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Highlights from (e)merge: the gallery platform by New American Paintings

(e)merge kicked off with a preview and poolside party on Thursday evening. Featuring two platforms, one for galleries and the other for unrepresented artists, the fair occupies the first three floors of the Capitol Skyline Hotel as well as the lower level parking garage. I took a look around the gallery platform on Friday — just about 40 exhibitors — and will be checking out the artist platform on Saturday. My report on the galleries, with lots of images, after the jump.  – Matthew Smith, DC Contributor

Bathroom installation by Andy Moon Wilson, at Curator’s Office

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Precise Imprecision: Andy Moon Wilson on Simon Gouverneur by openstudiospress
January 20, 2011, 12:58 pm
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Andy Moon Wilson, Untitled, 2010 | Colored pencil on paper, 10 x 10 inches. Courtesy the artist and Curator’s Office, D.C.

Andy Moon Wilson, featured in edtion #45 of New American Paintings, owes a debt of gratitude to abstract symbolist painter Simon Gouverneur (1934-1990). That’s the idea behind Debt: Simon Gouverneur and Andy Moon Wilson, currently on view at Curator’s Office in Washington, DC. The show features works by Moon Wilson that, like Gouverneur’s paintings, allude to quantitative precision. Yet unlike Gouverneur, Moon Wilson is detached from the mystical symbolism that often characterized Gouverneur’s work. Nevertheless, the visual comparisons are exciting. I recently caught up with Moon Wilson to ask him about his current project and about the influence that Gouverneur has had on his work.  —Matthew Smith, DC contributor

(detail) Simon Gouverneur, Peyote II, 1985 | Egg tempera, graphite, and acrylic on canvas, 48in x 48in. Courtesy of the Estate of Simon Gouverneur and Curator’s Office, Washington, DC.

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