February 6, 2013

Quick study: tART Collective, Lincoln, SCHEMA, Shiflett, and a job in Baltimore


Rachael Gorchov, a member of NYC feminist group The tART Collective, recently told me about   "Collectively Assembled: 28 Visits, One Show," an exhibition project created by the collective that's on view at Arts@Renaissance through March 16, 2013. Over the course of the past year, artists in the collective engaged in a a chain of studio visits, each selecting a piece in response to the work that was previously selected. Documented on the collective's blog, the process continued until each artist had both hosted a studio visit and selected work from someone else's studio. Great idea.

Image above: Rachael Gorchov,  NJ Turnpike skies seen from Paonia, CO, 2012, acrylic paint, papier mache, and burlap. Image courtesy of the artist's website.

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 Amy Lincoln, Jungle with Zebras, acrylic on panel, 2012, 24 x 37 inches

Amy Lincoln, who counts Henri Rousseau, Balthus, Dutch still life painters, Elsworth Kelly, Op-artists, and Early American painters among her heroes, has a solo show at Projekt 722, an artist-run exhibition space in Williamsburg, entitled "Plants, Portraits and a Distant View," through February 24, 2013.

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New gallery in Bushwick! Dedicated exclusively to works of art on paper and housed in a former barbershop storefront near the Jefferson stop on the L Train, SCHEMA PROJECTS is the brainchild of  Mary Judge, an artist known for her dedication to all forms of drawing, both as a studio artist and educator.  Blonde Art Books, under the direction of Sonel Breslav, will also have a home in the gallery.

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The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), a two-year, full-time program enrolling about 28 students, invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Mount Royal School of Art. Although materials received before February 4, 2013 are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled.

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Drew Shiflett, Untitled #62, 2011, graphite, ink, watercolor, conte crayon, cheecloth, paper, handmade paper, 40 x 37 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches. Image courtesy of Lesley Heller gallery.

Drew Shiflett's beautiful show at Lesley Heller garnered a good review in Art in America this month. "As the artist marks time, striving to slow it down, something similar is experienced by the viewer looking into the minutiae of layers and lines," Elisa Decker writes. "In a sense, Shiflett's draw­ings provide a metaphor for the human condition; they are contained, yet they have an expansive quality that suggests they could go on and on."

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At Big Red & Shiny, Samuel Rowlett contributes a review round-up of art exhibitions and events in the greater Connecticut River region. Traveling downstream from Vermont to Connecticut, Rowlett includes shows at Marlboro College, UMass Amherst, the Amherst Biennial, MassMOCA, and even my show at Real Art Ways. "As a painter, I was instantly struck by Sharon Butler’s solo exhibition Gone Wrong..." Hey Sam--thanks for the shout!

My fall 2012 installation at Real Art Ways. Image courtesy of Big Red & Shiny.

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