Colin Edgington

  • Alec Soth, Tim and Vanessa’s. Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, 2019, pigment print, 52 × 65".
    picks February 04, 2022

    Alec Soth

    Photographer Alec Soth’s exhibition here, “A Pound of Pictures,” reflects more than the artist’s desire to harness experience through perception: He wants to grasp it in his hand. Matter, according to philosopher Henri Bergson, comprises “an aggregate of ‘images’,” which themselves lie between the thing itself and its representation. Throughout this show we see depictions of icons (Buddha, Abraham Lincoln); indexes (water vapor billowing into the sky); photographs of photographs; and reflections of landscapes, still lifes, and portraits—all recurrences of matter that pile up as one wanders

  • Angela Dufresne, Golden Showers of Love Painting, 2019, oil on canvas, 9 x 12'.
    picks March 03, 2021

    Angela Dufresne

    Angela Dufresne’s solo exhibition “Long and Short Shots” is a vision of a soft but salacious utopia full of unabashed living and endless love. Her flamboyant canvases are amalgams of various historical styles—Italian Futurism, Neue Sachlichkeit, and Abstract Expressionism, among others—that culminate in both large, complicated tableaux vivants and close-cropped portraits, mostly intimate in scale. Dufresne renders her figures as luscious, liquescent beings who virtually meld into one another and the spaces that they inhabit through palimpsest-like compositions shaped by sinuous lines and