Daniel Gordon’s Blue Face II, a photograph of overlapping rectangles of color, reads as a candid revelation of personality in the normally silent material world. A long shadow hangs down like a monocle into a staticky blue the color of a humming TV, crossing a brief curve of darker color that’s either the shadow cast Read More
This rollicking 20-artist affair is leading the race for feel-good group show of the season. At the curatorial helm is the master of libidinal, cacophonous Pop painting, Peter Saul, who is responsible for some of postwar America’s most incisive, outrageous pictures. Eighty this year, he’s curating for the first time and has tapped artists young and old, nonchalantly admitting in a short essay what is true of so many group shows: he just picked his friends, even if a few he only “met once for a few minutes and seemed friendly enough.”
The Ghent, N.Y.–based Omi International Arts Center has named the five winners of its 2013 Francis J. Greenburger Award, which goes to “established artists whom the art world knows to be of extraordinary merit but who have not been fully recognized by the public.” (Good idea for an award, right?) The five honorees this year, who each receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant, are Bruce Porter, Peter Saul, Jonas Mekas, Richard Nonas and Elaine Reichek.