Buhmann on Art
BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | stephaniebuhmann.com | PANCHO WESTENDARP: THINGS THAT BARELY EXIST | Westendarp’s drawings, videos and installations seek to analyze relationships between time, space, memory and movement. He states, “Developing our own way of measuring time means creating our own notion of history and developing new rituals where time can be practical and playful.”
Through March 9, at Robert Henry Contemporary (56 Bogart St., Brooklyn, btw. Harrison Place & Grattan St.). Hours: Thurs.-Sun., 1-6pm. Visit roberthenrycontemporary.com or call 718-473-0819.
Wayne manipulates the medium of painting by approaching oil paint as a sculptural material. She often scrapes, folds, cuts and builds up her surfaces, creating works that take on three-dimensional textures. The tactile quality of her work evokes the experience of geology and natural phenomena. Her relationship to landscape is rooted in memory, especially in the light, colors and geography of the West. Based in midtown Manhattan, Wayne approaches her subject as an opportunity to depict visual manifestations of physical forces: compression, subduction and morphogenesis. These are not pictures of nature in the traditional sense, but lyrical contemplations of movement and instability.
Through March 22, at Jack Shainman (524 W. 24th St, btw. 10th & 11th Aves.). Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm. Call 212-645-1701 or visit jackshainman.com.