Blog Profile / Two Coats of Paint

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Blog Post Archive

Sonya Blesofsky: Pursuing Past through Present

Contributed by Debbi Keynote / A recent decision to focus on the power of narrative has led me to the work of Sonya Blesofsky. Through conversation with the artist and observation of her practice, I’ve discovered a body of work that is both personal and  engaged with contemporary issues. Show More Summary

New geometries: Embracing narrative and content

Zombie Formalism–innocuous abstraction employing a pastiche of art-historical references and made to fulfill undiscriminating art market demand–has given abstract painting a bad name. Alex Baker offers a vibrant remedy. At Fleischer/Ollman...Show More Summary

Ideas and Influences: Stephen Truax

Ever since I’ve known artist-writer-curator Stephen Truax he has been in a state of what curator Anne Luther calls “hopeful doubt,” perpetually examining what painting and art might be in the 21st century. On the occasion of “How Will I Know,” his first NYC solo show, Two Coats of Paint invited Truax to share some … read more... "Ideas and Influences: Stephen Truax"

Christopher Manning’s semblances and manipulations

Contributed by Laura Farrell / Through Christopher Manning’s current solo show “Everything as Perfect as it Seems,” the Fine Arts Gallery at Westchester Community College comes alive. The show wisely centers the manipulated Polaroids for which Manning is best known, and some 200 of these images line the gallery walls. Show More Summary

A lobby symposium: Federico, Haske, Loft, Osman, Porcaro & Saltz

The Standard Motors Building in Long Island City is home to a spacious lobby gallery, organized and maintained by Deborah Freedman and Marjorie VanDyke. Freedman and VanDyke, printmakers who operate VanDeb Editions in the same building...Show More Summary

Allison Schulnik’s frenzied equestrian feminisms

Contributed by Torey Akers / Allison Schulnik’s current solo show at ZieherSmith, “Hoof II,” posits personal mythology as a material condition for world-building. Each heavily impastoed piece functions simultaneously as portal and detonation site, issuing a challenge to the institutional semantics framing femininity in contemporary art dialogue. Show More Summary

Katie Bell’s Miami breakthrough

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein /  Katie Bell‘s work, comprising scavenged construction debris, skirts the line between sculpture and assemblage. Bell combed Miami for a month to source the materials for “Backsplash,” her most recent solo show, which opened at Locust Projects September 10. Show More Summary

Sue Post: Intuitively chosen constraints

Contributed by Franklin Einspruch / Among several of my quixotic projects is to farm a heretofore neglected front yard for vegetables. It is, as they say, a work in progress. I am in charge of this project, and yet I am not. Much depends on my scant knowledge, my incomplete attention, my limited power to … read more... "Sue Post: Intuitively chosen constraints"

Quick study

This edition includes links to upcoming Open Studio dates, Clyfford Still’s pastels, the Miami art fair participant lists, Thornton Willis upstate, the gold toilet at the Guggenheim, the resurrection of Ginzel’s much-loved List, a review of Molly Crabapple’s show at Postmasters, George Bush’s new painting project, and more. Show More Summary

Art and film: Bruce Conner, escape artist

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Evident in the transfixing Bruce Conner retrospective “Bruce Conner: It’s All True” at MoMA is a probing eye that seeks out departure of one kind or another. Eclectic and countercultural, his rather...Show More Summary

IRL: The Study Room at the Metropolitan Museum

Contributed by Kate Liebman / The Metropolitan Museum’s Department of Drawings and Prints is celebrating its centennial this year, and has devoted a wall to “one masterpiece” per week through April 30, 2017. This week’s masterpiece was a portrait of a church man drawn by Jean Fouquet in the mid-15th century. Show More Summary

Julie Torres’ dispatches from Hudson, part 2

As promised in part one earlier this week, Julie Torres has sent her second report from Hudson‘s thriving gallery scene. Julie was a longtime – and much-loved! – Brooklyn resident who recently moved upstate, and while we miss having her nearby, we’re itching to visit her new neighborhood for ourselves. Show More Summary

Gregory Amenoff: Inside and Out

Contributed by Stephen Westfall / American abstraction was born in the landscape. Arthur Dove and Georgia O’Keeffe seem to have got there before anyone else, trailing plowed fields, banks of clouds, and zigzag lightning bolts into visual...Show More Summary

Art exchange: Catherine Haggarty’s trip to Los Angeles

Contributed by Catherine Haggarty / I arrived at LAX on an early flight from Newark on Saturday, August 6.  I knew I would be staying with Andrew Cortez and his girlfriend Anne Marie Taylor in Glassell Park, LA for a week. I was there to make art and new friends, and to learn about Andrew … read more... "Art exchange: Catherine Haggarty’s trip to Los Angeles"

Art and film: Growing up at 70 Hester Street with Thomas Nozkowski and Joyce Robins

Contributed by Casimir Nozkowski /  I grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in a building that was once a synagogue, a whiskey still, a raincoat factory and when I was born there, a studio for my artist parents [Thomas Nozkowski and Joyce Robins]. Show More Summary

Julie Torres’ dispatches from Hudson

We were recently surprised to learn that Bushwick artist Julie Torres has decamped from the Brooklyn neighborhood with which she’s long been associated. Now located in Hudson, NY, Torres has been settling into her new home by exploring its art scene. We asked her to send a report on the galleries in the neighborhood, and … read more... "Julie Torres’ dispatches from Hudson"

Andrew Witkin, Atlas Discussion #162

Contributed by Jeff Bergman / This conversation with Andrew Witkin took place via email after his 2016 exhibition at Theodore Art in Bushwick.  It has been edited into seven sections, at times to make it a better interview, at times to develop themes that came up in the original emails, and at other times to provide … read more... "Andrew Witkin, Atlas Discussion #162"

Peter Dudek returns from the Berkshires

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Peter Dudek spent his summer up in the Berkshires where he and his brother oversee Bascom Lodge, an old-fashioned hikers’ inn on the top of Mount Greylock. For the past few years Dudek has been hosting a small residency program–readers may recall I spent time up there in 2014. This … read more... "Peter Dudek returns from the Berkshires"

Painting: Fall preview Manhattan edition

YES: Galleries are presenting a slew of good painting exhibitions this season. The most obvious trend seems to be the continued move away from abstraction toward representational approaches–with still life and figurative work dominating. Show More Summary

(Mostly) painting: Fall preview in Brooklyn (and Queens)

Our first fall preview features primarily Brooklyn galleries–Bushwick, DUMBO, Gowanus, and Downtown. Look for me IRL on Friday, September 9, at Theodore:Art in Bushwick, and on Saturday, September 10, at 72 Front Street in DUMBO, where I’ve got paintings in two terrific group shows. Show More Summary

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