and you can't distinguish between the light and the darkness, the doubts can crawl in(the dark structure in center). You need to fly over your positions and reassess that you are on the right side and truth is your ally.

May 7, 2013

Lasar Segall

at Museu Lasar Segall

Floresta, 1957
People are herding animals. They live in groups. Living in groups leads to interactions between members(black structures). The interactions create conflicts(yellow-tinted spots). The conflicts generate wars(grey structures) or rules(blue lines).

May 6, 2013

Rebecca Sailor Sack

at Seraphin Gallery

Moonsault, 2009
You think you have seen it all. New things - they are either too small for you or you have done it. What's left for you are your memories. Then suddenly you catch a breeze. Your sails are full of wind. You are making a 180 degrees turn and moving to a new direction. You are creating new things, but you use your previous experience as a frame. That takes your game to a new level. The new burst of  creativity makes new memories and builds new experiences to draw from and to remember later.

May 3, 2013

Weekend Edition 43

Ellsworth Kelly

Study for Blue White, 1960

Woman. It's the lips you kiss. It's the back, you caress. It's the hair, you trace. It's the wit that sharp as a knife that opens up to you. And still she is a black hole of unknown mystery.


Natalie Alper

at Seraphin Gallery

Einstein Plays the Music, 2003
You are an observer. You are watching the cataclysms. Nature, humans, anything is storming, raging(blue, green, white background waves). This is all outside. Here, inside behind a glass wall, everything is calm and quiet. It is nice in here, but it is also disconnected. The nerves that connect you to the outside world have been cut off by the glass wall(the thick white lines going from left to right). They are just dangling in the wind. You remain cold, indifferent and trapped inside your wall.

May 2, 2013

Alex Brewer

at Circa Gallery

Gliders I
The low self-esteem is killing you (the black structure in the center). It puts a noose of doubt (the black lines) on everything you do. You succeed in some cases where you break out of the choking loops(yellow splashes). But some things turn out bad when you did not go far enough(green, blue splashes).

May 1, 2013

Mark Brosseau

at Bridgette Mayer Gallery

Temporal, 2013

Time is relative. Sometimes you feel time goes by as a mountain stream - fast, powerful, unstoppable (the blue ribbon on the left). Sometimes it shifts to a crawl (multiple red figures), especially when you are waiting for something(yellow figures). There are days when you think the time goes backwards(black lines).  The time on the other hand just moves on without any concern about how you feel about it(the upper part of the painting).

Apr 30, 2013

Barbara Gilhooly

at Barbara Gilhooly

Logjam, 2007
You jump from a log to a log(lower part of the painting). You are desperately trying to get to the shore. But the current is too strong. So while you are running with all your power, at best you are keeping your position.  Most those things that you postpone for later, for "when I grew up", for "when I get rich" and to the bucket list stay there unfulfilled. The only thing that keeps you running is hope (the light blue background) that the day to get items from the bucket list will come earlier than the bucket.

Apr 29, 2013

Andree Carter

at Ann Connelly Fine Art

Slightly Silver

Everything that was important in your life became small irrelevant. It is torn into small pieces and seems to you as a collage of your former life. Everything is still. The big black grief is blocking any movements in your life. The grief is feeding on your memories (the white structure). The only thing that is fighting the standstill is the desire to live/hope (the blue structures). The hope is creating new life(the thicker red nets) and trying to bond thouse pockets of resistance together.

Apr 28, 2013

Weekend Edition 42

Fernand Léger

The House in the trees, La Maison dans les arbres, 1913

Your house (the orange colored structures on  the left) should be in harmony with nature (the green spheres from the lower left to the upper middle). When it does (the green stripes between the house and the trees, and the light green small trees on the left), the nature will envelope you and protect you from outside forces. 

Apr 26, 2013

Michael Secor

at Ann Connelly Fine Art

You are lonely. Alone in the middle of the night. You are full of jealousy up to the brim(the orange elements). Your imagination runs wild. It creates absolutely outrageous scenarios(the black-dark-blue-blue structures). The more you think about it the more you get yourself locked up in the cage (the orange stripes in the lower right corner). The real problem is that there is nothing to be jealous about. The real problem is you(the green truck on the middle left).

