Blog Profile / Two Coats of Paint


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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

An afternoon at Frieze

This year geometry and abstraction dominated Frieze New York, and, as usual, I was drawn to the paintings that didn't seem as slickly produced. I veer toward the handmade rather than fabricated, the gestural rather than the hard edge. Show More Summary

Uncliamed Space, Sonetto @ Sideshow in Williamsburg this Sunday

Stop by Sideshow in Williamsburg this week and check out “Unclaimed Space,” the 2014 University of Connecticut MFA exhibition featuring work by Micah Cash, Julia DePinto, Jared Holt, Shane Morrissey and Reagen Elizabeth O’Reigaekn. On...Show More Summary

FILM: Sol Lewitt, humble utopian

Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / There is something undeniably beautiful about the consuming harmonic elegance of a Sol LeWitt wall painting. But for some viewers, the apparent despotism of his process – his compulsive and exacting...Show More Summary

Pulsing pulse, 2014 New York edition

Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Having started with Frieze’s 200-odd galleries on Thursday and proceeded to NADA‘s 90-plus on Friday, I necked down to the smaller Pulse New York Contemporary Art Fair on Saturday. While the trend...Show More Summary

Part II: Los Angeles Report

Last week, Part I of my Los Angeles Report covered an outing to CB1 in the historic downtown neighborhood. Part II takes me south to San Pedro, a small neighborhood bordering the bustling Port of Los Angeles, east to an industrial area...Show More Summary

IMAGES: Stephen Maine's BOOK #14-0103

This is the last day to check out " Halftone Paintings," Stephen Maine's solo at 490 Atlantic Gallery in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Although called "Halftone Paintings," Maine's new mid-scale paintings are not enlarged photographs, but rather...Show More Summary

Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events: Art Fair edition

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / April 22, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. THE ART FAIRS (See websites for VIP and benefit opening events) NADA / Pier 36 East River @ 299 South St. Show More Summary

Part I: Los Angeles painting report

I went out to Los Angeles last week to participate in an Art and Social Media Symposium at California State University, Long Beach, but I managed to squeeze in some gallery, museum and studio visits as well. [Image at top: Timothy Nolan, Guardian of the Starry Gate, 2014, dye-sublimation print on aluminum, 4 1/2 x 72 inches (Edition of 3). Show More Summary

Fim Pick: Llyn Foulkes One Man Band

 Llyn Foulkes, The Lost Frontier, 1995-2005, 87 x 96 x 8 inches. Last night I popped in a DVD screener of Llyn Foulkes One Man Band, a documentary directed by Tamar Halpern and Christopher Quilty that will be at the Film Forum May 7 through 13. Show More Summary

Possible as a Pair of Shoes: Curator's Afternoon

On Saturday, May 3, 3-6 pm, I'm hosting a "Curator's Afternoon" at Show Room Gowanus (Image above courtesy Joshua Bright for NYTimes) where the 2014 Brooklyn College MFA exhibtion is on view. We'll have food, wine, and a panel discussion...Show More Summary

An invitation: REDACTED, at the Islip Art Museum

Please join me on Sunday, May 4, at the Islip Art Museum at the reception for "REDACTED," a group  exhibition curated by Janet Goleas that includes a couple of my paintings as well as work by Josh Blackwell, Jonathan Callan, Eric Dever,...Show More Summary

The view from here

Staying in Culver City for a few days, overlooking the 405, I couldn't have asked for a more compelling view. I always forget how much I love Los Angeles. ------Two Coats of Paint is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. For permission to use content beyond the scope of this license, permission is required.

Images: Austin Thomas

Austin Thomas, Be Nice to Everybody, 2014, print on paper, small scale. ------Two Coats of Paint is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. For permission to use content beyond the scope of this license, permission is required.

Cosmic wit at Centotto

Paul D’Agostino’s Bushwick gallery Centotto is an intimate space, presenting itself like the drawing room of an especially erudite and charmingly uncynical hipster. In the gallery’s clever group show “Vapors and Squalls, or Mediums,”...Show More Summary

Message to the MFA class of 2014

This year I curated "Possible as a Pair of Shoes," the Brooklyn College MFA thesis exhibition, which opens this Friday at Show Room in Gowanus. The exhibition title is borrowed from "Description," a 2012 poem by Christopher Stackhouse: Click for full story / links

April 22: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / April 22, 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. Annie Lapin in...Show More Summary

Video: Julian Schnabel, painting en plein air

  "View of Dawn in the Tropics," an exhibition of Julian Schnabel's paintings from 1989-90 that have never been seen in NYC, is on view at Gagosian (Chelsea) through the end of May. The following video has great footage of Schnabel making monumental paintings at his outdoor studio on Montauk. Definitely worth watching. Click for full story / links

Art and Social Media Symposium @ CSU Long Beach, April 27

Please join us for an Art and Social Media Symposium organized by Marie Thibeault at California State University Long Beach, Sunday, April 27. I'll give a lecture at 2pm, followed by a panel discussion featuring Julia Schwartz, Doug Harvey, Kio Griffith, Grant Vetter, and moderated by Dane Klingaman. Show More Summary

Responses to "Zombie Formalism"

 My last post precipitated several comments about Walter Robinson's term "Zombie Formalism" and about the type of work discussed, as well as some offline discussion about labeling art movements in general. In an age supposedly marked...Show More Summary

Speculating on Andy Boot

A few weeks ago, Cary Smith sent me an email with a link to Australian artist Andy Boot's work. A scroll through his page on the Croy Nielsen website reveals how the Casualist approach can serve a transitional purpose for individual artists. Show More Summary

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