Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June 18
Katie McMullin
The Writer

Paint can provide an excellent vocabulary for addressing the strain of our physical existence.The passages of this painting I enjoyed looking at the most were those where I sensed a struggle between the artist, the paint, and the subject. There were intersections where the strain of the subject (hunched over, working with out-dated technology, looking away from the task he is engaged in) and the strain of the painter (articulating an arm, a hand) met and these were, for me, the most engaging passages in the work. Paintings, especially portraits, remind us that we live in the flesh.


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