Greenbaum and Green at D'Amelio Terras

Installation view: Joanne Greenbaum at D'Amelio Terras
Joanne Greenbaum's paintings hit me right in the solar plexus. Sure, I took them in with my eyes first, but their demanding materiality, almost Day-Glo palette, and agressive compositions produced a visceral response. These are not paintings you "like." You either love them or hate them. I happen to love them for all the reasons just noted. Plus Greenbaum handles paint like nobody's business.

Moving around the gallery, above: all paintings are 2009, oil and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 78 inches
Two more, below


A surprise for me was the work of Elliott Green in the smaller gallery. These easel-size paintings, lyrical and poetic, were a perfect fit for the space. There's a narrative in there, I think, but I was content to go with the flow of a purely visual experience.
Both shows are up at D'Amelio Terras through October 31.
Installation view: Elliott Green at D'Amelio Terras
Below, Pudding Shadows, 2009, oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches



Nancy Natale said...

Love the Joanne Greenbaum works! Thanks.

Stephanie Sachs said...

Thanks Joanne, Enjoyed the work of both artists very much. Went to the gallery website which I found difficult to navigate and wished they posted more pics from the show. 5 pics from each artist and half exhibition shots. Would have loved to seen more of the Green's. They are energetic and clever. A little Gorkey and Bacon in there.

Ian MacLeod said...

Joanne Greenbaum's paintings are terrific - wonderful!!

anne mcgovern said...

What exciting work. Thanks Joanne!

Stephanie Clayton said...

extraordinary and energizing. i enjoy the liquid feel of the last painting.