Thursday, March 13, 2008

"And So On...": Amy Talluto and Josh Keyes

My "And So On..." picks are posted. For more information on Dan Halm's blog curatorial conceit, link here or read my earlier post.

I chose paintings by Amy Talluto and Josh Keyes. The two artists embrace very different aesthetic vocabularies, but their concerns are similar. Both are students of the contemporary cultural landscape; Keyes' illustrative images are allegorical, and function as a sort of coat of arms, alternately wry or melancholy (but always handsome), while Talluto's painterly pictures yearn to root the viewer in the landscape, either "pristine wilderness" - a will-o'-the-wisp if there ever was one - or that already marked by our kind.

Now Dan will ask Amy and Josh to choose two picks of their own. I'm curious to see who they each tag.

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