~BEN BERLOW . . RAWSON PROJECTS, BROOKLYN
talk about . . timing !!
things are just spinning along, and in such good harmony.
BEN BERLOW . . the young executor of the DAN ASHER estate, who posted that wonderfully evocative interview with Dan in BOMB MAGAZINE, has a show of his own work opening . . TODAY.
SAT APRIL 12, 2014 / 6-8 PM
‘BEN BERLOW – RECENT WORKS’
RAWSON PROJECTS – 223 FRANKLIN ST, BROOKLYN / btwn FREEMAN ST. & EAGLE ST.
HRS: SAT & SUN: 1-7 PM
SUBWAY: G at Greenpoint Ave / L at Bedford
quite beautiful, serene, yet concise. fluid, elemental. rhythm.
lots of . . rhyming !!
as in: colorfield rhyming, compositional dynamic. tension. gesture. definition, feeling.
interestingly, this piece by BEN BERLOW appears to be painted on ‘found’ paper, maybe a large brown paper grocery shopping bag ?
DAN ASHER and SIMON CERIGO both worked on found, easily available . . newspaper sheets, of actual media printed newspaper . . specifically, the New York Times.
this is a way more ‘durable’ selection.
though later on, Dan did turn to some very expensive artists’ papers, often in a colored tint, whereas Simon stuck with the newspaper format, as he was always interested in the background news – the story, and its accompanying image(s) . . which would then become a starting point for his work.
Dan was very internal in his work, whereas Simon was always looking outside for what was going on . . around him. Simon’s ‘newspaper’ pieces are somewhat fragile, but if you spray them with archival ‘PAPER SAVER’ – that does stabilize them, and they will not turn yellow or brittle over time.
the process does not affect the paper in anyway, except to deacidify it.