Blog Profile / Two Coats of Paint

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Interview: Medrie MacPhee in Ridgewood

Medrie MacPhee's pensively beautiful paintings first came to my attention at the 2015 American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibit. The paintings she had in the show, abstract with architectural references, featured deconstructed pieces of clothing subtly collaged onto the surfaces. Show More Summary

INVITATIONS: Women Art Critics in the Age of the Internet / Open Studio with Peter Scherrer

Please join me in Chelsea tonight at Ceres Gallery, along with Jill Conner (art critic, founder of, Amy Lipton (curator, arts writer, co-director, and Kara Rooney (managing art editor ofShow More Summary

Art on paper – and in practice

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Like VOLTA, the Art on Paper fair on Pier 36 was a modestly gauged and user-friendly alternative to the massive and unwieldy Armory Fair. It also presented consistently rich work from a geographically and stylistically broad range of galleries. Show More Summary

Isa Genzken: Framing and referencing empty space

“I do not want to take away space with my sculptures. I add space.” --Isa Genzken Guest Contributor Peter Dudek / Isa Genzken’s sculpture Two Orchids (image at top) was recently installed at the entrance to Central Park on the corner of 60th Street and Fifth Avenue. Show More Summary

Caroline Welles Chandler and the in-between

Guest Contributor Loren Britton / First of all, where are we? Am I dreaming? Do swimmers swim underwater and I am looking at them in an aquarium, where they cascade like a school of fish over head? And their skin, are they human? How...Show More Summary

Justine Frischmann at VOLTA (and everything else)

Justine Frischmann, whose elegant new paintings on aluminum can be found in a solo exhibition at George Lawson's area, was spotted with her Two Coats of Paint tote bag at VOLTA this week. According to the VOLTA press release I received...Show More Summary

Schedule: Summer plans

Here are two programs readers who are interested in taking a course with me or applying for a mentored NYC residency this summer might consider. I'll be mentoring for the Studio Practice Residency at the Association of Independent Colleges...Show More Summary

Chelsea Picks, 17th to 25th Streets

If you have a couple of hours to see some painting exhibitions in New York, but you can't bear going to the art fairs, here are a few notable shows to check out in Chelsea. And in case you can't make it IRL, links to the exhibition websites are provided. [Image at top: Press releases strewn on the studio floor. I make drawings on them.] Click for full story / links

2016 Spring/Break Art Show Quiz

Spring/Break Art Show is best known for installations resembling teenage bedrooms (fake pink fur, glitter, etc.), dimly lit rooms with video projections, loads of kitsch, and at least one big sculpture with moving parts, but plenty of paintings line the walls this year. Show More Summary

Impressionable: Print exhibition @ Real Art Ways

Artist-curator John O'Donnell has organized a massive print show in Hartford, Connecticut: "Multiple Impressions," the Fifth Connecticut Printmakers Invitational, on view at Real Art Ways in Hartford through April 21, 2016. The roster...Show More Summary

Geometric Abstraction update in DC

The best geometric abstraction goes beyond the formal arrangement of line, shape, and color to connect with larger themes and issues. In “GEOMETRIX: Line, Form, Subversion,” a big multi-venue exhibition in the DC area, curator Andrea...Show More Summary

Interview: Carrie Moyer in Long Island City

Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / I met Carrie Moyer in her new-ish Long Island City studio. The space is generous, and it's her first studio with north-facing windows. Moyer knows that artists and northern light are clichés, but she concedes, with some surprise, that she does love the quality of the light. Show More Summary

Quick study

Articles to read this week include a guide to the art fairs, gallery closing news, a reconstructed Barnett Newman painting, many thank yous, a painting looted by Nazis is returned, database of public art in the UK, and Francis Bacon's last painting... [Image at top: Francis Bacon's last painting, Study of a Bull, 1991. ]   Click for full story / links

Body parts: Clarity Haynes, Catherine Haggarty and Ginny Casey

The galleries are teeming with body parts this month. At Stout Projects, Clarity Haynes presents a series of bracing, carefully observed, truncated torsos of older women--the type of nude bodies we rarely see on public display. LessShow More Summary

Interview: Leslie Smith III in Madison, Wisconsin

I took a trip to Madison, Wisconsin, in December, when the sky was gray but before the temperature had turned bitter. My guide was Leslie Smith III, a 2009 Yale MFA graduate with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art who will have paintings on display at VOLTA next week with beta pictoris gallery / Maus Contemporary. Show More Summary

Catalogue essay: Robert Storr on Rick Briggs

Robert Storr originally wrote the following catalogue essay about Rick Briggs's unusual paintings, and he has graciously allowed Two Coats of Paint to republish it. Briggs's solo show, "Full Circle," is on view at the Flecker Gallery at Suffolk County Community College through March 18. Some painters just can’t leave well enough alone. Show More Summary

Two Coats of Paint Resident Artist: Peter Scherrer

I'm pleased to announce that West Coast painter Peter Scherrer is arriving on March 11 for a seven day artist's residency at Two Coats of Paint. I first saw Peter's lush, mysterious landscape paintings in SEASON's presentation at VOLTA last year. Show More Summary

Paul D’Agostino’s pictorial discursiveness

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Given the demonstrated capability, energy, and ambition of Bushwick artist, gallerist, and all-purpose cultural maven Paul D’Agostino, that he would invent his own visual alphabet – as he has for his new show of paintings “Scriptive Formalities” at Life on Mars – isn’t surprising. Show More Summary

The Swerve: When gone-wrong goes right

In The Swerve, a 2012 Pulitzer prize-winning work of non-fiction (subtitle: How the World Became Modern), author Stephen Goldblatt looks at one man's decision 600 years ago to publish an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things. Show More Summary

IMAGES: Susan Smith @ Junior Projects

Susan Smith's timeless constructions, on view at Junior Projects through February 27, fuse the detritus of urban demolition with a Minimalist aesthetic, making order out of chaos and wittily evoking the Modern masters of De Stjil and later monochromists, such as Robert Ryman and Brice Marden. Show More Summary

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