"While Art Basel was taking over Miami, "Abstract Tapestry", an exploration of contemporary paintings, opened at the magnificent WAH Center packing the large historic venue with art lovers who braved the winter chills for a Brooklyn celebration of art and paintings. Three of the artists flew back from Miami just in time to join the revelry.
Curator Eniko Imre has created an intriguing web of works, by beginning with three artists and inviting them to select others – whose work they found relevant and thought provoking. Although the exhibition focuses on abstract with traditional materials, the outcome is very eclectic and nuanced, creating a rare occasion to observe the diverse state of abstract painting techniques today and helps trace the lines of influence from early abstract experiments through pop-art into our digital age.
There will be a panel discussion with a few of the exhibiting artists and moderator Tom McGlynn (Friday, December 13th at 7pm). They will discuss techniques, themes and the current state of abstract. How does an artist deal with the constant anxiety of influence? How do they overcome the preoccupation of branding and marketing demands?