Sarah Walker & Jason Karolak

Sarah Walker, Continental Drift, 2010, 36 x 38 inches, acrylic on panel (courtes
Sarah Walker, Continental Drift, 2010, 36 x 38 inches, acrylic on panel (courtesy of the artist and Artifact)

Joanne Mattera blogs about two exhibitions on the Lower East Side: Jason Karolak at McKenzie Fine Art (on view through March 17) and the recent show Sarah Walker: Drift at Artifact.

Mattera writes that "Karolak pulls you into his visual webs, cubicular orgies of analogous color that suggest the containments of architecture or conversely, mathematical depictions of cosmic phenomena in the vastness of the universe." Considering Walker's paintings, Mattera expresses admiration for "the way space and pattern collide, for her layering of the geometric with the organic, and her splendid sense of color."