Apr 25, 2013

Virginia Cole

at Virginia Cole Fine Art

The Canal
It is a sunny summer day (yellow undertones). You are traveling a canal on a boat. It is Sunday family excursion (a check mark at lower left middle). Blue skies (blue rectangle on the right). The water is murky blue(the blue figure on the left). The canal is old : here and there you can see the marks of age and decay(the brown figure in the low right, the black figure on the upper left). From time to time you are catching yourself thinking about work, Monday, what you have to do in the office(the blueish white area in the upper right and all elements in it: brown square, black lines).

Apr 24, 2013

Chase Langford

at Bryant Street Gallery

Commercial Street Carnivale

When you were little you liked fairs and folk holidays. The rides, the music, the food - it was pure joy. When you grew up you understand that they all are shallow standard commerce-driven enterprises. While getting old, the fairs regain their lost shine, but now that is nostalgia and memories.

Apr 23, 2013

Chuck Voelter

at Ann Connelly Fine Art

Red Knot
Everyone has troubles, bad time (the black structure). But how could you distinguish between the bad and the good when there would not be the bad? Only by having bad times you can truly appreciate the good time. This wisdom (the purple spots) grows on the troubles as muscles on the bones.

Apr 22, 2013

Doug Kennedy

at Ann Connelly Fine Art

Different threads are weaved together to create a fabric. Different story lines are used to create the plot. We use the clothes to protect us from the environment and to hide our physical defects. We use entertainment to hide us from the environment and to protect from our psyche's defects.

Apr 19, 2013

Myong Stebbins

at Bryant Street Gallery

Poem from Gyeongju III
Love is like an intricate plant. It has roots - events that our conscience does not register. They lead us to the point in time when love gets out of ground, into the open. Love starts to bloom with flowers of desire (lilac spots in the center). They outgrow fast into the white down of comfort. A blow of wind takes the down away. Love sadly dies. But it leaves the seeds for the next spring.

Apr 18, 2013

Amanda Talley

at Ann Connelly Fine Art

You are getting a feeling that someone is watching you. You are getting nervous, almost paranoid. You are afraid of anyone following you. The problem is that you don't do anything worth hiding. But anyway you jump on every unexpected sound. And then you realize that this is your shadow. You are afraid of yourself. You are your worst enemy. This is true not only how you can treat yourself, for you know yourself best.

Apr 17, 2013

Chase Langford

at Bryant Street Gallery

Bondi 4
At first you are intrigued by mystery(the black spots). You start exploring. Pretty fast you get to the erotic part(the white-red figures in the left middle). The further explorations are giving you huge rewards in soul bonding(the blue figures on the left and light green field on the right). But the exploration never stops, it just elevates to the next level.

Apr 16, 2013

Naum Gabo

at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert(Art 43 Basel 2012)

Dissonanz, 1940
It is the birth of nazism. Greed(yellow) with racism (white) and romanticism(blue) creates the nazism(the grey cancer tumor). The nazism mix with pedantism(the brown figure) produces a double edged knife (the semi-transparent ribbon). The knife is a cold killing machine that is ready to cut anything and anyone, including its parents when it gets an order.

Apr 15, 2013

Robin Cole

at Ann Connelly Fine Art

Resuscitating My Soul
The soul is dead. The significant events, good (white circles) as well as bad start to pull the soul out of the hole it was buried(the black figure in the lower left corner). The soul starts its fly(the black lines) as a spacecraft propelled by the gravitational forces of other souls and circumstances. It has sometimes a setback (a black line in the center toward the black circle). It is slowly moving to the door( the  partial rectangle in the upper right corner). The door is the portal to the next level, the happy one.

Apr 12, 2013

Vargas-Suarez Universal

at GE Galeria (Volta NY 2013)

Vector Group: Organic Compound, 2012
There is an outside image : logical, organized and solid (the dark figures in the background). Then there is an inside image : vulnerable, soft and based on feelings (the organic structures on the upper left and lower right).  But the real you are the blinds (the grey vertical and horizontal lines). They filter what comes out and what gets in.

