The New and Improved – Jan Maarten Voskuil
Persimmon Life Studies

The New and Improved – Jan Maarten Voskuil

BH: Deceptively simple, singularly shaped and formed, canvases bloom from the wall each in a different color. Hung together they suggest a word, a string of them, arranged to convey the written form, though any attempt to decipher or push this further only adds umbrage. Instead, when the syntactic muscle relaxes, the color forms open to the … Continue reading

Persimmon Life Studies

Deep Black – Billy Gruner, Candida Alvarez, Brent Hallard

There is a punk painting by Billy Gruner and a couple of kiss paintings. One kiss is painted directly on to the wall, and is designed by this speaker, with the title taken from the onomatopoeia sound of mice nibbling, in Japanese “chu chu”. Another piece, formally a readymade–a black square table napkin–is later manipulated … Continue reading