James Kalm is pedaling through the precincts of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Williamsburg and Bushwick in Brooklyn when he decides to whip up his trusty camera and record views of some of the exhibitions on display.
“Color Matters” at Galerie Richard, on Orchard Street, is a collection of pieces by abstract painters working in various modalities, but with color as a main element of their production. Featured in this presentation are: Koen Delaere, Dennis Hollingsworth, Kim Young-Hun, Jamie Martinez, Noriko Mizokawa, Carl Fudge and Joseph Nechvatal, and was curated by Saul Ostrow
Rolling across the Williamsburg Bridge, we make a brief detour in Greenpoint, and peruse one of the areas last “Micro Galleries” Auxiliary Projects. Sarada Rauch has a poetic bent and is showing miniature landscape sculptures that parody roadside billboards. Also included are a series of videos with text and music.
From there, we continue this Sunday’s sojourn to CLEARING and accomplish an examination of Sebastian Black’s “Self-Portrait as a Good Boy”. With about thirty-five paintings all 18 x 24 inches we can compare and analyze these works in relation to each other and see how Black has approached and extrapolated his simple compositional and coloristic means to create this series of works. Also presented are hand bound portfolios with fantastic watercolor views of massive bank buildings commissioned by the artists, and accompanied with banking slips. This program was recorded October 28, 2018.