Apr 11, 2013

Andree Carter

at Ann Connelly Fine Art

Bridge to Nowhere
People do strange things. They tend to waste time on useless hobbies. They create small guarded environments where they do virtual things that nobody seems to care about (the red bold figures). But some of them do it to escape gruesome reality they are living in (the black figures). Others are doing it to connect to people (thin red lines and leaks). They create networks of connections. Connections make the lives of people involved and lives of all people  much more interesting and varied.

Apr 10, 2013

Carol Farrow

at Gentry Fine Art


Some things can be healed. Some things can be welded. Some stuff can be fixed by putting a band-aid on. Sure, there are some scars, but you think that everything is fine. But the things are starting to fall apart inside(figures around the central crack). Gradually the things are changed so much that they don't fit together anymore. The parts drift apart, so they become two different structures.

Apr 9, 2013

Roy T. Durrant

at Art World Gallery

October Place
October - you still remember the summer : beach, sand and bikinis (a pair of white triangles on the black background in the center). There is a feast of colors around you : yellows, reds, browns, pinks, etc. But don't make a mistake - it is an agony before the death. You can see the black naked branches, barren ground. There is a dissonance between the lively wild colors of autumn and the melancholy you are feeling about the apparent decay and dying.

Apr 8, 2013

Meredith Pardue

Sea Change 12
The reason the majority of people do not commit suicide is they evolve. They are changing over time. The things that were huge in your life are fading into an oblivion. Old interests die. You stop contacting people that are not compatible with your state of mind (gray-green spots on the left). But the new things are born (blue spots in the center and the right). The new things are pulling after themselves other new stuff that interests you. Evolution.

Apr 6, 2013

Weekend Edition 41

Ben Nicholson

Gouache, 1940-43

A couple (the rectangles combined from the colorful figures(black, beige, yellow, blue, white). They are felt connected. They have a lot in common. They are good together. But they are different. The things have different priorities.

Apr 5, 2013

Lee Kaloidis

Life puts traps, loops and detours(black structures) at you. But something is pushing you forward. This something is called fate, destiny or purpose(green structure). You are getting your rewards now and then ( red spots). The rewards are nothing comparing to when you meet another Life that is your soul-mate(the square in the upper left corner).

Apr 4, 2013

Sam Reveles

at CRG Gallery

Wilderness Study #23, 2007
A Scandal brings grief, problems and a turmoil for people that are directly involved (the dark blue doodles). Then it turns into a material for news and gossip(the blue doodles). Over time it become an anecdote(the white doodles). And of course you need a supply network to keep the flames glowing - tight knitted community of people (the background).

Apr 3, 2013

Howard Hersh

at Addington Gallery


The Artist reaches deep inside her soul. She gets out of the darkness the bright flames of feelings. The Artist tries to put those onto a material plane - the flats of canvas or paper. Sometimes she succeeds, sometimes she needs to do better next time.

Apr 2, 2013

Pia Fries

at CRG Gallery

Untitled, 2003/2004
All the tinsel will be washed away over time. All the unimportant stuff will be forgotten. The essence of your past emerges. And if you had a happy life (though you didn't realize it, while the events were unraveling), the happiness will dominate your memories(the light turquoise spots).

Mar 29, 2013

Amy Sillman

at Campoli Presti

A Shape that Stands Up and Listens #18, 2012 
Voyeurism is based on curiosity and a feeling of belonging. Those two are the basic instincts that a human being has to survive. People have been looking for new sources of food and shelter as long as they exist. Men herd all the time for better security. When you are peeping onto someone, you are succumbing to you curiosity. And when you see something that you should not, you feel belong to a group that knows the secret.

Voyeurism  . exhibitionists.voyeur

Mar 28, 2013

Weekend Edition 40

Berthe Morisot

The Beach at Petit Dalles (aka On the Beach), 1873

The fuss of regular life is boring you. Those people on the foreground are too occupied with the details of everyday life. The sails call for freedom, adventure. The ships are promising a journey to far away exotic countries that you only have read about. The sea scares you with its might and absolute loneliness.