A selection from Bushwick Open Studios, 2015

Guest contributor Allison Hale / Both days provided an excellent view into the studio spaces and the community of artists living and working in Bushwick. On Saturday I went to 1717 Troutman, a building packed with young and emerging artists. Julia Bland was the definite highlight. Bland creates wall-assembled pieces imbued with textile design. At … read more… “A selection from Bushwick Open Studios, 2015”

A randomly selective Bushwick Open Studios crawl, 2015

Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Bushwick has become such a fertile and active art community that it can be hard to distinguish extraordinary happenings from the day-to-day thrum of the place. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to be jaded about Bushwick Open Studios for a number of reasons – in particular, the immense range of work the … read more… “A randomly selective Bushwick Open Studios crawl, 2015”

June 17 : Andrew Ginzel’s list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / June 17, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts.  Note: Images are selected by Two Coats of Paint. [Image at top: Michael Wyshock @ Lu Magnus] LOWER EAST SIDE Anicka Yi / … read more… “June 17 : Andrew Ginzel’s list of NYC shows and events”

May 20: Andrew Ginzel’s list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / May 20, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts.  Note: Images are selected by Two Coats of Paint. Matt Connors @ Canada LOWER EAST SIDE Anicka Yi / Chapter NY / 127 … read more… “May 20: Andrew Ginzel’s list of NYC shows and events”

Search: MFA art programs, inexpensive, top 10 MFA programs, bigstudios, graduate assistantships

Last year ArtInfo ran a post called “The 10 MFA Programs That Give You the Most Bang For Your Buck” and I was surprised that  University of Connecticut (my alma mater) wasn’t at the top of the list. Here’s why it should be. Halfway between New York City and Boston, UConn is located in the … read more… “Search: MFA art programs, inexpensive, top 10 MFA programs, bigstudios, graduate assistantships”

Quick study: Bushwick, Venice, Hong Kong

The seventh annual Bushwick Open Studios takes place next weekend, May 31-June 2! Thousands of artists will be participating, and a quick search of the website uncovers more than 365 painting shows. Help support the event by buying a copy of Loren Munk’s Bushwick print (pictured above) at Supreme Digital.  And keep in mind that … read more… “Quick study: Bushwick, Venice, Hong Kong”

“A short line drawn between sex appeal and a retinal overload gross out”

Clicking through my inbox this morning, deluged with paintings slathered in bright, saturated color, I was reminded of an artists book produced in an MFA seminar I taught last semester at the University of Connecticut. Russell Shoemaker, Lover’s Lane, 2013, acrylic on canvas, large scale. In Formula, painter Russell Shoemaker writes passionately about color, dividing … read more… ““A short line drawn between sex appeal and a retinal overload gross out””

Two Coats of Paint Press book release: 117 GRATTAN

Two Coats of Paint Press has just released the artist’s proof for 117 Grattan, a book I created (with lots of help from Two Coats design intern Stef Paschen-May) for “Gone Wrong,” a solo exhibition at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut.  Please join me this Saturday, November 10, at 2pm, during Hartford Open Studios … read more… “Two Coats of Paint Press book release: 117 GRATTAN”