Maya Gold – Wake

The latest series of oil paintings from Maya Gold are on display at the Mike Weiss Gallery. “Wake”, the artist’s first solo show in New York, runs through the beginning of 2010.

Maya Gold - Untitled - 2009
Maya Gold, Untitled, oil on canvas, 2009.

The works function on two distinctly different levels. From the proper initial viewing distance, the paintings take on a washy abstraction that nearly overwhelms the treasure that draws the viewer in for closer inspection.

Maya Gold - Untitled (detail) - 2009
Maya Gold, Untitled (detail), oil on canvas, 2009.

Gold’s isolated subjects encourage us to adopt the dreamy course of speculation that percolates with the lack of external stimuli. Although the compositions are quite simple, the thematic discourse runs a wide spread. Literally swooping in from a satellite perspective causes the beholder to examine details that hint at burdens ranging from protection to futility.

Maya Gold - Untitled (detail) - 2009
Maya Gold, Untitled (detail), oil on canvas, 2009.

Maya Gold
Wake
29 October 2008 – 9 January 2010
Mike Weiss Gallery
NYC



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Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.




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