Etty Yaniv reviews the exhibition Painting Impossible at Life on Mars, Bushwick. The show features works by Todd Bienvenu, Katherine Bradford, Jim Herbert, Arnold Mesches, and Karen Schwartz.
Yaniv writes "Despite the wide diversity in their work, all five artists integrate figure and gesture with abstraction to generate a charged narrative, draw on the way they experience life, and, most importantly, share a fearless approach to process and material. While their work can include irony or humor, [gallery owner Michael] David emphasizes that 'there is absolutely nothing ironic or casual about their immersion in the act of painting.' "