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February 24, 2009

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Construction Art

Wow. A real gem in 20x200 today:


Support and Lift by Sarah McKenzie. (Here’s more.) For some reason these paintings just seem really correct.

Question: I wanted to contrast these with some other images of urbanity… I’m thinking of those very Modern, jet-liner-sleek, super-dark, moody images of Gotham… monochrome, no people. From the 20s or 30s, I think. Does this ring a bell with anybody? What am I thinking of?

Posted February 24, 2009 at 1:55 | Comments (3) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted


The Walker had a beautiful Sarah McKenzie painting included in its "Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes" exhibit (although I can't find it right now on the site). Was that exhibit at the Walker when we went, Robin? It was an absolutely stunning image of a home under construction, with beams of wood and light set at impossible angles, creating impossible perspectives that seemed exactly true-to-life. If you looked carefully, you'd notice a perfect vertical rainbow set prominently in the foreground, but arranged so carefully it didn't draw the eye. I can't tell you how many times I went back to look at that painting. "Correct" is an apt word.

YES. I remember seeing it. Awesome.

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