Filed under: New York, Review | Tags: Anthony Palocci Jr., Dave Miko, Eleven Rivington, Tom Thayer
Tom Thayer and Dave Miko have paired up to create a series of video installations at Eleven Rivington’s exhibition space at 195 Chrystie St (the exhibition was on view through March 17th). Tom Thayer’s animations and assemblages were included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, they are a kind of dark atmospheric storytelling pulling from the language of puppetry and theatre. Dave Miko’s work is a more straight forward painting process, at times including the use of hand written text with oil on aluminum and recently, installations of wall sized drip and spray paint paintings. Miko was included in the Greater New York show at MoMA PS1 in 2010. The two have come together for what they call, “Baseless Legion of Architects Rent Asunder,” a poetic title and an interesting marriage of two artists. Each piece in the show consists of a projection on an aluminum sheet hung a few inches off of the gallery floor. It looks as if they have worked simultaneously at their collaboration, with Thayer’s projections and Miko’s paint meeting up and complimenting each other in different segments. - Anthony Palocci Jr, New England Contributor
Miko & Thayer | The Tender Color of the Raspberry Darkens, Slowly Obscured by the Pale Mold, 2013, 4:30 loop; Acrylic on aluminum with video projection, 80 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artists and Eleven Rivington
Filed under: Art World | Tags: Analia Saban, Andrew Masullo, Anna Betbeze, Dave Miko, Dona Nelson, Echo Eggebrecht, Forest Bess, Gabriel Hartley, John McAllister, Jonas Wood, Matthias Dornfeld, Steve Roden
2011 was a strong year for the ever-resilient medium of painting as artists continued to push the idea of just what a painting can be in terms of materials, scale and subject. I expect that 2012 will be no different. Over the past twelve months I visited hundreds of gallery exhibitions and did dozens of studio visits. Because of New American Paintings, I was also privileged to review the work of the more than 5,000 artists who applied to our competitions in 2011. In short, I looked at a lot of painting, and still, I regularly came across artists whose work took me somewhere completely new. - View the complete list of our 12 to watch in 2012 after the jump!