Interview: Amie Cunat at Wave Hill

Contributed by Danni Shen / In her most recent solo exhibition at Wave Hill, New York-based painter Amie Cunat has created a floor-to-ceiling installation, and not for the first time. Totally immersive, Hideout exemplifies Cunat’s large-scale incorporation of vibrating color juxtapositions and nebulous shapes. Originally a functional sunroom, the space is covered in the high-visibility … read more… “Interview: Amie Cunat at Wave Hill”

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My camping residency at Hammonasset Beach

This week I bought a cheap tent and headed to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut, for a break from the city. I wanted to see the starry sky, draw by the nearly-full moon, and wake up before dawn to watch the sunrise on the beach. The 500-site campground is a mecca for families … read more… “My camping residency at Hammonasset Beach”

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Art and Film: Ira Sachs on art and growing up

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Ira Sachs makes sensitive movies about contemporary urban life that are distinguished by their grand refusal to present stock characters or clichéd set-ups. Everything for him is a very particular situation, its resolution or unraveling organically driven by the unique traits and freight of the people involved. Despite this admirably … read more… “Art and Film: Ira Sachs on art and growing up”

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Margot Bergman: The truer face

Contributed by Will Fenstermaker / The vultus, a Latin word that has no equivalent in Indo-European languages or ancient Greek, is the face that lies latent behind every image of a person. In an essay titled “An Idea of Glory,” Giorgio Agamben wrote that the vultus “isn’t something that transcends the face: it is the … read more… “Margot Bergman: The truer face”

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Stuart Davis: The last painting

Stuart Davis, whose uneven but exhilarating retrospective is on view at the Whitney through September 25, is known for his playful fusion of advertising typography, bright color, and bold abstract shapes and lines. The exhibition begins with work from his early years and ends with his very last painting Fin, an image of which appears … read more… “Stuart Davis: The last painting”

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A new maximalism? Collecting, typologies, and objects in “The Keepers”

The New York Times Magazine recently ran a column about the tyranny (and ubiquity) of minimalism as a hipster aesthetic. Author Kyle Chayka explored the fashionable trend toward downsizing—purging clutter and embracing fewer and more efficient, if often beautiful, objects. For those longing for an end to the less-is-more movement, an antidote may have arrived: … read more… “A new maximalism? Collecting, typologies, and objects in “The Keepers””

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Conversation: Harry Davies on the union of material and meaning

Contributed by Kate Liebman / Harry Davies and I met in a painting critique session a couple of years ago when BHQFU was offering classes in the East Village. I visited his studio at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia recently, and we discussed what’s on his mind and in his paintings. [Image at top: Harry … read more… “Conversation: Harry Davies on the union of material and meaning”

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Interview: Timothy Nolan and his public art project at LAX

If you find yourself in Terminal 7 at the Los Angeles International Airport, you can’t miss Timothy Nolan’s new public art project, a series of  large-scale prints, made from collages that incorporate images of maps, galaxies, and other ephemera from the days when we looked things up in encyclopedias and used atlases to find our … read more… “Interview: Timothy Nolan and his public art project at LAX”

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Invitations: Outlet Fine Art, Theodore:Art, Galerie Jean Fournier, Lesley Heller

This Friday, August 5, please join me at Outlet Fine Arts in Bushwick for the opening reception of “ISSUE 001: EXPENSIVE POETRY, the release of Postprint Magazine.” Organized by Julian A. Jimarez Howard and Postprint Magazine, the exhibition features a few of my paintings alongside work by Paul D’Agostino, Gary Gissler, Julia Madsen, An Authentic … read more… “Invitations: Outlet Fine Art, Theodore:Art, Galerie Jean Fournier, Lesley Heller”

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