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Blog Profile / Two Coats of Paint


URL :http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/
Filed Under:Arts / Painting
Posts on Regator:741
Posts / Week:3.7
Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Rebecca Morgan: Country girl

After earning an MFA at Pratt, unlike many new grads who set up studios in Brooklyn, Rebecca Morgan returned to central Pennsylvania to paint. Back in Appalachia, where drawing skill and porcelaine figurines are especially cherished,...Show More Summary

Leslie Wayne: Wiped out

In the last few years, much has been made of hybrid paintings that re-purpose canvas and stretcher bars to create sculptural objects. In her solo at Jack Shainman, Leslie Wayne takes a brilliant tangent, presenting small-scale objects made from oil-paint skins that she folds to look like cloths. Click for full story / links

Quick study: Pocket Utopia / Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden merger

At Art Fag City Corinna Kirsch let the cat out of the bag reported that Austin Thomas is closing Pocket Utopia on Henry Street at the end of April and merging with Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden. The idea is to combine artist rosters...Show More Summary

March 20: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / March 20, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.  Joanne Greenbaum @ Uffner Click for full story / links

ON FILM: Wes Anderson's big picture

Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Art – especially painting – is an honored cinematic metaphor for culture, particularly as a symbol of civilization under siege. Movies like John Frankenheimer’s somberly gripping The Train (1964)...Show More Summary

Heads and tails: The figure @ Volta

At Volta, the small art fair affiliated with the much larger annual Armory Show, galleries presented a curated exhibition featuring a single artist. I saw an unusual amount of figuration, much of which was highly skilled, bordering on illustration. Show More Summary

These Threads Are Queer

“Let the threads be articulate.” – Anni Albers Guest Contributor Clarity Haynes / The wall text at the portal to the exhibition "Queer Threads," currently at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in Manhattan, bluntly states, “Is this work ‘gay?’...Show More Summary

Loren Munk's world view

We are all in the process of spinning invisible webs, tied together by geography, ideas, cyber connections, and imagery. In "You Are Here," Loren Munk again presents a thought-provoking group of intricate map paintings that illuminate an intimate yet sweeping inter-generational New York art world. Show More Summary

March 4: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / February 15, 2014 / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint. Donelle Woolford...Show More Summary

2014 Whitney Biennial: Curators' statements, painting links

I'm looking forward to the opening of the Whitney Biennial this week because the selection includes a fair number of painters, including a special nod via Michelle Grabner toward contemporary abstract painting by women. Perhaps reflecting...Show More Summary

Good news: "Some of this work is quite good"

"Right now the 'consensus' is that serious art involves raw canvas, a smattering of paint, possibly an exposed stretcher bar, and a 'who the fuck cares if it looks done' attitude - some of this work is quite good, by the way. The 'context' that this work is presented in is the hippest galleries and art fairs in the world. Show More Summary

Speaking Deborah Brown's language

For several years, Deborah Brown translated the world around her Bushwick studio into paint. Celebrating the neighborhood's metal scaffolding, makeshift welded architecture, abandoned cars, fenced compounds, and ubiquitous graffiti,Show More Summary

25 hours in New York: Jenny Zoe Casey

Guest contributor Jenny Zoe Casey (Orlando, FL) / Art critic Jerry Salz says that "vampires need to be with vampires." With this vivid advice in mind, I planned my late January hit-and-run to NYC. It began at the Newark International Airport mid-day Monday, after some creative re-routing for reasons I won't go into. Show More Summary

Quick Study: Enough already, what's next, a new blog and more

Who knew painting (and art writing) still had the power to evoke such outrage? Some artists and writers, unhappy with the provisional and casualist approach that I've been observing for the past few years, have been wondering why this type of work has gotten so much ink and pixels. Show More Summary

Quick Study:

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The Casualist tendency

This essay, which builds upon an essay about contemporary abstract painting that I wrote for The Brooklyn Rail in 2011, was just published in the January/February 2014 issue of Christie's Magazine. ------ A few years ago, having forShow More Summary

Dustin Hodges: Rational bluff

In his first solo show, at Miguel Abreu, 2012 Bard MFA grad Dustin Hodges presents a series of compelling architectural drawings, some gestural paintings of houseplants, an architectural model made of Styrofoam, and a kiosk constructed from stretched canvases. Show More Summary

Architecture as muse at Union College

If readers are up near Union College in Schenectady, NY, please check out "blueprint," a three person exhibition in The Atrium Gallery curated by Brece Honeycutt, artist and writer of the terrific blog on a colonial farm. In her blog,...Show More Summary

February 15: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / February 15, 2014 / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint. Austin Thomas...Show More Summary

QUOTE: Hudson on looking at art

“The first thing is to be quiet. I drop my agenda or expectations, and listen. Then I soften my gaze. The eyes are aggressive, and once you realize they are out there hunting, you can learn to tune them down, and let what is out there come to you. Show More Summary

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