Marissa Bluestone: Action Paintings

Marissa Bluestone’s recent body of so-called action paintings take an approach that is far more recreational than gladiatorial. Here, action refers not to the painter “himself” but to the subjects of the paintings — Bluestone and her friends playing games, dancing, smoking, and making art. In this series of action paintings, Bluestone cheekily revives the term and gives it a new utility in the service of portraying her queer community.