Antonia Gurkovska’s Trypophobia

Antonia Gurkovska just graduated from the MFA program at SAIC and already has already landed a solo exhibition in Chicago’s Kavi Gupta Gallery and is exhibiting in the Armory Show.¬†She favors surfaces that are stapled and dripped, sticky, slippery and oozing, emulating dripping orifices; but they somehow remain extremely neat,¬†hygienic, settling in even, grid-like formations. A variety of painting materials are layered thickly, then crudely sliced to reveal further layers beneath, so the paintings appear reductive rather than additive. Her bubble wrap pieces, neither sculpture nor painting, serve to both reiterate her aesthetic of ovular forms and invite a reversal of material reading, where the packaging product sheds its banal connotations and instead becomes a beautiful, bulging, golden grid.

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Claire Sherman’s Landscape Paintings

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Claire Sherman paints some of the juiciest landscape paintings around. These images really don’t do her work justice as the paintings have a rich texture and color to them that is hard to capture in reproductions. If you’re a fan of Tomory Dodge or Cecily Brown then make sure to visit Claire’s site or the Kavi Gupta Gallery site for more images.

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