October Art Crawl
By Keane A. Pepper
Alright, I'm getting sick of writing this goddamned thing.
What's better, wishy-washy abstraction or watercolors? Heavy
Spaces at 65 Hope street pits Lucas Monaco and Mark Masyga's
studious abstraction versus Chris Doyle's really big watercolor
paintings in "Do you like Pain Pleasures?". Mark
Masyga's petite abstractions bear little resemblance to
anything remotely heavy. At best, they are pretty, detail
oriented color studies of shapes in space. That's that for
him, while Monaco's obsessive drawings of shapes actually
oscillate between abstract patterns and large, expansive
cityscapes. I've enjoyed his drawings in the past, and Masyga
seems like a smart pairing, but his canvases lack delicacy
and conceptual depth. ...