Jackie Gendel at Bryan Miller


Jackie Gendel, Rosacea Dysgraphica, 2011 | Oil on canvas over panel, 16 x 12 inches. Courtesy Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston.

The paintings of Brooklyn-based, Houston native Jackie Gendel are weighted equally in a late 19th-century vernacular and an intense sense of looseness and figurative indifference. The works in her new exhibition for Houston's Bryan Miller, who recently changed his gallery name from CTRL to something more eponymous, feel strongly rooted in styles like German Expressionism without feeling overwhelming, as if using a Fauvist palette as simply a point of entry instead of subject matter. For all the tropes of "late style" painting found in each, Gendel's work doesn't take itself too seriously, as both her brushstrokes and the title of the show make clear. 

Fables in Slang, Gendel's current solo exhibition at Bryan Miller Gallery, is on view through July 2, 2011. More pics after the jump!

Jackie Gendel, Calloway, 2011 | Oil on canvas, 47 x 40 inches. Courtesy Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston.


Jackie Gendel, Chaty and Marthe in the Kitchen, 2011 | Oil on canvas, 19 x 27 inches. Courtesy Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston.



Jackie Gendel, You Changed, 2010 | Watercolor on paper, 10 3/4 x 9 inches. Courtesy Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston.



Jackie Gendel, Victoria Nile, 2011 | Oil on canvas over panel, 24 x 20 inches. Courtesy Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston.


Jackie Gendel, Known Knowns, 2010 | Gouache and watercolor on paper, 11.5 x 8.75 inches. Courtesy Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston.

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