If you happen to be in New York over the next few days, stop by Dodge gallery to see work by Jason Middlebrook, an artist headed to Duke this spring.
Artforum gave the show a very nice nod among current “critic’s picks”:
“Shimmering artifice embraces natural wonder in Jason Middlebrook ‘s new wooden-plank paintings, inscribing nature with the abstract patterns it inspires, in an act of closeness akin to tracing, gilding, gifting.”
Read more of Chinnie Ding’s review.
Jason’s work will be part of “Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy,” opening February. 18, 2012. Visitors and members of the Duke community will have several opportunities to meet him:
Week of February 27, 2012
Artist Residencies: Kristi Lippire and Jason Middlebrook
During weeklong residencies, the artists will meet visitors and work with Duke faculty and students. Made possible by a Visiting Artist Grant from the Council for the Arts, Office of the Provost, Duke University.
Thursday, March 1
First Thursday: Artists Conversation
Meet Kristi Lippire and Jason Middlebrook, who will talk about “Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art.”
IMAGE: Jason Middlebrook, “The Green and White Warbler,” 2008. Acrylic on wood, steel, cast concrete plastic bottles 64 1/4 x 44 x 17 7/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. Photo: Hermann Feldhaus.