David Harper previews the exhibition Surfaces, Supports: Tatiana Berg and Evan Nesbit at Storefront Bushwick, on view November 16 – December 23, 2012.
"Berg's work is fast, active, and smooth. She has described her work as being about an 'indulgent painterly lust.' For Berg, the space of the surface of a painting is 'performative' and her process an energetic jumping back and forth from canvas to canvas. On the other hand, Nesbit's process appears slower, with a strong relation to gravity. It feels organic, tactile, methodical, and philosophical. His distinctive method strives to subvert traditional picture making by painting the canvas the wrong way, pushing paint from the back towards the front."