Motion Picture (Times Square), 1987
Untitled (Boxing Ring), 1981
Oil paintstick on paper, 22 1/8 x 30 1/8 inches
Since FREDDY Gallery’s theatrical unveiling in June, I’ve been grappling back and forth with my feelings on its approach to the space previously occupied by sophiajacob gallery. I want to open up some sort of forum on the role of this gallery in Baltimore’s arts scene while I am malleable on the subject. My strong feelings stem mostly from the initial exposition press release, in which the gallery’s management defined the curatorial team as an anonymous body that play acted behind the character Freddy (named from the Nightmare on Elm Street film series’ serial dream killer, Freddy Krueger).
great addition from living-well that kind of sums it all up: “Any meaningful criticism that can be leveled at joshua abelow is sorely needed; he’s like critical Teflon… Nothing sticks to him.”
[oil on canvas; 140 x 190 cm, 55 x 74 ins]
[don’t know why it’s pissing(?), but this painting kind of rules]