Robert Sagerman, 51,499 (detail), 2009 Oil on Canvas April 30 – June 13, 2009 Thatcher Projects presents Robert Sagerman’s fourth solo exhibition which offers a notable development of his strikingly distinctive work. Sagerman’s painting, paradoxically, combines a visual opulence with a rigorous, even ascetic, approach to art-making. His meticulous process involves the application of thousands of “marks” of oil paint using dozens of colors that he mixes and applies in thick, textural layers. The […]
Joanne Mattera, Vicolo 35, 2008 Carved encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches October 5, 2008— January 31, 2009 The exhibition, curated by Mary Birmingham, includes Cecilia Biagini, Alana Bograd, Ivana Brenner, Omar Chacon, Carlos Estrada-Vega, Peter Fox, Vincent Hamel, Gregg Hill, Wil Jansen, Vadim Katznelson, Lori Kirkbridge, Kathleen Kucka, James Lecce, Markus Linnenbrink, Joanne Mattera, Carolanna Parlato, Paul Russo, Robert Sagerman, Louise P. Sloane, Leslie Wayne.
January 24 — March 1, 2008 The titles of Sagerman’s paintings derive from the number of applied daubs of paint that make up each work. His rigorous process involves the application of thousands of ‘marks’ of oil paint using dozens of colors he mixes and applies in thick, textural layers often resembling dense, three-dimensional materials like astroturf, mounds of confetti, candies, ribbon, textiles and so on. Sagerman laboriously builds the paintings mark by […]