Blog Profile / Two Coats of Paint


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Blog Post Archive

September 16: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / September 16, 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.  LOWER EAST...Show More Summary

Tamsin Doherty asks "What is a creative life?"

In the September issue of The Brooklyn Rail, Tamsin Doherty contributed a book review of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, a book of 40 artists' essays (one of which I wrote) edited by artist Sharon Louden. The book has been widely...Show More Summary

Perfection: Tomma Abts and Helene Appel

Is perfection making a comeback? In exhibitions at David Zwirner and James Cohan, Tomma Abts (b. Germany 1967) and Helene Appel (b. Germany 1976) certainly make a case that focus and exactitude are still meaningful approaches. [Image: Tomma Abts @ David Zwirner] Click for full story / links

Eric Wesley's daily status updates

I like reading other people's diaries, especially artists, and so naturally I was drawn to Eric Wesley's new work at Bortolami. The show features paintings of his daily progress status reports--a combination of to-do lists and daily calendar entries. [Image at top: Eric Wesley, slideshow of paintings in the show at Bortolami]  Click for full story / links

Cheat sheet: Recommended shows

Traditionally, the fall season, following the summer doldrums, is the time for big, audacious exhibitions that garner attention and big crowds. This fall is no exception. Exhibitions I'm looking forward to seeing (and participating in) are noted below in chronological order. [Image above: Ralph Fasenella @ American Folk Art Museum Click for full story / links

The New Museum’s “Here and Elsewhere:” Arab artists’ grim pride of place

Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / The New Museum’s abundant exhibition of Arab art “Here and Elsewhere,” named for and inspired by Jean-Luc Godard’s searching 1976 documentary, suggests that Middle Eastern artists in some ways have an advantage over others. Show More Summary

September 2: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

Welcome back from summer hiatus. Oh, how I've missed Andrew Ginzel's list. SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / September 2, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Show More Summary

Last chance: Summer shows in Hudson and Beacon

Continuing my roadtrip north of the city, I headed west from the Berkshires to Hudson and Beacon, two more towns that have absorbed many exhausted Brooklyn artists who have decided to join art communities elsewhere. In Hudson, John Davis has notably expressive solo painting shows by Matt Blackwell, Judith Simonian, Kathy Osborn, and Angela Dufresne. Show More Summary

Outside the city: Great Barrington

  Last week I took a couple days off and drove up to Massachusetts. In Sheffield, I stopped by the Colonial Farm to catch up with with Brece Honeycutt, then took in two excellent shows in Great Barrington, the next town over, at Susan...Show More Summary

Studio visit: Ej Hauser

One of the best things about spending summer in the city is having more time for studio visits and exchanges with other artists. Recently I stopped by EJ Hauser's spacious studio in Sunset Park to check out her new work. Hauser was the...Show More Summary

North Adams news

Peter Dudek is moving from his longtime Pittsfield studio to a cavernous Beaver Mill space in North Adams, where space is cheap. But before he goes, he's having a big open studio on Saturday, August 30, from 12-5pm. Stop by 2 Fenn Street, second floor, Pittsfield, MA, and say hello. Show More Summary

Inspired by fiction: Recurrence at Fridman

"In this world where every object was thrown away at the slightest sign of breakage or aging, at the first dent or stain, and replaced with a new and perfect substitute, there was just one false note, one shadow: the moon. It wandered...Show More Summary

ON FILM: Hedge priest as anachronistic hero

Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / John Michael McDonagh’s blackly satirical film Calvary, set in rural County Sligo in northwest Ireland, doesn’t lack ambition: it tackles the creeping nihilism of the twenty-first century. The scene...Show More Summary

Steve Turner Gallery responds to the post about Jonas Lund's Flip City

I had an idea after posting the "Flip City" update on Tuesday to buy one of Jonas Lund's paintings and put it up for auction. Why, I wondered, shouldn't artists get in on the action? As my dear father Dudley used to say: buy low, sell high. Click for full story / links

Update: Jonas Lund and Flip City

  Remember "Flip City," Jonas Lund's June solo exhibition at Steve Turner in LA that featured a series of process-based abstract paintings created as flip bait for speculator-collectors? [Image at top: Flip City 18, 2014, digital painting on canvas, gel medium and GPS tracker, 50 x 40 inches.] Click for full story / links

New Image Painters challenge Zombie Formalists

Galleries are trying to spread the news: dour Zombie Formalism is out; pop-inflected, often casualist, representational imagery is in. This summer Jesse Greenberg and MacGregor Harp of Brooklyn's 247365 organized "Don't Look Now" atShow More Summary

Selected work: Chelsea

Without Andrew Ginzel's listings or Facebook, I've been left on my own to figure out what shows are out there this summer. Recently I've begun using NY Art Beat, an iPhone app that lists galleries by neighborhood. Gallery go-ers canShow More Summary

Quick study: Greg.org's @TheRealHennessy tweet paintings, MESS, working conditions, more

Greg Allen is making paintings again. Or, rather, um, he's selling paintings again. According to AnimalNY,Artist, critic and our go-to appropriation expert Greg Allen has turned joke tweets by artist Jayson Musson (and sometimes internet art critic “Hennesy Youngman”) into paintings. Show More Summary

Food and beverage art: Coates, FOODshed, Honeycutt, Beavers

In the early 1990s, Rikrit Tiravanija began organizing exhibitions around cooking Thai food. A practitioner of what ultimately came to be known as Relational Aesthetics, Tiravanija was interested in the social interaction that revolved around cooking and eating. Show More Summary

On film: Richard Linklater’s school of life

Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Richard Linklater’s acclaimed movie Boyhood is as good as advertised – a forceful and mesmerizing story about growing up in America. Perhaps not incidentally, the movie also shows how an eventful and emotionally challenging childhood might yield an artist. Click for full story / links

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