Pushing Paint

Liz Durette

Through Jan. 4 at sophiajacob

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By Marisa Takal

Through Jan. 11 at Rock512Devil

You could be forgiven for thinking something like a miniature movement is afoot over on West Franklin Street. The three curators behind sophiajacob have been hosting high-quality shows in their space for over a year now, but when Rock512Devil opened a gallery/bookstore next door, it began to feel like something more definite was happening on the 500 block. Especially when both galleries hosted openings for shows of Expressionist-ish, quasi-naive oil paintings that border on, and perhaps play with, a sense of the amateur joy of pushing paint around on a canvas in such a way that it almost becomes conceptual. (And I have to say, I can’t wait to set these shows, and Adam Estes’ at Metro Gallery, against the big German Expressionism show that opens at the BMA later this month.)

Liz Durette’s show at sophiajacob is the first

Article source: http://citypaper.com/arts/visualart/pushing-paint-1.1608856

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