This week’s Friday exhibition is a book: “Hassel Smith: Paintings 1937-1997.” It was edited by Petra Giloy-Hirtz and includes contributions from Allan Temko, Peter Selz, Susan Landauer, Paul J. Karlstrom and Robert C. Morgan. It was published by Prestel. Giloy-Hirtz discusses the book on this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast. Smith was among the painters who [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features J. Paul Getty Museum curator Christine Sciacca, whose “Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300-1350? is on view at the Getty through Feb. 10. It opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario on March 16. The exhibition argues for the existence of a link between [...]
Photo by Bruce Heavin My name is Chris Orwig, I’m a photographer, author, teacher and on the photography faculty at the Brooks Institute. Thanks for reading and let’s dive in! “A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It isContinue...
Craig and John discuss a new report that tallies spec script sales for 2012 -- with the reminder that selling a spec isn't necessarily the most important thing for new writers.
In the Los Angeles Times, Steve Appleford catches up Catherine Opie — and with the new direction in her work. The bit about the $150,000 portfolio Opie gave to MOCA and what happened next is nothing short of astonishing. Artinfo’s Ben Davis delivers on Wolfgang Laib’s installation at MoMA. This story by Raleigh, NC’s WRAL-TV will leave [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Francis Alÿs. An exhibition of paintings and Alÿs’s most recent film, REEL-UNREEL is on view at David Zwirner gallery in New York through February 9. The Alÿs film Guards (2005) is at the University of Michigan Museum of Art through March 31 and his long-running Fabiola project-cum-exhibition is now Museu [...]
Craig and John spend the entire episode discussing and dissecting RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, looking at both its structure and scene work.
Jason Groupp has been a photographer in New York for over 20 years and I am a big fan of his work, his style, and his teaching techniques. We have had Jason on the podcast...
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Wolfgang Laib, who is installing two major works in the U.S. Laib will debut Pollen from Hazelnut in the atrium at the Museum of Modern Art on January 23. At 18 by 21 feet, it will be the largest pollen field he has made. Then the Phillips [...]
With last week's news that home video stopped its free-fall and actually grew a little bit in 2012, John and Craig discuss whether studios might ease off on one-step deals and other development austerity measures.
In the Los Angeles Times, Suzanne Muchnic profiles Paul Schimmel. His final MOCA show, “Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-62,” closes today and travels next to the MCA Chicago. (Don’t miss Schimmel talking about “Destroy the Picture” on The Modern Art Notes Podcast.) I saved this for a week because I expected the New York [...]
This week we flash back to early 2009 with one of the most popular podcasts in the history of Camera Dojo. In this show Kerry and David talk with Carlos Baez about the recent controversy over the...
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Emmet Gowin and Frank Gohlke. Their photographs taken after the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens are on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art in the exhibition “American Vesuvius: The Aftermath of Mount Saint Helens by Frank Gohlke and Emmet Gowin.” The show opens Sunday and [...]
John and Craig return from the holidays to look at the WGA nominations, the perennially high costs of movies, scene headers and acceptable fonts for treatments.
Over on The Modern Art Notes Podcast I’m conducting a little mini-series about Richard Serra’s important and endangered earthwork Shift (1970-72). And the more I’ve thought about Shift, which is sited in King City, Ontario, the more I’ve found myself thinking about Serra’s under-appreciated Twain (at right), a delta-shaped sculpture in downtown Saint Louis. [More [...]
In the Chronicle of Higher Education, Laurie Fendrich makes plain the paradoxes surrounding Dave Hickey and his complaints about the art world. Doug Moore of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tells a wonderful, even inspiring story about how the Saint Louis Art Museum works with local schools to encourage students to use art to rethink race, beauty [...]
As we start off the new year we are taking a short break from recording podcasts and are going to replay some of the favorites from the past. In this episode, Kerry and David sit down...
Craig and John start the year with a look back at three very early episodes not currently on iTunes, discussing outlines, agents and the Good Boy Syndrome.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Sebastian Smee absolutely and smartly hammers the Museum of Fine Arts Boston for some weak exhibitions and for its monetization of its collection. (And hands out some plaudits too.) Kenneth Baker looks at the year in art in the Bay Area. For the NYT, Karen Rosenberg visits Ed Ruscha’s current Gagosian show in Chelsea. Robert Wilonsky [...]
I recently received a Lytro camera as a Christmas gift and have become rather impressed with the technology although the images are not quite professional grade images yet. (Read: My first impressions of the Lytro...