Sahana Ramakrishnan, Atlas Discussion #179

Contributed by Jeff Bergman / I find myself absorbed in detail and affected by the stories that unfold in Sahana Ramakrishnan‘s exotic imagery. Ramakrishnan’s work, on view at Field Projects through October 28,  embraces sculpture, painting, and print, all with exuberant color and crowded images bursting with elusive tales that lead viewers down a path – maybe a forest wood, dark and deep, … read more… “Sahana Ramakrishnan, Atlas Discussion #179”

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Art and Film: Noah Baumbach’s New York state of mind

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is arguably Noah Baumbach’s best movie since The Squid and the Whale, and seems sure to advance his putative destiny of becoming Woody Allen’s successor as the ranking cinematic chronicler of the artily exasperating New York state of mind. Like the earlier movie, the new one … read more… “Art and Film: Noah Baumbach’s New York state of mind”

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Peter Halley: The new unreality

Contributed by Sharon Butler / In his first solo show at Greene Naftali, Peter Halley contends with the new American reality of an increasingly shameless and authoritarian state under which, despite the best efforts of an overstretched free press and an embattled political opposition, the difference between fact and fiction has become increasingly obscured. Halley has outfitted the cavernous gallery with metallic floor-to-ceiling digital prints, tweaked lighting, a handful of his … read more… “Peter Halley: The new unreality”

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Pierre Coupey: Beyond the borders

Contributed by Dion Kliner / Over the course of more than five decades as a non-representational painter Pierre Coupey has deliberately avoided settling into a signature style. His pursuit is the presentation of a material and its range of application. An explorer’s zeal for discovery is only half the explanation. The other is his distrust … read more… “Pierre Coupey: Beyond the borders”

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Residency in Tuscany: Scarlett Bowman talks with Jon Lutz

Contributed by Jon Lutz / This summer I had the good fortune to do a four-week residency at Villa Lena, an international program located in the hills of Tuscany. A small, well-chosen group of very talented writers, actors, photographers, performers, and visual artists was in residence during my stay. Of these, London-based Scarlett Bowman seemed to present work that was most akin to … read more… “Residency in Tuscany: Scarlett Bowman talks with Jon Lutz”

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Skulptur Projekte orbits Münster

Contributed by Loren Britton / When Skulptur Münster began in 1977, no one expected it to continue beyond its first iteration. In the early 1970’s, artist George Rickey placed his kinetic sculpture Drei rotierende Quadrate in the city, causing a public outcry against the installation of the piece. Attempting to transform public understanding about contemporary art in public spaces, the director of Münster’s Westfalisches Landesmuseum (LWL Museum) organized a series of lectures … read more… “Skulptur Projekte orbits Münster”

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Carolyn Case: The mythic and the mundane

Contributed by William Eckhardt Kohler / The more I look at the paintings by Carolyn Case in her show “Homemade Tattoo,” on view at Asya Geisberg through October 14, the more surprising I find them. Defying spatial orientation, they slip and slide, sideways, up and down. Identifiable and abstract forms fly sprawl and spill with constantly … read more… “Carolyn Case: The mythic and the mundane”

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Rafaël Rozendaal: Post-internet giddy

Contributed by Marjorie Welish / Rafaël Rozendaal‘s “Anti-Social” is polyglot, and speaks all at once. Stretched on a support for canvas is a Jacquard textile that professes both web information and an intuitively arrived at design compatible with painting. The basis for these compositions is the internet screen; and although stripped of words, the images are still identifiable as … read more… “Rafaël Rozendaal: Post-internet giddy”

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Bushwick Open Studios 2017, Part 2

Contributed by Katie Fuller / Last weekend, Bushwick Open Studios did not disappoint. The mood was uplifting and the studios were full of artistic spirit. I found myself drawn to works with an unequivocal freedom of gesture, and to those that carefully balanced adolescent verve with more seasoned cynicism. I also noticed many artists creating illusionary surfaces with unconventional materials, while … read more… “Bushwick Open Studios 2017, Part 2”

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Two Coats Resident Artist Gyan Shrosbree returns in October

This October, former Two Coats of Paint Resident Artist Gyan Shrosbree returns from Iowa for a week. “Since my last residency, I’ve been focused primarily on making huge tarp paintings that are less modular than the installations I made for the space last time,” Shrosbree wrote via email. “The last residency period definitely launched the work I am … read more… “Two Coats Resident Artist Gyan Shrosbree returns in October”

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