James Powers’ found notes, at first glance, seem like off-color scribblings by creepy schoolchildren. Upon closer examination, however, one recognizes his painstaking colored pencil markings that mimic the pen and marker scrawl of their original authors, enabling him to add his personal touch. He discusses his process with David Goodman.
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From the archives and across state lines, BOMB on the Scene hopped on New Jersey Transit to visit Paul Henry Ramirez. Since painter Roberto Juarez’s 2007 essay on his work for BOMB’s 25th Anniversary America’s issue, Paul Henry Ramirez has relocated his studio to Hamilton, New Jersey from Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Read more…
Sarah Thornton’s mechanical mind deciphers the gestures hidden within the wild, eccentric, and unregulated art world. Her recent bestseller, Seven Days in the Art World, unlocks the mysteries of this creative sphere that appears to be lit from within.
What better way to look into the theater of painting than with a painter/playwright? Lars Elling fits the bill and reconsiders Artuad giving us theater and its other double, painting. True to painting, he reels the viewer in; true to theater, he creates a scene to unfold and hemorrhage. But like a dry wind, his work starts the crackle caw chorus of memory. Elling’s work makes memory talk. Featuring a virtual gallery walkthrough of his show Fictions at Nicholas Robinson Gallery.
Outstanding, really. The punch and power of a mark on a page. William Powhida, known for the work created by his alter-ego, also named William Powhida, blends a celebrity’s sense of entitlement with a too-smart-for-his-own-good attitude problem, much like an old-school criminal mastermind from a Batman comic book.
Sometimes the picture slips, another digital delay, unraveling momentarily into slithering horizontal bands across the flat TV screen. Take Robert Greene’s bucolic fields populated with pals, poodles, and picnic fare suddenly cleared to monochromatic fields of texture. A lot has changed for the artist and New York since Greene first took a seat in his Corinthian backed Fornasetti chair with BOMB in 1989.
A record keeper in both her drawings and story telling, Lauren Redniss holds tight to details to keep them from being stolen by the pitfalls of memory. Embedding herself within a story by recording interviews and drawing on-site during the conversations, one becomes tangled within the thoughts and learn that all stories are interconnected.
PODCAST In his latest collaborative dance piece In I, Akram Khan invites actress Juliette Binoche to dance out a highly charged romance against a pared down domestic theater set by Anish Kapoor. For Khan, dance provides a means to not only reveal, but to relive personal experience on stage.
Kadar Brock is focused on the abstract presentation of a fantastical world and creating an analogy for art making and viewing. The stripped down and simple patterning struck me with its rhythmical geometry. The crude markings appear to be left behind by group of cool teenagers bent on creating hazing rituals.
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