Greg S. Flood

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Art Writing

January 27, 2015

 

J. John Priola's 'Nuture: Willow', 2014; archival pigment print (40.25 x 29.5 in.) (Courtesy of Gallery Paule Anglim)

 

 

J. John Priola is an accomplished photographer with numerous bodies of work under his belt. For his current show - 'Nurture' - at Gallery Paule Anglim, Priola has presented a body of work that is easily recognizable, but also leaves us feeling uneasy with the implications of its subject matter.

 

J. John Priola's 'Nuture: Grey Wall', 2014; archival pigment print (18 x 24.5 in.) (...

January 20, 2015

 

Pegan Brooke, 'Untitled (S-173)', 2014; oil on canvas (36 x 26 in.) (Courtesy of George Lawson Gallery)

 

 

Given the period of art production we find ourselves in, it is hardly surprising to find a show of abstract painting while wondering around the gallery scene in any city. Many of them are lackluster, uninspired, or otherwise simply derivative without the strength of their aesthetic forebearers. Too many of these paintings sit on the wall and, once glanced at, require no more attention or rec...

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