Marcus Linnenbrink, There Were Songs Before There Was Radio, 2012, pigments and epoxy resin on wood
This is the last of the Viva Chelsea posts. Next week when I'm in Miami, A Connecticut Afternoon will post automatically. After that, and through the month of December, I'll be posting from and about Miami.
Here you see two shows: Marcus Linnenbrink at Ameringer|McEnery|Yohe, There Were Songs Before There Was Radio (September 6- October 6), and Matthew Langley at Blank Space Gallery, Atlas, October 11-November 27.
Marcus Linnenbrink's work is about the experience of color. Opaque or transparent, it is layered, scooped or dripped, inviting the retina to seek out variations while basking in the pleasure of pure chromatic vibration. The paintings are sized from human scale, which invites eye-to-eye viewing--especially those scooped out semi-orbs--to monumental, offering the altogether pleasant experience of being immersed in hue.
There Were Songs Before There Was Radio; and Last Known Surroundings, 2012, w
To the right of the long horizontal painting we glimpse Linnenbrink's painted hallway
Below: Looking down the hallway
In the window at the front of the gallery, an enormous sculptural vessel
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Installation view from the entrance to the gallery
View from the back of the gallery looking toward the front, with IUnventory in the center of the frame