Barbara Campbell Thomas: Ten Images (or An Abstract Painter’s Pilgrimage to Italy)

Guest Contributor Barbara Campbell Thomas / Journeying to Italy in order to bask in the perfectly toned muscular glow of High Renaissance art is a well-worn artist narrative. But while visiting Italy this past June, I bypassed the usual cast of characters entirely, taking in Florence mostly while dragging my luggage between the train station … read more… “Barbara Campbell Thomas: Ten Images (or An Abstract Painter’s Pilgrimage to Italy)”

Santa Fe: A visit to the Railyard Arts District

Contributed by Katie Fuller / On a recent trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, I was eager to check out the growing art scene in the Railyard Arts District. Being accustomed to New York, where space tends to be tight, I felt the invigorating abundance of venues like Form & Concept, LewAllen Galleries, and SITE Santa Fe, where the … read more… “Santa Fe: A visit to the Railyard Arts District”

Hilma af Klint at Serpentine Gallery: Sustenance and Possibility

Contributed by Barbara Campbell Thomas / I first laid eyes on the work of Hilma af Klint (Stockholm, 1862-1944) in 1999, while an MFA student at the University of California at Berkeley. Towards the end of a particularly fruitful studio visit, that day’s visiting artist gifted gave me with a copy of the catalogue for … read more… “Hilma af Klint at Serpentine Gallery: Sustenance and Possibility”

The Painting Center: When color matters

Color is slippery. Anyone who has ever tried to translate a casually observed color into pigment on canvas knows that the hue will never be the same as what he or she remembers. Variables like light and shadow change the same basic color from warm to cool, light to dark. And, as Albers taught us, … read more… “The Painting Center: When color matters”

Report from Greensboro, North Carolina

In October, the Art Department of the University of North Carolina Greensboro invited me for a visit, and while I was there I participated in a panel discussion that had been organized by Barbara Campbell Thomas at the beautiful Weatherspoon Art Museum in conjunction with the Maud Gatewood exhibition. I visited a slew of talented … read more… “Report from Greensboro, North Carolina”

Drawing links

Maureen McQuillan, “Untitled Photogram (QCG/3),” 2010, unique silver gelatin print, 29 x 36,” courtesy of the artist and McKenzie Fine Art  Rosemarie Fiore, “Firework Drawing #26″, 2009, lit firework residue on Fabriano paper, 41 x 48,” courtesy of Priska C. Juschka Fine Art Amy Pleasant, “Untitled (Green Cloud I),” 2009, ink and gouache on paper, … read more… “Drawing links”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / April 2018

Contributed by Sharon Butler / There is no lack of painting shows to check out in the NYC galleries this month, but I hope you have better weather than I did when I took my Parsons students to a few shows in Chelsea the other day. As my optimistic sister who likes to garden tells me each year: April showers bring May flowers…and so … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / April 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. 

June 30: Andrew Ginzel’s list of NYC shows, openings, and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / June 30, 2015 / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint. NOTE: Many venues are on special summer hours. Please inquire before going out of … read more… “June 30: Andrew Ginzel’s list of NYC shows, openings, and events”

November 18: Andrew Ginzel’s list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / November 18, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint. [Image: Stuart Shils @ Steven Harvey Fine Art Project] LOWER EAST SIDE Hannah … read more… “November 18: Andrew Ginzel’s list of NYC shows and events”