Posts Tagged ‘Gavin Brown’

Elizabeth Peyton: Familiar Faces in Unfamiliar Places

Klara, 2012, Oil on aluminum veneered panel.

I once read that when we travel to new or strange places that a very interesting phenomenon occurs. Since we are a bit lost and disoriented, our brains miscalculate the faces of strangers in the crowd in an attempt to find the familiar. As synapses fire, a person on the sidewalk may look like an old lover—or we swear we glanced a family friend across[.....]

Subverting the Male Glaze: Rob Pruitt’s Pattern and Degradation

Taking up both Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Maccarone, much of Pattern and Degradation is based on the Amish tradition of Rumspringa, the time when Amish teenagers get to go nuts for a year before deciding whether or not to commit to the whole Amish thing. Admittedly, the Amish are an easy target—they’ll never get through the Holland Tunnel in a horse and buggy to see[.....]