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Blog Profile / Two Coats of Paint

Filed Under:Arts / Painting
Posts on Regator:718
Posts / Week:3.7
Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

EMAIL: Judith Braun's fingertips propel Kelly Clark to snowboarding bronze

Judith Braun writes this morning:OK, so all I did was design the snowboard that KELLY CLARK won her OLYMPIC BRONZE on!...but I am bursting with pride anyway. So I'm sharing this widely with friends and family because to my surprise (what-do-I-know)...Show More Summary

Last chance: Ingrid Calame's elegy to old America

In an increasingly digital and virtual time, Ingrid Calame’s utilization of a centuries-old technique to celebrate tar, pavement, rubber, steel, and high-octane gasoline is like a breath of exquisitely polluted air. Introduced by vividly...Show More Summary

Smart Painting in New Haven

The ten artists in "Smart Painting," an upcoming exhibition at New Haven's Artspace Gallery, are an inquisitive group, asking  a range of questions, which, at their most basic level, include: What should a painting look like? How should...Show More Summary

Sue Williams’s Subterfuge

 Without the prompting of her 303 Gallery show’s title – “WTC, WWIII, Couch Size” – few viewers would apprehend Sue Williams’s richly evocative new color field paintings as what they are: crazed essays on life in the time of 9/11, the signature disaster of the present epoch. Show More Summary

Portfolio: David Ostrowski (It's about something. It's about nothing.)

For "Yes or Let's Say No," David Ostrowski's recent solo show at Simon Lee in London, curator Elena Brugnano wrote the following statement in which she suggests that a lack of options may provide opportunities. David Ostrowski’s paintings are the results of a total analysis of the very nature of painting. Show More Summary

On Film: Blonde on blondes

Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / In the watching, video artist Shannon Plumb’s debut feature Towheads, which MoMA screened last week and has wisely purchased for its permanent collection, comes across as Chaplin meets Cassavetes. Show More Summary

January 28: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE  / 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.  Best group show: "The Age of Small Things" curated by Chuck Webster @ Dodge. Show More Summary

Sarah Faux : Report from Yale

Guest Contributor Sarah Faux just completed her first semester in the Yale MFA program. She writes about the changes in her work and the diversity of approaches among the other students in the painting program. Image above: stacks of...Show More Summary

SURVEY: Bleaching, staining, and dyeing

Matthew J. Mahler, B T W #1[by the way], 2013, acrylic and dye on canvas, 36 x 40 inches. Courtesy of Sardine. In fall 2012, the flooding and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy prompted me to think about processes like soaking and...Show More Summary

Resolution and dissolution at once: Angela Gualdoni at Asya Geisberg

Angelina Gualdoni, Eclipse, 2013, oil and acrylic on canvas, 31 x 24 inches. In her 2010 show at Asya Geisberg, Angela Gualdoni‘s work was in transition. Her canvases featured thin veils of paint, pooled in diffuse, ethereal shapes that defied definitive interpretation. Show More Summary

But Mr. Cotter, most painters paint because they love painting

In the NYTimes a couple days ago, Holland Cotter, extremely agitated, wrote an essay critiquing the sorry state of the art world, including the detrimental effect big money has had on art production, the lack of cultural diversity, the failure of art schools, the high rents, museums' focus on the box office, conservative art criticism, and more. Show More Summary

ON FILM: Tornatore’s creepy art auctioneer in The Best Offer

Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush) admiring his secret collection of ladies in Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Best Offer. Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / In Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Best Offer, Geoffrey Rush, who never fails to ebulliently...Show More Summary

Masking strategies: Residue in DC

At Adah Rose Gallery, Brooklyn artist and writer Brian Dupont has curated "Residue," an exhibition that celebrates contemporary artists' gleeful, unapologetic, and often imperfect use of masking tape. In his curator's statement, Dupont explains: There is an old joke once told by gritty New York painters at the expense of their West-coast brethren. Show More Summary

January 14: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE  / 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. Saira McLaren @ Sargent's Daughters LOWER...Show More Summary

Idiosyncratic rule in Brooklyn

Two recommendations for Brooklyn gallery visits:At Outlet Fine Art, seasoned painter Hermine Ford continues her exploration of urban decay and renewal in quirky shaped canvases that depict fragments of floor tile mosaics. In the newShow More Summary

Jane Kent: Unfolded forms, evocative shapes

Jane Kent, Blue Nose, 2013, silkscreen printed, 9 colors Somerset 26 3/8 × 18 1/2 inches. Printed/published Aspinwall Editions, ed. of 35 Jane Kent spent a couple week this summer at the Druckvereinigung Bentlage in Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany and at Aspinwall Editions, NY, collaborating with Ann Aspinwall and Knut Willich. Show More Summary

Quick study: New Year's edition with Honeycutt, Winkleman, Viveros-Fauné, Schor, Twitter, and Kohler

2014 is off to a good start. I just returned from Schenectady where I installed paintings (image above of installation in process) for "Blueprint," a three-person exhibition at Union College curated by Brece Honeycutt. Inspired by Simon Mawer's 2009 novel The Glass Room, the exhibition features work by Victoria Palermo, Peter Dudek, and me. Show More Summary

On film and painting: Repetitive stress

Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Wall Street hustler Jordan Belfort and sculptor Camille Claudel had little in common, and the recent movies about the lives of each are ostensibly very different. Yet Martin Scorsese and Bruno Dumont...Show More Summary

Etienne Zack: Manufacturing meaning and history

  Guest contributor Dion Kliner / All history is redacted history (Papers I, image posted above), which is to say that all history is manufactured history (Classified). This is as true of objects as it is for events. Some things survive, others don't; at least as far as our knowledge of them is concerned. Show More Summary

ESSAY: Christopher Wool's poetry of errors

Christopher Wool is obsessed with doing things wrong. In his retrospective at the Guggenheim, comprising nearly 90 paintings, photographs, and works on paper, Wool demonstrates that meaning resides in mistakes (intentional or otherwise), disappointing outcomes, decay, and uncertainty. Show More Summary

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