Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Gina Magid

Gina's paintings on satin and wood are iconic but mysterious, like talismans. There are decorative, painstaking moments in these(which i love) where the drawing is more obsessive, the glittering sand glued on - perfectly in the lines. At the same time her paintings are completely direct and can be primitive-seeming, pared down too. They mine a line - forceful elegance, known but not known - searching for just the right spot, just the right juncture, not fussy, but open like a dark, starry night. unconsciousness. There is a space for feeling around in her work. I am always struck again and again by Gina's ability to conjure the magic, her choices of subject matter, material, and how much something is described. poetic.

Owl with Two Hands, 2005

BMX Rider, 2006

Gina's show, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, opens this Saturday night (5:30-7:30) at Feature and runs through May 13th.

Update: Gina has a website - just about done, ginamagid.com !


bb said...

Looks like another rich Yale-bitch to me. I heard that she SLEPT with Tom Friedman to get her show - it's pathetic. And I mean, she obviously can't draw. She's definitely no Tintoretto... She has some pretty hot outfits though.

AlsoArthur said...

bb, don't hate tha playah, hate tha game!

...see you at the shizow!

fairy butler said...

god bb, you are such a dirty mongoose.

postmoderndebunker said...

BB: Why you so mean? You sound like Snake. And couldn't she have picked someone better to sleep with?

These look great. I will definitely have to catch the show.

bb said...

That was my 'anonymous' painternyc example comment. I'll see you at the show for beer and cookies!!!

krixfort said...


Dying today. I am turning into a mole person. I went outside and it was squinty bright. I don't know what I am doing today. Too much new stuff. Please send in the reinforcements.

fairy butler said...

krix, my beige has no email, the peoples are all scrambled. i have to meet a person called larison by myself after work at the house about a fence. i am nervous that i will be stuffed in a sack and drownded in the east river. leaving soon for fun meeting with mystery contractor. ugh.

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the no email thing causes the panics.

if you do not blog tomorrow I will send out the search teams.

Corny said...

Hahah bb thats funny, you had me going...
This stuff looks great, she's a damn good drawer.

sock drawer said...

I like to draw socks. Only socks.

hammy said...

looking good! I'm looking forward to the show.

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