Reviews & Essays
The 2009 Williamsburg Art & Historical Society Group Show: Part 1
On Sunday, March 15, 2-5 PM the Williamsburg Art & Historical Society hosts a panel discussion on a continually nagging problem: why, though women are prominent as art collectors, curators, museum directors and gallerists, are women so underrepresentedin public collections? Panelists addressing the situation include Dorian Bergen (ACA Galleries), Katherine Griefen (A.I.R. Gallery), Dena Muller (Art Table), art critic and writer Andrzel Lawn, artist Lili Bita, and some others. The WAH Center quotes a recent New York Magazine article, and the...View Full Review
Regina Granne: Shattered World and Related Works
The Boston Globe
Amy Cutler serves up magical illustrations, such as “Dinner Party”, that focus on the power of women; “Shattered World” is an example of Regina Granne’s quiet, thoughtful expression of antiwar feelings in paintings that are essentially still lifes; and Dmitri Davander deals in giddy contrasts of sunlight and shadow in his works, including “Cavendish, Vt.”...View Full Review
A Look at Grief and Mourning
The Boston Globe
Regina Granne is an artist of our times. You couldn’t ask for a more mixed blessing, as she takes as her subject the grief and horror we inflict upon one another. It’s not a new theme for her, but in her show at Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, the New York artist plumbs it with renewed compassion and bracing form...View Full Review
Inner Workings
City Beat
“Drawing is the life and soul of paintings,” wrote 16th-century artist and teacher Francisco Pacheco. For serious artists, drawing is the essential practice that keeps them honest while allowing them to reach beyond existing boundaries. Occasionally, artists agree to let us see their explorations on paper, as have the two artists in Perpetual Drawings: An Invitational Exhibition. The line drawings of Regina Granne and the weightier tonal works of David Leach offer contrasting approaches...View Full Review
The Ledger Series is a feast for eyes and mind
Walking into Regina Granne’s show at the Genovese/Sullivan Gallery is like stepping onto the second deck of Noah’s ark: winter vegetables and summer vegetables, spring fruit and autumn fruit, living flowers and dried flowers, all appear in pairs on 12-inch square panels of wood. Earlier and later, front and back, left side and right side: Granne’s conceit is to regard each work as a kind of ledger, as if two perspectives on a beet or a white eggplant or a petunia could be submitted to an accountant’s exactitude...View Full Review
Woman’s place is in her art
South End News
At first blush, Laura Shabott and Regina Granne appear to have little in common. Shabott’s work is spare and flat, her figures simply drawn and reminiscent of Picasso and Munch, and she luxuriates in her materials. Granne, on the other hand, is a realist; her paintings are precise narratives, and she places no emphasis on her paint, as Shabott does. While her work is highly formal, Granne doesn’t play fast and loose with form, but uses it as a hard guide for her narrative, as a poet would use the constraints of a sestina or a sonnet...View Full Review