Justin Beachler's 'Smut Compositions'
Masking vintage pornography, Justin Beachler utilizes a concept that may reference a Rothko-esque concept, but any similarity stops there. Blocking most of an already existing image breathes new life into the form by addressing taboos without overt referencing. It isn’t what is hidden from view, but what is now re-imagined. Using gesso and acrylic on these found images Baechlers’ compositions imparts a bawdy patina of glossy erotica...September 13, 2012