Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Easy Goer (for Rich)

The best piece of unsolicited advice that I've gotten in a long time came from my good friend, the artist Richard Garrison. After looking at all my Mr. PC's, Ghostzappers, and Mr. Hi-Hats, he suggested I spell something else. Sometimes the most obvious things are hardest to see.

Rich is a racing fan, too, so in honor of his insight I spelled the name of his favorite horse: the legendary Easy Goer.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Paintings I Like, pt. 80

From the top:
Bridget Riley, "Current," 1964. Acrylic on board, 58" x 59."
"Fission," 1963. Acrylic on board, 35" x 34."
"Blaze," 1962. Acrylic on board, 43" x 43."

"Ghosts in the Machine" was a typically forgettable exhibition by the New Museum, but the show begins (or ends, depending where you start) on a very high note with this group from Bridget Riley. It was especially nice to see the superlative "Current," which spends way too much time in storage.

It was interesting that a central curatorial theme in the "Ghosts" show was a call for the reevaluation of Op in light of the of the uncanny way it foreshadowed digital imagery. A lot of us noticed this a long time ago - but this isn't surprising, the big institutions are usually the last to the party. Better late than never!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Paulcorio.com Updated

Paulcorio.com has just been updated with paintings from the 2nd half of 2011 and the first half of 2012, click here to take a look.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Naughty New Yorker

Naughty New Yorker, 2012. Acrylic on panel, 12" x 9."

This painting will be hanging in "Permanent Collection" at Nancy Margolis Gallery, opening tonight. Stop by if you're in the neighborhood!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

"Permanent Collection" at Nancy Margolis, 7/12/12

I have a painting in a large summer group show opening tomorrow night at Nancy Margolis Gallery in Chelsea. Click here to read the press release and stop by if you can.

Also in Chelsea tomorrow - my friend Ken Weathersby has work in a group show at Mixed Greens called "Post Op." This looks like it's going to be really good, and I'll be stopping by there as well.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Tornados and Practical Baskets

The conspicuous lack of posts this week is attributable to the summer intensive course I teach in July - five days a week all day, it's kind of like temporarily having a real job. Yikes! But I didn't want to leave the Castle in a complete state of neglect until August, so I thought I would share one of the more creative Spam comments I've gotten. It's usually porn links, bootleg software and fake Gucci stuff, but sometimes people work in things like this:

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