April 18, 2014

Remade Readymades: "stars"

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acetate, magazine page and ink jet print, 11" x 8.5"
Posted by Mark Roth at 01:34 PM

April 11, 2014

The Tumbleweed Paintings: "unfairly_#15"

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acrylic on magazine page, 11 x 14
Posted by Mark Roth at 12:47 AM

April 05, 2014

Short Films at Adjacent to Life

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Drawing on his professional experience as a movie editor, photographer Michael Sean Edwards presents Short Films, his second Adjacent to Life exhibit. Consisting of two or three consecutive frames, each work elevates uncanny moments of narrative happenstance in a meditation on the editing process and the physical structure film.

Short Films runs through May 9 at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, NYC).

image: Michael Sean Edwards, Sloans, starring "the Women in Purple, 16.5 x 60"
Posted by Mark Roth at 02:36 PM

March 30, 2014

Pop Stoppage Series: "odd_#259"

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Hand torn soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11 x 17
Posted by Mark Roth at 09:26 PM

March 21, 2014

Remade Readymades: "rare"

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acetate, magazine page and ink jet print, 11" x 8.5"

This work was featured on the back cover of the premiere issue of The Stand Newspaper, the latest project of gallerist, artist and impresario for the outsider Lori Der Hagopian.

Posted by Mark Roth at 08:37 PM

March 16, 2014

Missing the Megafauna: Mastodon (Mammut americanum)

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acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"
Posted by Mark Roth at 09:12 PM

March 08, 2014

The Tumbleweed Paintings: "treated_#14"

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acrylic on magazine page, 11 x 14
Posted by Mark Roth at 01:28 PM

March 04, 2014

In Retrospect at Adjacent to Life

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Fibonacci, oil on canvas, 48" x 40"

Picasso is said to have explained that hed sometimes leave a painting unfinished in the corner of the studio. Weeks, months or even years later, hed unearth that canvas to discover it magically resolved, as if on its own.

The paintings displayed here reflect a similar dynamic. While Ive always considered them resolved, a critical transformation has occurred during the many years since they were archived in my studio.

This aesthetic alchemy is driven by a multi-fold mechanism. Partly, the works stand as irreproducible relics of an aspirant artist in the thrall of the New York School painters. The doors to that former self now closed, they also retroactively connect-the-dots to subsequent evolution.

Picasso might have considered this art of recovery the aesthetics of self-compassion - increased self-acceptance on the part of the painter leads to a tempered critical eye. Could Picassos tale have been a wink and nod to the retrospective gaze as another tool at the artists disposal?

In Retrospect: Paintings by Mark Roth runs through April 4 at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B).

Posted by tinsquo at 05:04 PM

March 01, 2014

January and February's Acrylic Palettes

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Posted by Mark Roth at 02:58 AM

February 23, 2014

"built environmentalist"

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acrylic on magazine page, 11.5" x 8.5"
Posted by Mark Roth at 11:52 PM

February 17, 2014

Pop Stoppage Series: "jealous_#258"

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Hand torn soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11 x 17
Posted by Mark Roth at 10:31 PM

February 10, 2014

Missing The Megafauna: Macrauchenia

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acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"
Posted by Mark Roth at 01:26 AM

February 05, 2014

Remade Readymades: "pope"

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acetate, magazine page and ink jet print, 11" x 8.5"
Posted by Mark Roth at 01:33 PM

February 01, 2014

In Queens at Adjacent to Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent to Life, presents In Queens: Paintings by Richard Schaad

Richard Schaad explores the condition of privacy within a public setting. This cycle of paintings focuses on scenes from a recent annual Columbian Festival in Queens, New York.

The show runs through February 28 at Adjacent to Lifes pop-up gallery, housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B).

Posted by Mark Roth at 12:53 AM

January 24, 2014

The Tumbleweed Paintings: "tobacco_#9"

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acrylic on magazine page, 11 x 14
Posted by Mark Roth at 02:23 PM

January 19, 2014

Pop Stoppage Series: "queen_#257"

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Hand torn soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11 x 17
Posted by Mark Roth at 08:26 PM