James Kalm in the run up to the 2020 election, is out scurrying around the Lower East Side in search of cultural manifestations. While pedaling across Henry Street, he spies a couple of new galleries he hasn’t noticed before and pulls out his camera. “Seven Paintings” is a small selection of works by Richard Tinkler at 56 Henry. This suite is a playful exploration of a basic compositional format. Tinkler starts with a central star form, and lets the pieces develop in their own diverse directions. Next door, Alexis Ralaivao presents a series of figurative paintings, some cropped to the point of abstraction, some straight portraits, in a feather naturalistic style that melds ultra-contemporary sitters with traditional art historic references. Finally, we snag Shari Mendelson with her debut show at the Tibor de Nagy gallery titled “Animals, Idols, and Us”. This is a group of sculptures fabricated from Mendelson’s trademark material, recycled plastic bottles. These pieces meld styles and periods recalling delicate ancient glass work or ceramic. A musical introduction is provided by “Guitar Andy”. This program was recorded October 25, and November 3, 2020. #jameskalmreport #jameskalmroughcut #lorenmunk
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