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Friday, May 19, 2006

Vibrant Nightmares

Judy Glantzman describes her paintings, which are on view at Betty Cuningham gallery, "as the inside of my head made visible." I wonder what type of nightmares she's been having. A lot of the works' imagery consists of crammed together heads, reminding me of the stacked skulls of victims who died under Pol Pot's reign of terror. The oil paint is layered on thick, and the images almost seem scratched out, similar to Giacometti's paintings. Glantzman's paintings, however, are full of vibrant, strong colors, livening up these nightmarish expressions.