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MINKIN & PIERMARINI, TWO MOFFETTEERS AT SIDESHOW

March 25, 2017

Tags: Marjorie Minkin, Bruce Piermarini

Marjorie Minkin, "Broken Promises" (2017). Acrylic on canvas, 62 x 46 inches. Courtesy Sideshow Gallery.
What will become of those painters assembled by the late, great Kenworth Moffett under the rubric “New New Painters”? One answer may be seen at Sideshow in Williamsburg, with "Marjorie Minkin & Bruce Piermarini, Pour: Rush Rest Release" (through April 2). Short form: both painters are former members of Moffett's group, and New Englanders who rely heavily on pouring, but one uses it to further explore the possibilities most praised by Moffett, while the other is engaged in what the French call reculer pour mieux sauter, which (loosely translated) means “falling back in order to get a running start and make a bigger jump ahead.” (more…)