Jennifer Moses “Portrait 11″, 2013, oil on canvas, 12″x9”
Crosscurrents in Contemporary Abstraction gives us work by 7 painters working (mostly) nonrepresentationally-ish. The work on view makes the point that there is a vast range of approach contemporary painters are finding in the form, but there’s no attempt to form any exhaustive survey of contemporary trends. In other words, risky without over-reaching. Crosscurrents is on view at the Metcalf Gallery at Taylor University in Upland, IN until February 7th. 50 points to anyone who comes up with a catchy shorthand name for the exhibit. (CrossContAbs? sounds like a fitness video on late night TV…Somebody help me here.) Full disclosure: I wrote the catalog essay for the exhibit. Maybe I should look into seeing if I can post a portion of it online here.
More images after the cut.
Katherine Bradford, “Liner Green”, oil on canvas, 21″x24″
Hannah Barnes, “Meadow”, 2012, watercolor, 32″x40″
Linnea Spransy, “Ignition”, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 60.25″x28.25″
Corey Antis, “Untitled (Deathmask)”, 2012, acrylic, flash, casein on panel, 16″x18″
Dan Sutherland, “Red Dragon”, 2010, oil on canvas, 20″x26″
Jill Nathanson, “Wayside”, 2009, acrylic on paper, 32″x32″