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Blog Profile / Two Coats of Paint

Filed Under:Arts / Painting
Posts on Regator:696
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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Günther Förg's late work

German painter Günther Förg died this week, at 61, of cancer.Bruce Weber writes in the NYTimes:Günther Förg, a German painter, sculptor and photographer whose work exemplified, toyed with, tweaked and commented on — sometimes all at once — the broad artistic movement known as modernism, died at his home in Freiburg, Germany, on Dec. Show More Summary

Michael Krebber update

One of the best things about subletting other people's studios is being surrounded by unexpected  things--books, postcards, odd materials and so forth. I recently moved into a new place in Williamsburg, near the Graham Avenue stop on the L train, and happened upon a trove of back issues of ArtForum. Show More Summary

Walter Swennen: Belgian funny

Recently transplanted to Belgium after spending ten years in LA, our friend at Frenchy But Chic! reports that there are a few Belgian painters worth checking out besides Tuymans and Borremans, particularly Walter Swennen, who is currently...Show More Summary

Woot: Two Coats of Paint wins a 2013 CC/Warhol Foundation Arts Writing Grant

What an unexpected and gratifying development! I send a heartfelt "Thank you" to all the panelists and evaluators who read through more than 600 applications and found Two Coats of Paint worthy of support. The grant will enable me to cut back a little bit on teaching and give me more time to craft longer essays over the course of the year. Show More Summary

Process, time, memory: Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson

Traditionally, artists paint on pre-woven canvas or linen, but Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson, pictured above in her studio, subverts that tradition. She begins by painting individual silk threads and then weaves the threads into the support surface, creating large-scale, ethereal, landscape paintings in the process. Click for full story / links

Mary Addison Hackett's Report From Miami, Day 1: Basel

Guest Contributor: Mary Addison Hackett / Turns out tweeting, texting, shooting work and seeing the art, was more complex than I thought. After catching a cab from the airport and having the cab driver stop on the freeway to call her husband for directions, we shuttled over to Basel for an obligatory overview. Show More Summary

Mary Addison Hackett's final Miami round-up.

Let me tell you about my boat. Sunday 12:35 pm. I'm sitting on a shuttle patiently waiting to go to Miami Projects. It's air-conditioned. A catchy pop version of Deck the Halls is being piped in. There's wi-fi. Conceivably, I could spend the day here. Show More Summary

Quick Study: Turner Prize, Miami, Zwirner, and, yes, surfing

In line with recent custom, the one painter shortlisted for the Turner Prize--Lynette Yiadom-Boakye--was passed over. Via NYTimes: "The artist Laure Prouvost, whose works combine whimsical objects and drawings in evocative settings with...Show More Summary

An invitation: SKIN at The Painting Center

Please join me on Thursday, December 5, at The Painting Center in Chelsea for "SKIN," an elegant exhibition curated by painter Suejin Jo and featuring a couple of my paintings as well as work by Josh Blackwell, Martin Bromirski, Suejin Jo, Scott Richter and Drew Shiflett. Show More Summary

EMAIL: "Clouds" exhibition details from Adam Simon

Dear Cloud Artist,Thank you for agreeing to be in the exhibition, “Clouds” at Lesley Heller Projects. I wanted to let you know very far in advance that the dates for the exhibition are December 15th, 2013 through January 26th, 2014. No dimension should exceed 24 inches in any direction. Show More Summary

Margaret Murphy: Unavoidable truth

On Artfcity, Whitney Kimball observed, with some justification, that artists these days seem broadly reluctant to incorporate political content into their work. But there are many salutary exceptions, from Marlene Dumas to Steve Mumford. Show More Summary

Ryan McLaughlin: Painting is flat

Remember Worcester-born, Berlin-based Ryan McLauglin's Treif Collage paintings at Frieze last year? Hovering between still life and abstraction, the charming yet dour small-scale paintings featured a minimal, greyed-down palette and shallow space. Show More Summary

Gregory Amenoff's studies

Gregory Amenoff has discovered a new decisiveness. He generated his previous paintings improvisationally, arriving at images directly through the process of painting. In contrast, Amenoff's new large-scale canvases are based on small pencil studies, which he made during a trip to Paris in the summer of 2012. Show More Summary

Providence report: Leigh Tarentino and Duane Slick

Iridescence is the ineffable thread that runs through LeighTarentino's winter landscapes and Duane Slick's stripes and Coyotes on view at the Chazen Gallery in Providence. Tarentino's paintings depict yards, houses, and gardens at night illuminated by artificial lights on trees and bushes. Show More Summary

Painting of the Day: Scott Reeder @ Lisa Cooley

Detroit artist Scott Reeder's compelling show at Lisa Cooley is full of wise-ass text-based work that features masking, airbrush and more. In the back room, two large canvases are painted to look like old-fashioned blackboards. The one on the left, Alternative Titles for Exhibitions I've Seen, has been selected as today's Painting of the Day. Show More Summary

Studio visit: Matthew Langley and the palette knife

My neighbor and fellow abstract painter Matthew Langley and I have always agreed that process is important--that how an abstract painter paints is as revealing as what he or she paints. At art school in the eighties and early nineties,...Show More Summary

An invitation: Water, Water...

Kianga Ellis Projects is hosting “Water, Water… 8 Strange Days in the City That Never Sleeps,” an exhibition organized by artist Edie Nadelhaft that considers how Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that devastated the East Coast last fall, affected artists both in terms of their studio situations and their work. Show More Summary

LOVE: Robert Indiana's hard-edged visual essays

Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / “Robert Indiana: Beyond Love” at the Whitney unabashedly aims to extricate the artist from the public’s myopic reduction of his body of work to the iconic "LOVE" image of the 1970s. It succeedsShow More Summary

IMAGES: Heather Leigh McPherson

Obsessive second-guessing, arguments with herself, and indecision all figure prominently in Heather Leigh McPherson's painting process. A few weeks ago I stopped by her post-industrial-park Providence studio to check out her stunning new series of large-scale paintings. Click for full story / links

Saltz pens a bad review: Eggerer at Petzel

I recently criticized Jerry Saltz for his group scold of contemporary painters, and today on the Vulture blog Saltz names a name, slamming Thomas Eggerer's show at Petzel: The second I saw Thomas Eggerer's current large show at Petzel...Show More Summary

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