Blog Profile / Two Coats of Paint

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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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Blurring the boundary between painting and photography

SPONSORED ESSAY /  For the exhibition "Chemistry: Explorations in Abstract Photography," curator Karlyn Benson, director of Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, NY, has selected six photographers who push beyond traditional photographic processes in search of new definitions of what a photograph can be. Show More Summary

Ideas and Influences: Adam Simon

Adam Simon could best be described as a conceptual painter. Based in Brooklyn, he has been painting and organizing community projects like Four Walls and the Fine Art Adoption Network for more than 25 years. Lately, though, he's putShow More Summary

"Bill and Ted" at Freddy (new location)

The mysterious Baltimore gallery Freddy has relocated to an old church in Harris, New York, a small town between Liberty and Monticello of Route 17. I recently received a press release about the gallery's inaugural show, "Bill and Ted," which features work by Bill Adams and Ted Gahl. Show More Summary

An artist's DNA: Jessica Weiss

At Outlet Fine Arts through Sunday, in her first solo exhibition in eight years, Jessica Weiss presents dazzling large-scale paintings of life-sized animal hybrids. Mashups of big floral prints, the paintings feature tangles of collaged...Show More Summary

Preview: Bernard Piffaretti's doubles in Berlin

If you're in Berlin in June, don't miss French painter Bernard Piffaretti's show at Klemm's. Pifferetti (b. 1955 in Saint-Etienne, France) is known for painting paintings--that is, he divides each canvas in half vertically, makes a painting on one side, and then copies it on the other. Show More Summary

Interview: Justine Hill in Bushwick

I first saw Justine Hill's paintings in "Metamodern," a 2015 group show at Denny Gallery that explored the contemporary fusion of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Primitivism. Her shaped canvases seem to jump off the wall with...Show More Summary

Cataloque essay: Kirsten Swenson on Peter Soriano's Permanent Maintanence

Kirsten Swenson originally wrote this catalogue essay for Permanent Maintenance, Peter Soriano's wall drawing installation, on view through August 21, 2016, at the Colby College Museum of Art. // Drawing on the wall is a natural, immediate...Show More Summary

IMAGES: Student work

Since I skipped the art fairs last week, I had time to stop by a few vibrant (but short-run) student exhibitions. Here are images of promising work from "Thru-Line," the Brooklyn College MFA program show and "Anti-Pro," the Open Studio event at the New York Studio Residency Program. Show More Summary

Art and Film: Children as materials in The Family Fang

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Artists’ instrumentalization of their children in their work intuitively seems to breach the parental duty of protection and exploit youthful innocence at the risk of maladjustment. Photographer Sally...Show More Summary

Invitation: $50 Stock Club and an conversation with Peter Soriano

This week I'll be leading two events. The first, $50 Stock Club, takes place on Tuesday, May 10, 6-8pm, and is part of MONTH2MONTH, a public art project initiated by artists William Powhida and Jennifer Dalton. The second, on Wednesday,...Show More Summary

Frieze New York preview

Frieze New York takes place this week, May 5-8, on Randall's Island. In addition to seeing a slew of glorious and challenging paintings, I'm looking forward to checking out the special tribute to Daniel Newburg Gallery, an artist-run space in operation 1984-1994. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Hazan goes where the paintings take her

Recently I got to check out Elizabeth Hazan's glowing new abstractions--lyrical paintings that reference the landscape of her childhood--at her DUMBO studio. We talked about her process, color strategies, surfaces, and what it was like growing with notable New York School painters Jane Freilicher and Joe Hazan as parents. Show More Summary

Amy Lincoln’s twilight zone

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Luminous, though an overused adjective in art writing, is an apt one for Amy Lincoln’s edgy new paintings mainly of plants, on display at Morgan Lehman in Chelsea. Their vivid color, exacting line,...Show More Summary

Alica Gibson: The awkward early years

I'm squeamish about revisiting all the sketchbooks and journals from my early years, when I had no idea what art was about but still had a peculiar desire to be an artist. Like Gerhard Richter and Jasper Johns, I'm inclined to take a box cutter to the oldest work and toss it in a dumpster. Show More Summary

Robert Yoder: How stories became paintings

Notwithstanding his striking show "JAME6," currently at Frosch & Portmann, Robert Yoder told me he had been angry and depressed last year and that painting didn't help. "So I collaborated on short stories instead," he wrote in a recent email from his homebase in Seattle where he runs SEASON. Show More Summary

The gap between: "Unfinished" at the Met Breuer

In recent years, artists have been interested in “slippage.” In painting, that often translates into an exploration of the space between abstraction and representation, or between two and three dimensions. “Unfinished,” the inaugural...Show More Summary

Quick study

This week I've got links to articles about the Venice Biennale,  art blogging grants, James Franco, the trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays at NYU, Margie Livingston, project proposal deadline, and a $50 Stock Club for artists... Great choice! Mark Bradford will represent the US at the next Venice Biennale, which opens May 2017. Show More Summary

Rachel Beach and Julia Gleich: Strength and precarious balance

Pairing artists with choreographers often produces transcendent results, and it has a venerable tradition—Robert Rauschenberg and Merce Cunningham, for instance. Earlier this month, I was fortunate to get tickets to see Counterpointe, a collaborative series developed by Norte Maar that joined seven female artists with seven female choreographers. Show More Summary

Raoul De Keyser: The loss of certainty

"Drift," the sublime Raoul De Keyser exhibition on view at David Zwirner through April 23, was organized around a group of 22 small paintings known as The Last Wall. Completed shortly before his death in October 2012, they are hung in the gallery exactly as De Keyser had installed them on the wall of his Deinze, Belgium, studio. Show More Summary

Record Store Day: Amy Feldman, Thurston Moore, and Frank Rosaly

Artists often contribute artwork for album and CD covers--something listeners don't get when they download music files from the Internet. Recently, Thurston Moore and Frank Rosaly used Amy Feldman's paintings on their project, Marshmallow Moon Decorum. Show More Summary

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