Thursday, July 21, 2011

Time to get back on the train, art viewing on the L, M, F and N trains.

Lined along the wall Adam Simon's paintings produced with stencils, which reminds me that he has an opening tonight at PS 122, from 6 pm to 9 pm, linking the invite here. 
I'm wondering why so many of us artists use stencils?  So let's keep looking...a few weeks I visited Sheryl Oppenheim and she also paints with stencils, below a view at some her stenciled based work.

 Sheryl's studio is next to Dre Bregart's studio.  Here are Sheryl and Dre, with Dre sitting and beading (not stenciling) compositions. 

 Their studios, organized by Chashama are at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

From Sunset Part back to Bushwick, via elevated tracks:

A quick glimpse of Paul D'Agostino's studio:

and the last Storefront space show curated by Jules de Balincourt (a video tour by James Kalm explains it well).

Time to get back on the train, art viewing on the L, M, F and N trains.  Next up the 2 to Chambers.

1 comment:

judith braun said...

I think we like stencils partly because of the "let's see what happens" aspect...and that there is a lot of bang for the buck. I mean, the levels of patterns, effects, depth, and layering... not to mention surprises/accidents, are mind-boggling. But with that said, I think sometimes people use it too easily, just because of those things, and that there are stages of development like anything else, that I want to get from the results when I look. That doesn't mean more complexity necessarily, it just means a sense of intention, purpose, even expertise behind the practice, and that there's an inner logic for why it's there. Of course, I know the logic is often after the fact, and I may not want it articulated anyway. But you probably know what I mean.