As secure as I feel around Realism, I’m increasingly drawn to more abstract pieces.  This summer I had the pleasure of meeting Katrina Traywick, a fellow Tennessean who now lives in Berkeley, California where she owns Traywick Contemporary Art + Projects.  Yesterday, I received the announcement of her upcoming show featuring the works of Amy Kaufman.  This is the kind of work that makes me long for huge expanses of white walls.  I picture myself sitting on a Mies van der Rohe chair, thumbing through a Taschen coffee table book.  There is a punchy orange rug on the floor.  I’ve got nowhere to be.

Embarrassing admission: I used to think when I looked at work like this, “I could do that!”