••• ART

The 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. ...