Judy Pfaff at Bruno David Gallery.
Jill Downen: Hard Hat Optional at Bruno David Gallery, April 10-May 9, 2009. The gallery’s website shows has two pages, each showing different works in the exhibit. One for the front room, and one for the main gallery. I’m probably not going to get a chance to make it over to the STL to see the show. So, just judging from jpegs, it’s the Hybrida drawings in the front room that seem to me to be the most exciting. Like that unnerving, overly flesh-y minimalism. I’m just not sure if the works in the main gallery have that uncanny I-don’t-know-what. Check out her website to see if you agree.
Here are a couple of Hybrida.
Matta, Glimmer of Violence, 1958
from the permanent collection of the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum of Art at Washington University in St. Louis. And here’s Let’s Phosphoresce by Intellection II, ca. 1950 from the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City.
Zoom in on the KC Matta here.