October 12, 2011

Quick study

Here are some recent items expanded from the Two Coats of Paint Twitter Feed.

Among the 18 artists selected for the deCordova Biennial is Joe Wardwell. "Come on Feel it," 2011, oil on panel, 24" x 24"

18 artists selected for deCordova Biennial, Jan. 22-Apr. 22, 2012 'The 2012 Biennial remains non-thematic but aims to reflect the dynamism, variety, and quality of art-making in the New England region. Featured artists grapple with contemporary issues, touching on a range of emergent and established practices: third wave craft, updated abstraction, art in the social sphere, a resurgence of trompe-l'oeil in object-making, and new takes on photography."  Curated by Dina Deitsch and Guest Curator Abigail Ross Goodman.

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In all the major media this week: Pregnant artist Marni Kotek plans to give birth at gallery in front of an audience.  "As this will take place in front of an audience, rather than in the privacy of my home, I am doing extra mental preparation at the advice of my doula (who along with my midwife will be present at the birth) to let go of my mind and totally go into my body. She told me that once I really enter active labor the body just takes over and I won't care at all what is going on around me. My focus will be on having my baby."

Didn't I predict that this type of parenting-as-performance piece in a 2008 article on motherhood  in The Brooklyn Rail?

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Paul married a Jersey girl?

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Sharon Arnold writes at dimensions variable // On Potential "It's been a while since I've really worked out artistic problems in words. Things could go either way but for now, things are leaning in my favour. I'm not going to know, until I know. So I will write, rather than wait. "

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David Kramer at Heiner Contemporary in Washington, DC. "Photo Op," 2011, ink/bleach/paper, 19 ½” x 25 ½”

AT World: Drawing on the Utopic - A visit to Heiner Contemporary

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Why occupy colleges? (RT )
"Of course they are angry — wouldn’t you be angry if you were graduating in the fall of 2012 with more than $30,000 in debt and fearing that you may not be able to find a job?"

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Check out the murky green Milton Resnick painting in "Portrait of a Soul" a group show curated by Jay Pluck

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Have you seen "Three Trips Around the Block" the Rico Gatson retrospective at ?

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Great advice// Careers: Don't Talk About Mentoring:

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Right-on Roberta: "Loren Munk gives dizzying visual expression to the history beneath our feet"

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Art history lesson: How LA made its reputation as the art world's outsider city

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Painter admits forgeries totalling $22 million in 'Europe's biggest art scam'  "I imagined in my mind an original, a picture that each of the painters had never got round to painting..."

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Veterans of the New York School Reflect on the 1950s - )

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And last but not least, here's the stunning painting I got at the NurtureArt Benefit last night:

Becky Yazdan, "Year of No," 2008. oil on clay panel, 9 x 12"

"The paintings are like dreams – the events of the day reorganized and combined with other events and memories until a new, often surprising, reality has taken shape."


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