Blog Profile / Two Coats of Paint

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Studio visit: Frédérique Lucien

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Frédérique Lucien and I met during the Bushwick iteration of “Deux Côtés / Two Sides,” a collaborative exhibition organized by Stephanie Theodore and Emilie Ovaere-Corthay, the director of legendary Galerie...Show More Summary

A studio visit with Sascha Braunig

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / Sascha Braunig, whose solo show “Shivers,” is on view at MoMA PS1 through March 5, recently returned to New York City from Portland, Maine, to participate in the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program. When I...Show More Summary

Recommended: Ongoing and upcoming exhibitions

In the unrelenting year-end swirl of grading, final reviews, impending global upheaval, and extra holiday-related chores, you probably have a nagging feeling that you’ve missed some good shows. And perhaps you’re wondering about the exhibitions that are opening in January. Show More Summary

Quick Study

The 2016-you’re-killing-me edition: Paul D’Agostino’s art round up at Brooklyn Magazine, Ivanka’s art collection (and Playboy bunny style), heartbreaking story about opioid addiction, and an update on the $50 Stock Club for Artists.Show More Summary

Art and Film: Damien Chazelle comes of age in LA LA Land

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Whiplash, Damien Chazell’s remarkably assured and incendiary second feature from 2014, made the case that artistic accomplishment was predominantly a cloistered process of Darwinian nastiness, redeemed only in an evanescent performance that the artist must keep repeating to make good on his dark investment. Show More Summary

RUMOR: Painter Sylvester Stallone to head NEA

Rumors are circulating that the Trump organization might be thinking about appointing Sylvester Stallone to head the National Endowment for the Arts. Most of us know that Stallone is an actor (Yo, Adrian), but few realize that he also identifies as a painter. Show More Summary

Cy Twombly, emotional content, at Centre Pompidou

I was lucky to have a chance to stop by the compelling Cy Twombly retrospective at Centre Pompidou in Paris earlier this month. Spanning Twombly’s entire career, the exhibition comprises three major series: “Nine Discourses on Commodus” (1963), “Fifty Days at Iliam” (1978), and “Coronation of Sesostris” (2000). Show More Summary

Francesco Clemente: Constantly beginning

In Paris last week I stopped by Galerie Templon near the Centre Pompidou to see Francesco Clemente’s charming new paintings. An Italian artist who travels between New York, Rome, New Mexico and India, Clemente was one of the painters...Show More Summary

Godward and upward at SLAG

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Ben Godward is at home with bright colors and exotic shapes. The New York sculptor has for some time been producing boldly optic, resolutely asymmetrical pieces that render impressions of roiling urban excess into freewheeling mixed media, abundantly featuring foam, urethane resin, and Day-Glo hues. Show More Summary

Marjorie Welish: Procedural difference, conceptual consequence

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Followers of post-election news coverage, despairing over rampant voter suppression, are bereft over the Electoral College electors’ unwillingness to cast their votes for the sane candidate who overwhelmingly won the popular vote. Show More Summary

Art fairs: Satellite and NADA, 2016

Contributed by Sharon Louden / On Friday, I spent almost three hours at the Satellite Art Fair and returned for another half hour on Saturday. It was like having about 20 studio visits; all of the conversations were substantive. At Satellite,...Show More Summary

Interview: Max Maslansky’s porn-painted sheets

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / Max Maslansky is a Los Angeles painter who makes acrylic paintings on stretched pillowcases and bed sheets using imagery culled from vintage pornography. They depict stylized and often-dreamlike...Show More Summary

Miami: A different place than last year

Contributed by Sharon Louden / Thank you, Sharon Butler, for giving me the opportunity to be a guest contributor from the art fairs in Miami Beach this week. I started with Pulse, Untitled and Art Basel Miami Beach. Like many in the art community, given the current political climate and all that’s happening in the world, my … read more... Show More Summary

Invitations: Miami and Paris

I have two shows opening this week: A solo show (S-105) curated by Robert Yoder/SEASON at the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair and the Paris iteration of  “Deux Côtés / Two Sides,” at Galerie Jean Fournier.  This exhibition is the second of a two-part collaboration, presented with  Theodore:Art in Brooklyn. Show More Summary

Pius Fox: Visual Echoes

Contributed by Mira Dayal / Pastel balloons pregnant with helium shimmer in front of angular shadows cast from unseen objects in a photograph of a small room. In a nearby painting, these shapes morph into colorful arcs and elbows that playfully mimic the photograph’s composition. Show More Summary

Jacob Kassay: Familiarity superseding reflection?

Contributed by Sharon Butler/ In “H-L,” Jacob Kassay’s second solo show at 303 Gallery, the artist has left behind the silver-covered canvases for which he is best known. In the new work, he contemplates space, introducing white aluminum...Show More Summary

Of note: Eric Brown, Suchness

Eric Brown, co-director of Tibor De Nagy Gallery, has been a secret painter for years, and this month he had his first NYC solo show at CRUSH Curatorial in Chelsea. We’ve shown together  at Theodore:Art in Bushwick several times, and I’ve always loved his matt surfaces, rich color relationships, and endearingly hand-drawn geometric shapes. Show More Summary

Thank you, Shirley

The following text is Raphael Rubinstein‘s moving remembrance of  Shirley Jaffe, which he read during the October memorial service for Jaffe at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The images are courtesy of Tibor de Nagy, Jaffe’s NYC gallery. Show More Summary

Artists under duress: Max Beckmann

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Esteemed in Germany during the Weimar Republic but branded a “degenerate artist” by the anti-modern Adolf Hitler, the great expressionist painter Max Beckmann fled Nazi Germany to Amsterdam and continued to paint. Show More Summary

Zach Seeger’s surveillance

I asked Zach Seeger, artist and co-director of This Friday Or Next Friday, a small gallery space in DUMBO, why he paints eyes. “I began painting the eye paintings following a series of collages that were inspired by the threat (real or imagined) of an all formatting eye: the eye of surveillance which serves as omnipresent … read more... "Zach Seeger’s surveillance"

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