Gladys Poorte "Para que el Cielo lo vea... (For Heaven to see...),"
Visiting each new installation
at D Berman Gallery reminds me of tuning into a radio station that
consistently turns me on to something new, exciting, and right up
my alley. With their latest installation, featuring the works of Gladys
Poorte and Sarah Greene Reed, the folks at D Berman have done it again.
Gladys Poorte's Unavoidable Outcome
Using intuition to guide her process, Gladys Poorte fills the colorful
paintings in her Unavoidable Outcome collection with everyday objects.
But she applies a twist by placing these objects — sewing pins are
a favorite — in situations far from their original intent. A bit of
a Rube Goldberg feeling infuses these works, which take on an enchanted
quality courtesy of Poorte's masterful plays with light.
Sarah Greene Reed's
On the Dot
That old Billy Preston song, "Will It Go Round in Circles,"
comes to mind when viewing Sarah Greene Reed's new collection, On
the Dot. Each work is perfectly round, making the viewer feel like
he or she is peeking through a hole. Though Greene Reed does incorporate
some straight lines within the perimeters of her circles, much of
what she creates involves swirls, curves, and still more circles.
Her technique is intriguing — she begins her collages by using a reverse
painting process on glass, which she then scans digitally. As with
Poorte's work, Reed's art dishes up plenty of color and whimsy.
May 20 - July 3, 2010
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