Daniel Levine, "The Way Around" (Churner and Churner) | Daily Dose

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Daniel Levine, "The Way Around" (Churner and Churner)

Posted By on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Evergreen by Daniel Levine
  • "Evergreen" by Daniel Levine
My friend Mike Topp and I walked into the Churner and Churner Gallery to find two rooms full of white paintings. Behind a desk near the door sat a young bald man — a visual pun — as if he had been required to shave his head for this show.

Mike and I walked through the rooms, looking at the numerous blank canvases. (There are 19.) All are evenly painted, with no quirks (unlike the works of Robert Ryman, where you often see canvas underneath, and brushstrokes). "I like this one best," I said, pointing to a small bright one called "Evergreen." (The paintings vary in brightness.) I was joking, but as I inspected the work, I realized it was true. Some whites are more transcendent than others, more like pure light. Apparently I prefer light to white. (It's funny the gallery is named Churner and Churner, as if these are paintings of well-churned milk.)

  • Pin It
  • Email
  • Favorite

Tags: , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Saugerties Writer's Club @ Saugerties Public Library

Saugerties Writer's Club

Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. — Do you like to write? Have you ever thought of writing? Join...

6th Annual Summer Hoot

Fri., Aug. 24, Sat., Aug. 25 and Sun., Aug. 26 — A 3-day music festival at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY (20...
Huichica Hudson Music Festival @ Chaseholm Farm

Huichica Hudson Music Festival

Fri., Aug. 24, 3 p.m., Sat., Aug. 25, 3 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 26, 3 p.m. — The Huichica Music Festival returns to the Hudson Valley this summer for...
Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018 @ Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018

June 16-Nov. 11 — The works in the exhibition recognize the universal human desire to experience...
Putnam County Wine & Food Fest @ Patterson Fire Department

Putnam County Wine & Food Fest

Aug. 25-26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Enjoy the best wine and spirits New York has to offer, plus...

View all of today's events

Latest in Daily Dose

Top Commenters

Current Issue

August 1-31, 2018
Issue Cover