Judy Rey Wasserman, UnGraven Image, Contemporary Art theory, art manifesto, limited edition prints, religious art, Word Art, science based art, Art blog, Hebrew letter art, contemporary religious art, Bible art, Jewish art, Christian art, Genesis art, Genesis paintings, Jewish giclees, Bible prints, Christian prints, Bible art, religious art, spiritual art, bible based art, new religious art movement, contemporary religious art movement, contemporary religious art, modern Christian art, modern religious art, modern Jewish art, Hebrew letter art, art of the Hebrew letters, painting Bible words, painting Bible letters, Kabbalah art, Biblical based art, UnGraven Image home, spiritual art, Wasserman art, Graven Image, Bible based art, Bible word art, blessing art, Hebrew letter art, UnGraven Image Art, religious art, new art movement, Paintings of Judy Rey Wasserman, Art of UnGraven Image, Judy Rey Wasserman, Bible Art, Religious Art, Contemporary art, new art movement, Judeo-Christian Art, Christian Art, Jewish Art, Torah art, UnGraven Image Art, Paintings of Judy Rey Wasserman, Art of Hebrew Letters, Kabbalah Art, Sunrise Sunset images, Sunset Sunrise art, Original Paintings and giclees
Home New Religious Art Painting Series Store Artist Info Articles Blog Events

Contact Me!

25th May 2010

Ghada Amer: Color Misbehavior at Cheim & Read

There is a bang up of a show, Ghada Amer:Color Misbehavior on now until June 19 2010, at Cheim & Read.

Ghada Amir’s trademark “paint” of colorful embroidery thread – a traditional feminine material – juxtaposes with her exploration of female sexuality.

Amir’s use of the tread is painterly, threads dangle like paint drops, there are excess threads, and even what can seem as tangles. The threads emulate brushstrokes and if one steps back and disengages from the significance of the imagery, her “strokes” are recall the drips and gestures of Pollock and Twombly.

Personally, as an artist whose focus in on the stroke, Ghanda Amer’s strokes are beguiling and unique .  [See: Manifesto of Post Conceptual Ungraven Image Art theory—A Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in Its Strokes ”]

One of the show stoppers and a favorite of ours is major works in this show is The Black Bang 2010. “Waves of color shooting out from a black background, sensual and explosive,” said David Wasserman Robles, who went to the well attended gallery opening.

The Black Bang, 2010, Acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas, 72 x 64 inches

Like Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, Amir’s work is sensuous, feminist and celebrates female sexuality. Amir blazes her own path in this terrain by her use of medium and overlapping of strokes and images. This overlapping of imagery, especially appeals to me as it steps into Post Conceptual concepts.

Color Misbehavior, 2009, Embroidery and gel medium on canvas 70 x 59 inches

Ghada Amir often repeats her scene, brings a wallpaper pattern like resemblance to a work, so that a clearly handmade piece refers to mass production or the prim and proper pattern work of embroidery samplers – but Amir’s embroidery has busted out of its corset.

The Lollipop, 2009, Embroidery and gel medium on canvas on canvas, 50 x 60 inches

Ghada Amir’s work overturns pornography, making sex, from a female view, sensual, erotic but somehow cozy, intimate and playful, appealing beyond the feminism. David W. Robles said, “The show is sexual and dynamic, but it’s also really fun and vibrant.”

Cheim & Read is located at 547 West 25th Street New York , NY 10001 . They are open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm.

David W. Robles contributed to this blog. Many thanks to John Cheim and the gallery for the images and permission to use them.

* * *
Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art. Download a free copy click: Manifesto of Post Conceptual Art– A Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in its Stroke.
Check out the limited and open edition prints in the estore.
Follow her on Twitter at @judyrey .]

One Response to “Ghada Amer: Color Misbehavior at Cheim & Read”

  1. Parenting Apa Paper | Honest Parenting Says:

    […] Ghada Amer: Color Misbehavior at Cheim & Read | Art & Inspiration Blog […]

Leave a Reply