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This week on Art Uncovered artists Paul Brainard and Frank Webster talk about the show they've curated at Allegra LaViola Gallery: Die Like You Really Mean It. The show is on view through December 3rd, 2011.
This week on Art Uncovered: Brooklyn-based painter Jamie Powell. In her paintings Jamie takes advantage of everything her canvas has to offer, painting on both the front and back sides and then cutting into the canvases to expose colored strips of canvas that would usually be facing the wall. The results are playful abstractions inspired by the colors of cartoons and sugary children's breakfast cereals. Jamie has shown her work at FLUXspace in Philadelphia, the 92nd St Y in New York, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and Seton Hall Law School in Newark.
This week on the show I'm joined by Bushwick-based painter Rebecca Litt. Rebecca's paintings filter bits of autobiography and vignettes from everyday life into surreal scenes set on Brooklyn rooftops, in swimming pools and around vacant lots. Among these scenes Rebecca paints male and female characters who seem to externalize their inner frustrations and anxieties, sometimes hiding among large nests of bright orange construction netting or a wind blown mass of bubble wrap. Rebecca describes her work as a kind of fictionalized autobiography -- and i sat down with her in her studio in Bushwick to find out more.
This week on the show my guest is artist Doug Young. Doug has just begun a new body of work of paintings on glass using a technique called reverse painting, and three of these new works are on view now at Sugar Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn as part of a group show called Working Together. The images in the show depict strange and fantastical places including a vintage Disneyland Attraction, a lethal injection room and a view of the Death Star