The sun is out, my black coat is put away, and New York is perfect again.
At the SVA Flatiron Gallery is a two-woman show that you should see if you can. Lulu Zhang and Sarah Dineen are both first-year students in my MFA program, but are producing work of the maturity and complexity of established artists. Damn them!
Sarah’s abstract works are big and bold painted collages that are satisfying in size and create intriguing visual spaces.
Lulu’s works on paper are dense explorations of obsessive mark-making in ink and paint. Each piece contains hundreds of magical moments which contribute to the dense jungle feeling of the whole painting.
If I were an art adviser, I would recommend you buy these young artists before they’re discovered. But I’m not. I’d like to keep them all to myself, but that would be selfish.
The show runs through April 11th, and the reception is April 3rd from 5 – 7.
Meanwhile, I’ve been painting ogres in an effort to exorcize them. And in a funny way it worked. Now the ogres are my children, not my enemies.
If you’re not already here, come to New York. Look at the art. Look at the people. Look at the little dogs in their funny coats.