The Beautiful Peculiarity of Leidy Churchman’s Paintings, on View at Bard's Hessel Museum
Crocodile, Leidy Churchman’s first U.S. survey, is currently on view at the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College through October 13.By Alex Jen
Curated by Lauren Cornell and including over 60 paintings of everything from the blue Maine coast to thickly laid abstractions to appropriations of other people’s art, Crocodile brims with a genuine curiosity and care. Churchman seems to be painting as a way to better comprehend his subjects; the canvases feel like dedications, striving to embody someone or something’s true nature. Many of the paintings feature animals, their expressions so coolly composed you can’t help but admire how well they seem to understand themselves.
Post Date: 10-08-2019