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Blog Profile / Two Coats of Paint

Filed Under:Arts / Painting
Posts on Regator:689
Posts / Week:3.7
Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Quick Study: Turner Prize, Miami, Zwirner, and, yes, surfing

In line with recent custom, the one painter shortlisted for the Turner Prize--Lynette Yiadom-Boakye--was passed over. Via NYTimes: "The artist Laure Prouvost, whose works combine whimsical objects and drawings in evocative settings with...Show More Summary

An invitation: SKIN at The Painting Center

Please join me on Thursday, December 5, at The Painting Center in Chelsea for "SKIN," an elegant exhibition curated by painter Suejin Jo and featuring a couple of my paintings as well as work by Josh Blackwell, Martin Bromirski, Suejin Jo, Scott Richter and Drew Shiflett. Show More Summary

EMAIL: "Clouds" exhibition details from Adam Simon

Dear Cloud Artist,Thank you for agreeing to be in the exhibition, “Clouds” at Lesley Heller Projects. I wanted to let you know very far in advance that the dates for the exhibition are December 15th, 2013 through January 26th, 2014. No dimension should exceed 24 inches in any direction. Show More Summary

Margaret Murphy: Unavoidable truth

On Artfcity, Whitney Kimball observed, with some justification, that artists these days seem broadly reluctant to incorporate political content into their work. But there are many salutary exceptions, from Marlene Dumas to Steve Mumford. Show More Summary

Ryan McLaughlin: Painting is flat

Remember Worcester-born, Berlin-based Ryan McLauglin's Treif Collage paintings at Frieze last year? Hovering between still life and abstraction, the charming yet dour small-scale paintings featured a minimal, greyed-down palette and shallow space. Show More Summary

Gregory Amenoff's studies

Gregory Amenoff has discovered a new decisiveness. He generated his previous paintings improvisationally, arriving at images directly through the process of painting. In contrast, Amenoff's new large-scale canvases are based on small pencil studies, which he made during a trip to Paris in the summer of 2012. Show More Summary

Providence report: Leigh Tarentino and Duane Slick

Iridescence is the ineffable thread that runs through LeighTarentino's winter landscapes and Duane Slick's stripes and Coyotes on view at the Chazen Gallery in Providence. Tarentino's paintings depict yards, houses, and gardens at night illuminated by artificial lights on trees and bushes. Show More Summary

Painting of the Day: Scott Reeder @ Lisa Cooley

Detroit artist Scott Reeder's compelling show at Lisa Cooley is full of wise-ass text-based work that features masking, airbrush and more. In the back room, two large canvases are painted to look like old-fashioned blackboards. The one on the left, Alternative Titles for Exhibitions I've Seen, has been selected as today's Painting of the Day. Show More Summary

Studio visit: Matthew Langley and the palette knife

My neighbor and fellow abstract painter Matthew Langley and I have always agreed that process is important--that how an abstract painter paints is as revealing as what he or she paints. At art school in the eighties and early nineties,...Show More Summary

An invitation: Water, Water...

Kianga Ellis Projects is hosting “Water, Water… 8 Strange Days in the City That Never Sleeps,” an exhibition organized by artist Edie Nadelhaft that considers how Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that devastated the East Coast last fall, affected artists both in terms of their studio situations and their work. Show More Summary

LOVE: Robert Indiana's hard-edged visual essays

Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / “Robert Indiana: Beyond Love” at the Whitney unabashedly aims to extricate the artist from the public’s myopic reduction of his body of work to the iconic "LOVE" image of the 1970s. It succeedsShow More Summary

IMAGES: Heather Leigh McPherson

Obsessive second-guessing, arguments with herself, and indecision all figure prominently in Heather Leigh McPherson's painting process. A few weeks ago I stopped by her post-industrial-park Providence studio to check out her stunning new series of large-scale paintings. Click for full story / links

Saltz pens a bad review: Eggerer at Petzel

I recently criticized Jerry Saltz for his group scold of contemporary painters, and today on the Vulture blog Saltz names a name, slamming Thomas Eggerer's show at Petzel: The second I saw Thomas Eggerer's current large show at Petzel...Show More Summary

EMAIL: Vancouver (continued)

After guest contributor Dion Kliner's post about Darcy Mann's October exhibition in Vancouver, a reader suggested that we write about what's going on in Vancouver NOW. "This show is over, closed, fin, stängt, in the past," our grumpy reader wrote. Show More Summary

Darcy Mann: A tangle of layers

Guest contributor: Dion Kliner / Vancouver BC / The German author Goethe wrote, “Men must retire from the world from ime to time, for the world with its lewd and superficial activity interferes with the awakening of the best.” The site of that retreat is he wilderness; desert, ocean, but very often forest. Show More Summary

Weekend Report, Part 2: Wool, Belcourt, Ellison, Kane, Motherwell and more

Following up on Part 1, Part 2 of my Weekend JPEG Report includes a trip to the Guggenheim to see the Christopher Wool 30-year retrospective, Kandinsky, and Robert Motherwell's early collages. Later I stopped by the open studios at 315 Berry Street in Williamsburg to check out new work by Louise Belcourt, Dana Kane, Lars Swan, and Lori Ellison. Show More Summary

The Weekend Report, Part 1: Beat Nite 9 in Bushwick, and the EFA Open Studios

Here's a JPEG report from a busy weekend that included a slew of studio visits, and Bushwick's Beat Nite. I also got a chance to see the new film about Camille Claudel at the Film Forum. After Claudel was committed to an asylum by her jealous, deluded brother in 1913, the brilliant artist's life became grindingly dull and lonely. Show More Summary

Last chance: Julian Pretto's artists, at Minus Space

Back in the 1970s, when impoverished, downtrodden New York City was on the verge of bankruptcy, gallerist Julian Pretto would contact building owners and ask if he could curate exhibitions in their vacant Soho and Tribeca storefronts. Show More Summary

Search: MFA art prgrams, inexpensive, top 10 MFA programs, big studios, graduate assistantships

Last year ArtInfo ran a post called "The 10 MFA Programs That Give You the Most Bang For Your Buck" and I was surprised that  University of Connecticut (my alma mater) wasn't at the top of the list. Here's why it should be. Click for full story / links

Serious Sol LeWitt

Paula Cooper recently presented a sensational installation of Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing #564, which was originally conceived for the 1988 Venice Biennale. I was knocked out by a few of LeWitt's small geometric studies on paper, hung near the front desk. Click for full story / links

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