Tara McPherson "Wandering Luminations" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYCJuxtapoz // Monday, 21 Oct 2013
This past Saturday night in NYC, we headed over to Jonathan LeVine Gallery to check out the openings of Tara McPherson, Adam Wallacavage, and Japanese painter Masakatsu Sashie. First, we look at the new paintings of Tara McPherson, entitled Wandering Luminations, displayed brilliantly with subtle wall paintings and black backdrops.
It's always impressive to see McPherson's work in person, because she has made such a major impact in poster art over her career, that seeing these characters come to life on wood and linen is an impressive experience. The way her painting illuminate against the black walls gave off a glow across the gallery space, and the centerpiece painting, titled with the exhibitions namesake, took over the entire gallery with dripping installation, "surrounded by numerous glowworm strands—silken threads which hang from cave ceilings, dripping with beads of sticky glowing liquid to entice and trap the insects’ prey."
Through November 16, 2013
Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC