Blog Profile / Two Coats of Paint

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EMAIL: Mike Cloud's shopping list

I recently received an announcement for "Bad Faith and Universal Technique," Mike Cloud's September solo show at Thomas Erben Gallery. Cloud, born in 1974 in Chicago, graduated from Yale MFA in 2003 and is an assistant professor at Brooklyn College. Show More Summary

Snaps from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Last week I went to Philadelphia to visit the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where I'll be teaching an MFA Seminar and serving as a Visiting Critic this fall. Program director and painter Clint Jukkala gave me a tour of the school facilities and the museum, and it was a grand one indeed. [Image: Ashley Wick, Funny Guy, 2014. Show More Summary

Otto Piene is dead

According to BBC News, Otto Piene died on Thursday, shortly after the opening of an exhibition of his work at Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie. He died in a taxi en route to the exhibition where he was working on "More Sky," a sky art event that is scheduled to take place tomorrow. Show More Summary

Art and Fiction: Rachel Kushner’s molten optimism

Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / The view that the 1970s were culturally under-appreciated is now so firmly entrenched that they no longer are. With respect to the New York art world, Rachel Kushner’s audacious novel The Flamethrowers,...Show More Summary

Roberta Smith on "current painting tactics"

In her NYTimes review of Daniel Heidkamp's show at White Columns, Roberta Smith articulates one of the problems she sees with contemporary painting: that artists are playing it too safe. [Image at top: Daniel Heidkamp ] Click for full story / links

Recommended: Summer Group Shows

I love spending summers in NYC. For artists who stick around and work in their studios during July and August,  NYC is one big art party, featuring a slew of group shows, each with openings, closings and often other events in between. Show More Summary

KIPPLE: Existing and multiplying in Dublin

Philip K. Dick coined the term "kipple" in his 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? to describe a proliferation of ephemeral refuse like junk mail and gum wrappers that exists and multiplies outside human intervention. InShow More Summary

Images: Jessica Weiss

In Jessica Weiss's ruggedly handsome paintings, strange, puppet-like figures emerge and recede from floral wallpaper patterns that are vigorously screen-printed on large-scale canvases. For Weiss, the crowning virtue of these patterns is their aesthetic versatility: they are both abstract and gestural, and also refer to matters beyond the canvas. Show More Summary

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

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