March 01, 2019

January and February's Acrylic Palettes

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Posted by Mark Roth at 11:56 PM

February 28, 2019

Tumbleweeds: fox_#197

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acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Mark Roth at 12:07 AM

February 25, 2019

Order of Things at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo’s curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Order of Things paintings by Johanna Okovic Goodman.

The encaustic paintings of Johanna Okovic Goodman’s Order of Things series represent a concluding synthesis of the fascinations and concerns of her long career. Compelled by the essential nature of human touch, she arrived at the wax medium for its capacity to memorialize the transience of touch by retaining the mark of its maker.

For Okovic Goodman, this abiding advocacy of the primacy of touch extends to the magnificence of the natural world and its inhabitants. In this formulation our respective life experiences might be thought of as having been molded by the touch of the world.

An inveterate traveler, Johanna threw herself into the world as a means to tutor her senses – often seeking vast, open landscapes. A formative instance was her tenure living with the Zayanes, a Berber population living in Morocco. There she learned that art is a way of life and came to feel at home with their architectural forms and the desert expanse.

A unification of open space and architectural forms situated in a manner that creates a language that “speaks to the essence of touch” defines the Order of Things series.

Johanna Okovic Goodman passed away in 2017. Born in Pittsburg, she eventually relocated to the desert of the American Southwest. She attended The Carnegie Institute of Art and received a BFA from Moore College of Art. Her greatest acclaim came through her sculpture, most notably her signature chairs which were created in the form of famous people. This culminated in a commission from the Tyson Foods family for a chair sculpture of President Bill Clinton that currently resides in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

Order of Things runs through March 29 and is on view at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, New York City). There will be a reception Thursday, March 14, 6:00-9:00 pm.

Posted by Mark Roth at 03:01 AM

February 18, 2019

Pop Stoppage Series: books_#331

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Soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11” x 17”
Posted by Mark Roth at 10:30 PM

February 11, 2019

Tumbleweeds: sky_#193

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collage and acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Mark Roth at 12:36 PM

February 06, 2019

Pop Stoppage Series: bundled_#330

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Soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11” x 17”
Posted by Mark Roth at 12:34 PM

February 01, 2019

Tumbleweeds: crew_#192

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collage and acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Mark Roth at 03:09 AM

January 27, 2019

Pop Stoppage Series: answer_#329

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Soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11” x 17”
Posted by Mark Roth at 02:17 PM

January 22, 2019

Tumbleweeds: cock_#191

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collage and acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Mark Roth at 12:31 PM

January 19, 2019

I’ll Play the Head at the Start at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo’s curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents I’ll Play the Head at the Start: Collaborative Drawings by Angela Lau and Mark Minnig.

With respectively well-developed practices of illustration and animation, Angela Lau and Mark Minnig challenge and amuse one another in this series of freewheeling collaborative gameplay. Fun, surreal and gently profound, the evolving process operates as a strategy to reinvigorate their disciplines and to celebrate the residents and tenor of their Chinatown and East Village neighborhoods.

The artists put it this way:

“This collaborative work started organically with drawing on each other’s work with the idea of finishing one another’s sentences. It became a fun and loose way to practice thoughtful but also thoughtless drawing. It is similar to the drawing exercise of the Exquisite Corpse, where one artist draws a component of a body and hands it blindly to the next. The result, especially when artists have different styles and abilities, vary from humorous, beautiful and abstract to just plain grotesque.”

I’ll Play the Head at the Start: Collaborative Drawings by Angela Lau and Mark Minnig runs through February 24 and is on view at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, New York City).

Posted by Mark Roth at 10:42 AM

January 15, 2019

Pop Stoppage Series: riddle_#328

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Soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11” x 17”
Posted by Mark Roth at 02:06 AM

January 10, 2019

Analog AR: gabbling

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collage, 11" x 8"
Posted by Mark Roth at 01:47 AM

January 05, 2019

Tumbleweeds: Thursday_#188

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collage and acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Mark Roth at 11:33 PM

January 01, 2019

Fifteen Years of Acrylic Palettes

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The state of my acrylic palette at the conclusion of every day from Feb 1, 2004 through Dec. 31, 2018.

Posted by Mark Roth at 01:29 PM

December 31, 2018

Pop Stoppage Series: scoffer_#327

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Soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11” x 17”
Posted by Mark Roth at 11:34 AM

December 25, 2018

Analog AR: buckled

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collage, 11" x 8"
Posted by Mark Roth at 12:06 PM

December 19, 2018

Tumbleweeds: striking_#186

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collage and acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Mark Roth at 08:19 AM

December 17, 2018

Pop Stoppage Series: lies_#326

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Soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11” x 17”
Posted by Mark Roth at 01:37 AM

December 08, 2018

In My Room at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo’s curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents In My Room: Paintings by Nathan Stapley.

Stapley, a lead artist for Double Fine Productions, makes his fifth appearance at Adjacent To Life. In this newest cycle of gouaches, the artist continues to document scenes of his daily routine in the East Village and Greenpoint. Employing a honed sensitivity to light and its effects, Stapley creates a narrative portrait of not just favored locales, but the biography of his eye’s perceptual enchantment.

In My Room: Paintings by Nathan Stapley runs through January 18 and is on view at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, New York City).

Posted by Mark Roth at 10:54 AM