Julia Morrisroe is a painter and associate professor at University of Florida. Looking at Painting began as a way to share my commitment to look and occasionally write about a wide variety of painting, contemporary and historical. In particular I'm looking at this as public commonplace book, a long term project to explore what I mean when I say 'thats a painting'.
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Mamma Andersson's exhibition "Behind the Curtain" at David Zwirner was my favorite show in Chelsea last week. To say her work is inspired by film is an understatement, it felt like I walked into a film studio or a film. The figures are either looming gigantic totems or little sprites that that cast enormous shadows. The works on canvas don't hold a candle to this installation. If there had been chairs on this movie set, I'd still be there.