Blog Profile / Two Coats of Paint


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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

On Film: Space as antagonist, with Liam Gillick and Viviane Albertine in starring roles

  Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Space – for instance, the relationship between negative and positive space – has long presented compositional challenges to artists. In her slyly penetrating and  satirical film Exhibition, Joanna...Show More Summary

Philip von Zweck: Faith, futility and the problem of unexplainable phenomena

Appropriated texts and portraits of scientists, occultists, and historians are the starting points for many of Philip von Zweck’s challenging new paintings on view at Invisible Exports. Based in Chicago, von Zweck is known for a diverse...Show More Summary

Roundup: Abstraction in Connecticut

This summer painter Cary Smith takes a turn as a curator, organizing "This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion," a raucous, salon-style exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art featuring paintings by forty of his favorite artists. Show More Summary

Jennifer Wynne Reeves: A Prayer for the Art World

Sad news: gifted painter Jennifer Wynne Reeves died yesterday at 51 of brain tumors. Represented by BravinLee Programs, Reeves posted this prayer to the art world on her Facebook page in April.    [Image: Jennifer Wynne Reeves, Grace Boat, 2013, gouache, wire, string and cloth on hard molding paste on paper, 10 x 12 inches.] Click for full story / links

June 3 : Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / June 3, 2014 / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images are selected by Two Coats of Paint.[Image at top: WalterShow More Summary

June 17 : Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / June 17, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts.  Note: Images are selected by Two Coats of Paint. [Image at top: Michael Wyshock @ Lu Magnus] Click for full story / links

Weekend Report: Almost Delancy, Colony Room, Leo, Gatson, Robins, and A Coffee in Berlin

"ALMOST DELANCEYwith Marina Adams, David Rhodes, and Rebecca Smith," Hionas Gallery, Lower East Side, New York, NY. Through July 6, 2014. With admirably little fuss, three artists exploit simple materials--thin paint on canvas (Adams), masked lines (Rhodes), and metal strips (Smith)--to generate sharply evocative and eye-catching work. Show More Summary

Brooklyn painters go west

This month I'm pleased to have work included in "Brooklyn Bridge," a group show at George Lawson in San Francisco curated by Justine Frischmann. The exhibtion features fourteen contemporary painters who work in and around Brooklyn. In...Show More Summary

Intaglio Thursday

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've been an artist-in-residence at UConn's Counterproof Press since January. After spending many sessions with artist and master printer Laurie Sloan exploring various processes, I found that I was drawn to the most uncomplicated prints that featured direct, unadorned line drawing printed in one color. Show More Summary

The backstory: Supports/Surfaces survey at CANADA

In 2011, seeing a relationship to the casualist tendency in contemporary art, I posted about Claude Viallat's work and the inventive art movement known as "Supports/Surfaces" that took hold in the mid-1960s in the south of France. Expanding...Show More Summary

On Film: Life in five seasons, plus Edvard Munch

Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / French director Sebastian Betbeder’s 2 Autumns, 3 Winters is a deceptive movie. In its easy urbanity and charm, it seems to be poking a little fun at the solemnity of the New Wave filmmakers’ embrace of life’s chaotic fickleness. Show More Summary

Who is Agnes Magruder?

An exquisite Arshile Gorky pencil and crayon drawing is the focal point for Jason Andrew's latest curatorial blockbuster, "Arshile Gorky and a selection of contemporary drawings," at Outlet Fine Art in Bushwick. Fully displaying Andrew's curatorial acumen, the show features work by over thirty artists. Show More Summary

June 3 : Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / June 3, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts.  Note: Images are selected by Two Coats of Paint. [Image at top: Walter Robinson @ Lynch Tham] Click for full story / links

Out of context: Bushwick Open Studios, 2014

Bushwick Open Studios isn't just about visiting artists' studios anymore. Curators and gallerists have gotten involved, organizing events and exhibitions throughout the neighborhood. The curated pop-up exhibitions undoubtedly brought...Show More Summary

Studio visit: Andrea Belag

In a loft overlooking West Broadway in Tribeca, Andrea Belag employs large swooping brushstrokes and rich transparent color to create the illusion of space and light. When I stopped by the other day she was in the process of selecting work for her upcoming show at DCKT. [Image at top: Andrea Belag, Wave, 2014, oil on linen, 56 x 48 inches.] Click for full story / links

Post-NADA report

The third edition of NADA New York was held in early May at Basketball City on Pier 36. A non-profit and highly selective art fair, NADA invited fewer than 90 international galleries to participate, and plenty of paintings were on view, each worth a conversation. Show More Summary

Images: Theresa Hackett

In my search for a summer studio sublet, I recently discovered Theresa Hackett's superb abstractions. Full of delicate color combinations and seductive textural contrasts, Hackett's paintings reference landscape, architecture, textiles and the modernist grid, which she breaks down and idiosyncratically reconstitutes in odd, refreshing, ways. Show More Summary

Clint Jukkala: See and be seen

Clint Jukkala is venturing away from the rectangular frames and window-like forms that he has been making for the past few years. In his new paintings on view at BravinLee Programs, Jukkala incorporates a goofy figurative element that...Show More Summary

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

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / May 8, 2014 / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images are selected by Two Coats of Paint. Matt Connors @ CanadaShow More Summary

Refuge at Salon Zürcher

Contributed by Art Fair Correspondent Jonathan Stevenson / Taking shelter from the sensory fusillade of the copious Frieze, NADA, and Pulse fairs, I spent an edifying portion of Saturday afternoon on Bleecker Street at the Salon Zürcher mini-fair. Show More Summary

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