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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Saatchi Gallery's summer exhibition "Known Unknowns" focused on women figurative painters. It was an uneven selection of work in a very deep field. One of the highlights was Mona Osman whose figurative mashups reminded me of Adrian Ghenie making a hundred of quotations from past paintings. Nolde, Chagall, Beckman, Kirchner with a little Basquiat and Schutz. The paintings don't all work but there's something interesting going on none the less.