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Blog Profile / Two Coats of Paint

Filed Under:Arts / Painting
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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

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

Vancouver Report: Lyse Lemieux at Republic Gallery

 Guest Contributor Dion Kliner (Vancouver, BC)  /  John Singer Sargent enigmatically said, "A portrait is a painting with a little something wrong about the mouth." Was he simply making a neutral observation, or was he talking aboutShow More Summary

Young painters in the secondary market: "Chewed up and spit out"

  Last week Ed Winkleman brought my attention to an article by Bloomberg arts reporter Katya Kazakina who suggested that a new breed of speculator collector is out there, buying and flipping work, primarily by male artists under the age of 35. Show More Summary

Halvorson and Hawkins: Two kinds of cool

One kind of cool is no-nonsense virtuoso paint-handling that calmly vivifies the world as it slowly turns, of the kind on display in Josephine Halvorson’s exhibition “Facings” at Sikkema Jenkins. At ZachFeuer, Stuart Hawkins thinks more...Show More Summary

EMAIL: Judith Braun's fingertips propel Kelly Clark to snowboarding bronze

Judith Braun writes this morning:OK, so all I did was design the snowboard that KELLY CLARK won her OLYMPIC BRONZE on!...but I am bursting with pride anyway. So I'm sharing this widely with friends and family because to my surprise (what-do-I-know)...Show More Summary

Last chance: Ingrid Calame's elegy to old America

In an increasingly digital and virtual time, Ingrid Calame’s utilization of a centuries-old technique to celebrate tar, pavement, rubber, steel, and high-octane gasoline is like a breath of exquisitely polluted air. Introduced by vividly...Show More Summary

Smart Painting in New Haven

The ten artists in "Smart Painting," an upcoming exhibition at New Haven's Artspace Gallery, are an inquisitive group, asking  a range of questions, which, at their most basic level, include: What should a painting look like? How should...Show More Summary

Sue Williams’s Subterfuge

 Without the prompting of her 303 Gallery show’s title – “WTC, WWIII, Couch Size” – few viewers would apprehend Sue Williams’s richly evocative new color field paintings as what they are: crazed essays on life in the time of 9/11, the signature disaster of the present epoch. Show More Summary

Portfolio: David Ostrowski (It's about something. It's about nothing.)

For "Yes or Let's Say No," David Ostrowski's recent solo show at Simon Lee in London, curator Elena Brugnano wrote the following statement in which she suggests that a lack of options may provide opportunities. David Ostrowski’s paintings are the results of a total analysis of the very nature of painting. Show More Summary

On Film: Blonde on blondes

Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / In the watching, video artist Shannon Plumb’s debut feature Towheads, which MoMA screened last week and has wisely purchased for its permanent collection, comes across as Chaplin meets Cassavetes. Show More Summary

January 28: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE  / 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.  Best group show: "The Age of Small Things" curated by Chuck Webster @ Dodge. Show More Summary

Sarah Faux : Report from Yale

Guest Contributor Sarah Faux just completed her first semester in the Yale MFA program. She writes about the changes in her work and the diversity of approaches among the other students in the painting program. Image above: stacks of...Show More Summary

SURVEY: Bleaching, staining, and dyeing

Matthew J. Mahler, B T W #1[by the way], 2013, acrylic and dye on canvas, 36 x 40 inches. Courtesy of Sardine. In fall 2012, the flooding and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy prompted me to think about processes like soaking and...Show More Summary

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