PICTURE THIS: Primordial Delights by Gene Mann

Gene Mann at Andrew Edlin
Gene Mann at Andrew Edlin  
The work of Gene Mann
The work of Gene Mann

Ever since the discovery of the cave paintings at Lascaux that man’s first yearnings to express were manifested. AF came to the primordial figurative abstracts and mixed-media work of French-Swiss artist, Gene Mann, for her first solo in America opened last March 20th. The dynamic energy and forms that emerged from the work burst forth an exuberance rarely seen in the almost monochrome tone in some of the works. If color was in abundance, it breathed tribal and primitive. In some of the pieces that the elegance of pure abandon in the quadrant cannot be denied. As a matter of fact, there were quite delectable morsels of artistic acumen with the splotches of ink, gestural verve of a Pollock but also evoking the underlying scenes of the famed Elgin Greek Marble collection. In the frenetic strokes, you get something about the artist being in a delightful disposition to create. We’re just hungry art sseekerseekers and figuratively, we ate it all up and unabashedly with no shame.  A definite yum on the senses!

 

Gene Mann / On View: March 20 – April 26, 2014

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (11 am to 6 pm)

Andrew Edlin Gallery. 134 Tenth Avenue. NYC, NY 10011

 

Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

Photography by: Olya Turcihin

Artist Gene Mann
Artist Gene Mann
Welcome to Andrew Edlin Gallery
Welcome to Andrew Edlin Gallery
Perusing the art of Andrew Edlin
Perusing the art of Andrew Edlin
Art Night in Chelsea at Andrew Edlin Gallery
Art Night in Chelsea at Andrew Edlin Gallery
Perusing the work of Gene Mann at Andrew Edlin
Perusing the work of Gene Mann at Andrew Edlin
The work of Gene Mann at Andrew Edlin Gallery
The work of Gene Mann at Andrew Edlin Gallery

 

 

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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