Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"An Energetic Mess"

 So says one critic about the work of Cecily Brown,
 the British-born abstract expressionist.

 Her work is fleshy, corporeal, oily, 

 She works in the meatpacking district of Manhattan.

"I've always wanted to have a lot of different ways of 
saying something, maybe sometimes to the detriment 
of the paintings,' Brown says, 'so that you might have a 
veil of paint that suggests some very delicate skin, 
but then I'll want something very meaty and clogged next to it."

 An "informed smearing" she calls her work.

At the Gagosian Gallery (silent film)