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31 minutes agoArts / Painting : Two Coats of Paint

Contributed by Mira Dayal / I've been having more conversations recently about "currents" in contemporary art practice--conversations that inevitably culminate in ruminations upon the requisite energy, accumulated travel miles, and resulting exhaustion from keeping up. Show More Summary

Studio visit: Hermine Ford’s order and disruption

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Hermine Ford’s Tribeca loft, which she and her husband, painter Robert Moscovitz, purchased decades ago, comprises their home and her studio. The space radiates art. Her father was abstract expressionist Jack Tworkov, and the living room’s centerpiece is a magisterial Tworkov painting. Show More Summary

Today: Giving thanks

John James Audubon, Wild Turkey, from Birds of America. (via Wikipedia Commons) ------Two Coats of Paint is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. To use content beyond the scope of this license, permission is required.

Patricia Highsmith and Yaddo

As many readers might recall, this past summer I spent July working in Saratoga Springs at Yaddo, a retreat for artists of all kinds, from painters and filmmakers to poets and composers. A letter arrived recently notifying me that I'd...Show More Summary

Big plans: The 2015 Miami fairs

HELL YES, the Miami art fairs are just around the corner! As usual, Art Basel Miami Beach--the biggest of the fairs, with 250 of the most affluent international galleries in attendance--will set up shop in the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 3-6. Show More Summary

2016 Michael Chesley Johnson Calendar Now Available

As you may recall, I recently asked you to vote on images for my 2016 calendar. Many of you did, and I thank you all. The 2016 Michael Chesley Johnson calendar is now complete! It contains many of the images that you voted for.You can...Show More Summary

Quick study

  Today's links concern an historic sculpture show in LA, Ellsworth Kelly in Dallas, adjunct advice, Italian painting heist, and a painting's troubled history. The NYTimes reports that Dallas Cowboys owners, Jerry Jones and his wife,...Show More Summary

Ben La Rocco's Saturnalia

In "Saturn's Gates," his first solo show at Slag in Bushwick, Ben La Rocco presents a new series of large-scale paintings on Masonite, most casually leaning against the walls, except for a large painted tarp that hangs loosely from the ceiling. Show More Summary

Gedi Sibony's backwards images in Greater New York

In "Greater New York" at MoMA PS1, Gedi Sibony, known for his early assemblages of carpet and drywall, is represented by nine framed pieces that were made in 2015, but borrow an idea from his previous work. Each piece, seemingly sourced...Show More Summary

I'm Making a Calendar and I Need Your Help!

40 paintings for the calendar! About this time of year, I like to put together my calendar in time for the holidays. It's always tough to decide what paintings to include. So this year, I'm asking for help from my collectors, students and friends.I've posted 40 images to my Google+ page. Show More Summary

A Little Outing, With Otters

Along the Verde River Now that I'm back in Arizona, I'm involved with my plein air painting group again. It's great to get out with a few people in a scenic spot, set up and then see what happens. Today, we went to a beautiful place along the Verde River. Show More Summary

Interview: Daniel Kingery in Hunt's Point

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / The four paintings I looked at in Daniel Kingery's Bronx studio were all medium sized, human scale. Paint application strategies vary across each canvas, but overall the surfaces have a stiff, solid sheen.  Kingery paints in layers, applying and completing each before beginning the next. Show More Summary

Quick study

Links today include a pick for the Miami fairs, a few news stories about art warehousing, a Ryman boys profile, text discovery on a Malevich, union busting n CT, and a post about "total service artists." 1. Painter and curator JulieShow More Summary

Invitation: Join me at the Review Panel in Philadelphia this week

On Wednesday, November 18 at 6 p.m., I'll be joining the The Review Panel Philadelphia, hosted by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in association with The discussions are free to attend and take place in the Hamilton Auditorium of PAFA's Historic Landmark Building. Show More Summary

EJ Hauser's metamorphosis at Regina Rex

Many of the  paintings in "Amphibian," EJ Hauser's first solo exhibition at Regina Rex, feature an image of a frog. Or perhaps I should say, an image of an image of an image of a frog. Hauser likes to take pictures and run them through...Show More Summary

Thinking about Paris: The life of Gustave Moreau

From the Gustave Moreau National Museum website: For Gustave Moreau (b. 1826), as for da Vinci and Poussin, artists he liked to refer to, painting was a cosa mentale. It does not seek to recreate on canvas an observation of nature but first and foremost addresses the spirit, and comes from the innermost depths of the artist. Show More Summary

Maillbox: Don Porcaro's shape of play

I get a slew of exhibition catalogs in the mail, so I've decided to feature some of the more interesting ones in a column called "Mailbox."  "Shape of Play: Sculpture by Don Porcaro," a  recent exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, features an essay from independent critic and curator Karen Wilkin, arrived this week. Show More Summary

Looking for a Few Good Students - Plein Air Painting in Sedona Workshops

Plein Air Painting Workshop in Sedona, Arizona, with Michael Chesley Johnson Throughout my blog, I talk a good deal about my Paint Sedona plein air painting workshops. If you're looking for a winter getaway and some good painting locations, you might consider taking one of my workshops. Show More Summary

Quick study: Divorce court, Heimo Zobernig, menstrual blood paintings, and Flora Crockett

All the links are about painting this week! According to NYPost: Husband removes art collection for the apartment while the wife is in Europe, puts the Basquiat up for auction stashes the rest in a Queens storage facility, then files for divorce. Read more. (Image via Art Market Monitor) Click for full story / links

Art and Film: Women with dogs

Two new films concern edgy women of the New York art scene. Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict builds a portrait of the visionary gallerist, proto-feminist, and renowned libertine as a social rebel and intuitive art savant around a series of taped interviews and an abundance of old footage. Show More Summary

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