Wednesday, October 20, 2010

nicholas pol at old dairy

slow burning next big thing: nicholas pol at old dairy presented by vladimir restoin roitfled. shar was interested in the proximity of the space to her current office (miss me some fltgc) and the fact that it was an old dairy. heck, i was won over by the fact that model turned art dealer vlad was the talk of london town over the frieze art fair week. his show sold out on opening night. i am not sure i'm entirely a fan of pol's works, but i must say it grew on me a bit. my first impression was "what kind of pretentious painting is this". the scale of the paintings in the the cavernous old dairy almost made it too up close and personal for me. (i was the only one there aside from a gallery assistant.)

i do think having the takeaway catalog helped. somehow it translated a bit better. reminded me a little of a cross between jackson pollack and rosson crow's chaotic compositions.

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