Our friend Mike Nemire is having a solo show at Galeria Janet, opening this Friday. I saw his MFA show at Pratt and it was pretty mind-blowing (literally, they make your head spin a little). I think his press release explains it well:
As abstractions dealing with subtle gradations of color and saturation, Mike Nemire’s painting is rooted in a Minimalist tradition exemplified by Gene Davis and Kenneth Noland. Yet, in the form and structure of these grids in his painting, Nemire also aptly references a contemporary shift in recording visual information marked by digital media, in particular photography. His paintings make visually palpable what can only be conceptualized—the idea of pixels, the common denominator for virtually recording a reality that bypasses the former process involving a hysical imprint of light on film.
The opening reception is from 7-9pm in Greenpoint, 205 Norman Ave. I’ll be there!