Elliott Zooey Martin

  • Robyn O’Neil, The Paradise Fields (River), 2022, graphite on canvas, 37 7/8 x 26 1/4". From the series “The Paradise Fields,” 2021–.
    picks September 30, 2022

    Robyn O’Neil

    Prompted by our collective experience of pandemic-induced fear, anxiety, and uncertainty, Robyn O’Neil decided to revisit the most torturous period of her life—the three years she spent making the fourteen-foot-long drawing HELL, 2011. More than a decade after its completion, the artist looks back at this seminal and incredibly dark piece from a place of lightness and repose in “HELL and the Paradisal,” her solo exhibition here, which also features her new ongoing series, “The Paradise Fields” 2021–, and other related works.

    O’Neil’s monstrous triptych anchors an entire gallery and functions as

  • Nicole Phungrasamee Fein, 1080512, 2012, watercolor on paper, 14 x 14”.
    picks October 27, 2012

    Nicole Phungrasamee Fein

    Departing from her previous neutral and ocherous palette, Nicole Phungrasamee Fein introduces shocks of vibrant color in “Forgotten,” one of the artist’s two solo exhibitions this fall (the other is at Philadelphia’s Gallery Joe). While the atmospheric and monochromatic watercolors on view here range from pink to phosphorescent green, Fein’s process is still as resolute as ever: Each work is the product of a single sitting and the artist’s absolute concentration on her lines. In 1080512, 2012, Fein lays down a series of—adjacent but never overlapping—horizontal powder-blue bands with a one-inch-wide