Joshua Sevits: Ten Images

Guest contributor Joshua Sevits / After paying what seemed like highway robbery for admission to the Armory Show and a bizarro salmon sandwich with coffee (black), I found some amazing paintings that are definitely worth sharing. Better late than never, right? For the ten pieces I selected, the unifying factor seems to be mystification. Sometimes … read more… “Joshua Sevits: Ten Images”

Selections: Trestle’s big show of small works

Contributed by Sharon Butler / This year Trestle Gallery’s summer group show, “Small Work,” was curated by Bill Carroll, a painter and the director at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program. Selecting work for this kind of show, defined not by theme but simply by size, is always difficult. Carroll says he was … read more… “Selections: Trestle’s big show of small works”

Sharp and sardonic: Peter Saul at the Hall Art Foundation

Guest Contributor Joshua Sevits / The Hall Art Foundation in bucolic Reading, Vermont, is located in a faithfully restored stone farmhouse with three large barns, each of which has been turned into exhibition space. The barns now incongruously house a retrospective of Peter Saul’s Day-Glo paintings of giant combustive genitalia, serpentine poop, and uncompromisingly violent … read more… “Sharp and sardonic: Peter Saul at the Hall Art Foundation”

Report: “Command-Z” at Improvised Showboat

Improvised Showboat, a curatorial project developed by artists Zachary Keeting and Lauren Britton, mounted its seventh one-night show this past weekend in my new DUMBO studio at 55 Washington Street. I gave Keeting and Britton the basic idea: “Command-Z” would include work that reflected our increasing devotion to digital tools and online life. They combined … read more… “Report: “Command-Z” at Improvised Showboat”