OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 6-8 PM
James Cohan is pleased to present the gallery’s first solo exhibition of new paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Amy Feldman. The exhibition will be on view at James Cohan’s Lower East Side location from April 27 through June 4, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 27 from 6-8 PM.
Amy Feldman generates her grey-on-grey paintings at the electrifying junction of the gesturally performative and the humorous. These works are often massive in scale and embrace the strange, pulsing forms that captivate Feldman. As Feldman freely – even eagerly – admits, these paintings and her practice as a whole are intentionally risky.
Feldman’s paintings are the product of a fundamental duality between preparation and execution as she translates her initial drawings into exuberant forms. What appears as casual is carefully intentioned, yet the application of the paint itself is the work of an instant, creating paintings that are tenaciously rooted in the present moment. Each canvas is like a live performance, presenting a lasting index of Feldman’s movements and looping in perpetuity wherever the work is on view. For Feldman, the strength of her work lies in its immediacy and the vitality of her forms. The contemporary world foists an endless saturation of images and information upon us but Feldman’s works force the viewer to grapple in real-time with the image she presents.