This is to invite, not to describe.  The paint alone describes its movements, its presence, its qualities.  The canvases, stretched, allow for this.  This is what happened: decisions, chances, accidents, denials, acceptances, responses, and over and over again. Only onto and across these surfaces, yet seemingly in and out and off of them.  Framed by the paintings, these movements are held.  If spaces can be defined by their capacities for certain movements within, then Judith Geichman’s new paintings appear to suggest spaces in states of constant redefinition brought on by shifting layers of paint being scraped, raked, combed and pulled across grounds by a series of unconventional implements.  Extracted moments from an unsettled fluidity, like a single frame of film from a 30 second long, animated dance sequence.  We look to the edges for clues of what came before and what is yet to come.  Perhaps we can find these moments as we ourselves transition from one painting to the next.  Physically traversing those spaces as they become defined by imagined movements of paint; marks expand, they recede, they come into being, and then move along, making and unmaking themselves until we stop again.


Judith Geichman (b.1944), lives and works in Chicago. She attended Ohio State University, and received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Geichman’s work has been exhibited at The Spertus Museum, Chicago; Illinois State Museum, State of Illinois Gallery; Struve Gallery, Chicago; Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York City; Rockford Art Museum; Chicago Cultural Center; Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago; Alfedena Gallery, Chicago; National Academy Museum, New York: Julius Caesar, Chicago; Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago. She is a recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and the Margaret Kelmek Phillips Grant. Residencies include, Gilfelag Residency, Akureyri, Iceland; Visiting Artist, The American Academy in Rome.

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Blue and Black, 2015, acrylic, enamel on canvas, 12 x 12 inches




Black and White I, 2015, acrylic, enamel on canvas, 60 x 60 inches




Black and White II, 2015, acrylic, enamel on canvas, 60 x 60 inches




Gold and Orange, 2015, acrylic, enamel on canvas, 22 x 22 inches




Gold and Black, 2015, acrylic, enamel on canvas, 22 x 22 inches




Silver and Orange, 2015, acrylic, enamel on canvas, 22 x 22 inches




Gold and Coral, 2015, acrylic, enamel on canvas, 22 x 22 inches