I choose everything by Jutta Koether
“Jutta Koether combines the elements of painting — color, line, gesture, figuration, even text — into densely layered works that are both splendid to look at and inspiring to think about. Her fifth solo exhibition at Pat Hearn is titled “Songs of New York & Co.”, and has a soundtrack of atmospheric music composed by the artist, who plays organ with accompaniment by ex-Television maestro Tom Verlaine. The sound is at times creepy and at other times warming.
The works in the main gallery are covered with grids of happy faces. Simply rendered, these suggestive marks could easily represent the essence of subjectivity in modern society. So many people in close proximity, yet very much separated, very much uncertain. Some of the faces have even mutated extra Reviews, as if to better exist in the lattice of lines.”