Blog Profile / Two Coats of Paint


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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Art and race: Through A Lens Darkly, Nick Cave and Jordan Casteel

Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Art and race constitute a delicate and provocative subject. Two recent exhibitions and a documentary film handle it with great intelligence, nuance, and energy. [Image: Jordan Casteel, Sterling, 2014, oil on canvas, 54 x 72 inches.] Click for full story / links

The backstory: Abstraction and Its Discontents

"Abstraction and Its Discontents," a generous exhibition of abstract paintings opens this weekend at Storefront Ten Eyck. In preparation for an upcoming panel discussion hosted by School of Visual Arts MFA Chair Mark Tribe, I asked exhibition organizer Deborah Brown via email about the title and premise for the show. Show More Summary

Weekend Pick: Exchange Rates in Bushwick

Expect to see an influx of Brits and other non-New Yorkers in Bushwick this weekend for Exchange Rates, also known as The Bushwick Expo, an artist-driven gallery exchange and collaboration between Bushwick galleries and artist-run initiatives from Europe and the Pacific Northwest. Show More Summary

On Film: Mania, serenity and the creative process

Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / What brings out the best in artists? In vivid terms, two recent movies, Bird People and Whiplash, respectively illustrate that calm immersion in the ordinary world can do so in some cases, balefully solipsistic detachment from that world in other situations. Click for full story / links

Quick Study

Links for today include Crossing Brooklyn, Frieze London, Arts Gowanus, Ebola, Cubism, Gavin Brown's new location, and more. [Image at top: Greg Allen, Study for Untitled (Tanya), 2014, lasercopy and graphite on white paper, 11x8.5 in., ed. 50.] Click for full story / links

Ideas and Influences: Mary Addison Hackett

I have followed Mary Addison Hackett's blog Process since she left LA a few years ago and returned to Nashville where her mother was in the hospital. Unfortunately, as Hackett drove across country, she received word that her mother had died. Show More Summary

Colleagues: Judith Schaechter and Eileen Neff

Two of my talented colleagues at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts have solo shows in Chelsea this month. At Claire Oliver, Judith Schaechter presents beautiful but disturbing stained glass lightboxes and kiln-cast glass sculptures...Show More Summary

David Humphrey's vantage point

David Humphrey's extraordinary exhibition at Fredericks & Freiser tells stories about our engagement with the world. It is a tour de force of eclecticism, expansiveness, and integration, unifying ostensibly disparate images through the...Show More Summary

Darren Waterston: Opulence and ruin

Contributed by Hannah Kennedy, Two Coats Intern / Darren Waterston’s paintings and an installation called Filthy Lucre are on view at Mass MOCA through January 2015. Ranging from small canvases to engrossing alien landscapes, Waterston's paintings evoke otherworldly abstractions: dark and mysterious yet inviting. Show More Summary

Lovable: Chris Martin at Anton Kern

In his first solo show at Anton Kern, Chris Martin presents a bright, shining cosmos that signals a shift from the more visually subdued, densely painted work presented in his final show at Mitchell-Innes and Nash. Many of Martin's new...Show More Summary

Gedi Sibony moves beyond the Provisional

Gedi Sibony continues to repurpose and recycle objects, but his new work moves considerably beyond the abject provisionality of earlier work. In Greene Naftali's bunker-like new ground-floor space on W.26th Street, Sibony presents huge pieces of metal cut from a stash of decommisioned semi trailers. Show More Summary

Ideas and Influences: Helen O'Leary

Helen O'Leary grew up in rural Ireland in the the 60s and 70s, where her mother's philolsophy was "if you can't make it, you can't have it." In her 2010 Guggenheim application she wrote that this spirit of creativity and "making do"Show More Summary

Christopher Deeton's symmetries

In Bomb, Raphael Rubinstein wrote about Christopher Deeton's big, fluid, black abstractions on view at MAKEBISH through the end of the month. The paintings evoke Morris Louis's Color Field paintings, but Rubinstein, long an admirer of Deeton's work, says there's more to it than that. Show More Summary

Melissa Meyer's FASCINATION

Over the summer Melissa Meyer and I exchanged leisurely studio visits, first at my studio in DUMBO and then at hers on West 39th Street. On the second floor of an unassuming office building in the fabric district, Meyer's space has a...Show More Summary

Printmaking Monday: I'm a steamroller baby

  This weekend the Garrison Art Center celebrated their 50th Anniversary with "Rollin on the River," a woodblock printing event that featured a steamroller, a parking lot, a lovely view of the Hudson River, and a bunch of 8 x 6 foot sheets of plywood. "We had a beautiful day," artist Leslie Kerby reported. Show More Summary

Richard Tuttle reviews I, Augustus, Emperor of Rome

This month in The Brooklyn Rail Richard Tuttle contributes "Augustus," a long form essay/free writing exercise in poem form that seems to emulate a writing style that might have been prevalent in ancient Rome. The piece is about I, Augustus,...Show More Summary

TBT: Old New York

John Sloan, The City from Greenwich Village, 1922, oil on canvas, 26 x 33 3/4 inches. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Gift of Helen Farr Sloan in 1970. From the National Gallery of Art's website:The City from Greenwich Village is a lyrical celebration of the vitality and excitement of life in lower Manhattan. Show More Summary

Politics and abstract painting: Matthew Deleget at OUTLET

In the beginning, when Malevich and El Lissitzky were making some of the first abstract paintings,  abstraction was infused with politics and ideas. The connection continued through European art movements in the 1960s and 1970s, such as Arte Povera, ZERO Group, and Supports/Surfaces. Show More Summary

Art and Fiction: Donald Antrim’s dark art

Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Artists populate a number of Donald Antrim’s ominous short stories. In some, their status as artists makes the story tick. One such story is “The Emerald Light in the Air,” which appeared in the...Show More Summary

Deborah Brown: A Painterly Trajectory

  Matthew Neil Gehring curated an expansive solo show of Deborah Brown's recent paintings in the Flecker Gallery at Suffolk Community College. With his endearing adverbial swagger, Paul D'Agostino wrote the following catalog essay that...Show More Summary

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