return to fltgc: kehindle wiley's black light at deitch and davis rhodes's untitled '09 at team gallery. shar was excited for wiley's latest exhibit. i was first introduced to him last fall when i saw his show, down, at the wooster space. this was a new look at his works as photography versus the photorealistic painting we have come to signify with wiley's style. jac likes the one to the right because of the expression of the subjects face. kinda like a deer in headlights, no?
davis rhodes creates "paintings" that are spray painted on vinyl and staples them up for display. this installation method creates a sculptural form. his concept challenges the way we view painting. some might see the works as vinyl canvases simply broken through. art with little pretense and thought, but there is craft in simplicity even though it doesn't always seem that way. check it out and you be the judge. it's up until october 3.