I also had the opportunity to catch an amazing, gem of a show at Curator's Office curated by Todd Levin. It's always way worth any effort to go see what the very smart and affable Andrea Pollan is up too. Together these two upped the ante by featuring works by Joseph Cornell, Rashid Johnson, Pipilotti Rist and Haim Steinbach!
“Leo, Romeo & Juliet,” 2002–2012, painting and collage, 16 x 20 inches
Wresting images from glossy magazines and pasting them down with paint, Letcher creates a highly idiosyncratic collection of pictorial data. She replays this device of painting and pasting, maintaining a graphic energy while carefully editing, and anything might and does happen along the way (for instance, an impression of a leaf falls outside one of Letcher’s gridded, brushed blue-glue and pink strokes). Evidence of a cup of tea is plastered by active orange paint strokes while on another one of Letcher’s pages, Muslims pray within a lattice of painted pink, orange, and blue.
A thoughtful Memorial Day.