Catching up with Adam Cvijanovic

Back when I was an art student in Boston, everyone swooned over Adam Cvijanovic’s amazing command over paint and powerful subjectmatter, so I’m looking forward to seeing his ambitious new show based on D. W. Griffith’s 1916 silent epic “Intolerance,” at Bellwether this month. In the NY Times, Carol Kino profiles the irrepressible painter.“’I’m basically … read more… “Catching up with Adam Cvijanovic”

Facing reality: The Seattle Art Fair

Contributed by Erin Langner / In the center of the 2018 Seattle Art Fair,  Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar’s white neon script, hovering in Galerie Lelong’s booth, reads “Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness.” Jaar has appropriated these words, penned by poet W.H. Auden, many times before. But, as the fourth year of Seattle’s international fair opened on August 2, … read more… “Facing reality: The Seattle Art Fair”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / June 2018

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Here is a selected list of painting shows I’m heading out to see this week. For a more comprehensive, all-media listing, check out The List on artcritical and ArtForum’s ARTGUIDE. Excellent phone apps like See Saw Gallery Guide and NYArtBeat allow you to bookmark exhibitions and then display the gallery locations on a neighborhood map. I’ll be adding more to this list before the end … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / June 2018”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / May 2018

  Contributed by Sharon Butler / After classes end (final crits this week!), but before everyone heads out of town for summer (hello Truro in June, Yaddo in July, tent in trunk just in case!), let’s check out some painting shows.  As usual, a more comprehensive, all-media listing, is available at The List on artcritical and in ArtForum’s ARTGUIDE. Excellent phone apps like See Saw … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / May 2018”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / March 2018

Contributed by Sharon Butler / In case readers want to check out some painting shows but aren’t interested in racing around to the art fairs (or paying the entry fees), here are some gallery shows worth checking out this month. More comprehensive, all-media listings, are available at The List on artcritical and ArtForum’s ARTGUIDE. Excellent phone apps like See Saw Gallery Guide and NYArtBeat allow you to bookmark exhibitions and then display the … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / March 2018”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / July 10, 2017

Our mid-summer selected exhibitions list, organized by neighborhood, is, well, blooming with group shows that feature flowers, gardens, and nature. For those of you who are out of town, perhaps tending your own patch of land or painting at an artists’ residency upstate, links are included for online browsing. For a full exhibition listing, make sure to check out “The List” at artcritical. 

Fiction: The Unknown Masterpiece [Honore De Balzac]

Today marks the beginning of the Two Coats of Paint fiction column, a special summer section featuring short stories about artists, collectors, galleries, and other matters centered in the art world. To kick the series off, we present Balzac’s classic, “The Unknown Masterpiece.” Originally published in 1837 and set in the 1600s, the story is about an old painter named Frenhofer who … read more… “Fiction: The Unknown Masterpiece [Honore De Balzac]”

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. Here’s a list of the shows I’m looking forward to seeing, with links in case readers can’t get to the galleries. … read more… “Painting: Fall preview Manhattan edition”

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”