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Lisa Beck: A Set of Glances, of Extended Duration, Perpetually

An essay by Bob Nickas, originally published in Lisa Beck's new monograph, The Middle of Everywhere / "The Four Corners of Abstract Painting (From sincerity to sarcasm, from formalism to expression)" may not be the first time that I encountered the work of Lisa Beck, but it's the first show that I clearly recall. Show More Summary

Quick study

A few interesting articles: a new acquisition at the Hirshhorn, Andrew Russeth's year in review, painters' palettes, last chance to see Barbara Rossi at the New Museum, artist-educators on teaching and learning, gallery moves from Chelsea...Show More Summary

Video round-up, in celebration of Ellsworth Kelly

Yesterday Ellsworth Kelly, a brilliant painter whose monochrome canvases changed the course of art history, died at his home in Spencertown, New York. He was 92 years old. A prolific painter, drawer, printmaker, and sculptor, Kelly was best known for his enormous shaped, multi-panel pieces that incorporated elements from the natural world. Show More Summary

Miracle on 24th Street: Allison Miller, Odili Donald Odita, Cary Smith

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / For all the fine work to be found in New York galleries, even in Chelsea it’s rare to encounter three distinct and extraordinarily fine painting exhibitions within a half-block span on a single side of a street. Show More Summary

Quick study

Today's links concern MFA dreams of superstardom and tenured teaching jobs, disappointing public spaces, under-recognized artists, great Brooklyn shows from 2015, a residency project at Matteawan, and Nancy Spector's move to the Brooklyn Museum. [Image at top:  Kerry James Marshall, Above the Line, Adjacent to the High Line at West 22nd Street. Show More Summary

Press release of the day: Giorgio Griffa at Casey Kaplan

In January Casey Kaplan is presenting work from the 1970s by painter Giorgio Griffa (b. Turin, 1936), an Italian painter known for his rigorous approach to conceptual painting. Here is an excerpt from the press release for the show: "In...Show More Summary

Becky Suss: The mid-century Modern aesthetic

When I participated in the Review Panel Philadelphia hosted by the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts and last month, one of the exhibitions we discussed was Becky Suss’s eponymously titled first museum solo show, a thought-provoking exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Show More Summary

Part 2: For Art Handlers in Miami, the endgame is de-installation

Contributed by Max Liebermann / The art handler’s endgame is de-installation, and getting there is something of a slog and rather far, in karmic terms, from the glamour often associated with Art Basel. Even some blue-chip galleries pay only $350 a day for set-up and $200 a day for take-down. Show More Summary

Final exam: Identify these unpublished images from the 2015 archive

Identify these twenty unedited, unpublished images (all taken in NYC and Brooklyn) including artist, exhibition or Open Studio event, and gallery (if there is one). The reader who identifies the most images correctly will get to choose an upcoming project or exhibition for a 2016 post. Show More Summary

Interview: Stephen Westfall in Industry City

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / On a rainy day in November I visited Stephen Westfall at his Brooklyn studio. Among my young painter friends he has a reputation for being open, generous, and extremely smart, but I was still a little nervous. Show More Summary

Part 1: An art handler's experience in Miami

Contributed by Max Liebermann / The sounds of installation at Art Miami include airplanes flying overhead, whirring impact drivers, drywall screws squeaking into the MDF (medium density fiberboard) walls, beeping electricians on scissor lifts, din, fans, and people talking. Show More Summary

Quick study

Miami round-up: Who wrote what about the fairs this week? According to Kathryn Tully at  Forbes: "With 267 galleries showing at Art Basel Miami Beach, and a record 18 satellite fairs taking place around the city, more art was offered...Show More Summary

Artist-run @ Satellite in Miami

Contributed by guest correspondent Sharon Louden / As this is my last post to contribute as a guest correspondent for Two Coats of Paint, I'll go out with a bang -- a lot of painting from various places! One of my assignments was toShow More Summary

Burri: On fire at the Guggenheim

A naively enthusiastic member of Mussolini's National Fascist Party as a young doctor, Alberto Burri (1915–1995) served as a medic in World War II, ending up in a POW camp in Texas, where he began drawing and painting. He returned to...Show More Summary

A selection from NO MAN'S LAND, Untitled, and ABMB

Contributed by guest correspondent Sharon Louden  / I love being a guest contributor! Blogging is a challenge, but having the opportunity to share images of the work that inspires me makes it worth the effort. As promised, today I am...Show More Summary

Sharon Louden: "Untitled -- the best fair in Miami Beach"

Contributed by guest correspondent Sharon Louden / Today, I ventured out to Untitled, a curated art fair which I believe is by far the best art fair of those in Miami Beach. Each year the quality of the work is high and the viewing, from the lighting to the selection of galleries and the work that they show, is the best. Show More Summary

Dustin London: Flawless perfection

In the digital age, groping around on the canvas searching for an image, is no longer fashionable. Paintings begin on the computer screen where shapes and colors can be created, combined, adjusted, and re-adjusted. The process of discovery...Show More Summary

Sharon Louden finds color and abstraction at Pulse and Art Basel Miami

To acclimate myself to the massive quantity of work at the art fairs in Miami Beach, I thought I would dip my toes in at the Pulse Art Fair. I have noticed a lot of color and abstraction, which permeate the fair. I was particularly drawn...Show More Summary

Fundraising incentive: The new cotton tote

I'm pleased to announce this week that we have raised $7,620.55 toward our $12,000 fundraising goal! THANK YOU to the 123 readers who have made generous contributions already. To those who have not yet contributed (please donate here),...Show More Summary

Artist in exile / Art as a home

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

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