By NOAH BECKER, March, 2018
Kim Dingle at Sperone Westwater is really worth seeing - I went to their sprawling location on the Bowery in New York City a few days ago and saw the show. It's ending on Saturday March 3rd, so run over there and take a look.
Dingle's grisaille paintings of children are painted on a hazy plastic material and that reminds me of Canadian artist Glenn Howarth, my late painting teacher who also used these materials. Glenn went through a phase of painting on plastic and the result is the ghostly interaction of the paint on the surface.
I spent several years studying this technique under Howarth along with my former classmate Trevor Guthrie who recently had a solo show at Gian Enzo Sperone's gallery in Sent, Switzerland. It's a small world, as usual in the art world. In the meantime we can look at art and Kim Dingle is a pleasure to see. WM
Noah Becker shows his paintings internationally. A visual artist, saxophonist and the publisher and founding editor of Whitehot Magazine, Becker has also written freelance articles for many other major magazines. Becker's writing has appeared in The Guardian, VICE, Garage, Art in America, Interview Magazine, Canadian Art and the Huffington Post. He has also written texts for major artist monographs published by Rizzoli and Hatje Cantz. Becker directed the New York art documentary New York is Now (2010) viewable on Youtube.
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