this painting is stuck in my head

14Dec09

I saw this painting by Cat Balco the other day and it stuck in my head.  It’s magical and rare for a pared down gestural abstraction to hold weight against masters like, say, Robert Motherwell.  I don’t know the name of this piece, but I love the way it’s full of centered energy, bordering on figurative or symbolic without being too heavily figurative or symbolic.  It also reminds me of the full body gasps of painters like Arnulf Rainer.  Bet it would be nice to see it full size.

{Arnulf Rainer Untitled (Body Language)  circa 1973, Tate Collection}

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One Response to “this painting is stuck in my head”

  1. 1 cris

    her work is rich. Thanks for bringing her to my attention!


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