Catalogue essay: Robert Storr on Elena Sisto

UPDATE: On Saturday, April 2, at 2 pm, Elena Sisto and Tom Burckhardt, who has a solo show opening at Gregory Lind in San Fransisco on April 7,  will hold a public conversation at Lori Bookstein. Free and open to the public. Today we are fortunate to have another thoughtful essay from Robert Storr. He … read more… “Catalogue essay: Robert Storr on Elena Sisto”

Catalogue essay: Robert Storr on Rick Briggs

Robert Storr originally wrote the following catalogue essay about Rick Briggs‘s unusual paintings, and he has graciously allowed Two Coats of Paint to republish it. Briggs’s solo show, “Full Circle,” is on view at the Flecker Gallery at Suffolk County Community College through March 18. Some painters just can’t leave well enough alone. Which is … read more… “Catalogue essay: Robert Storr on Rick Briggs”

It’s all good: Robert Storr edits the March issue of The Brooklyn Rail

The ArtSeen section of March issue of The Brooklyn Rail is guest edited by critic, artist and curator Robert Storr. Convinced that writing negative reviews is too easy, Storr asked writers to submit only positive pieces. Here’s an excerpt from his introduction: Any writer worth their salt knows how to pan someone or something. If … read more… “It’s all good: Robert Storr edits the March issue of The Brooklyn Rail”

Robert Storr on the talk circuit: Grueling

Robert Storr drinking champagne at The American University of Paris. Photo: Susie Hollands (www.ivyparis.com), courtesy The Artblog In a report on the “trials and tribulations of the international lecture circuit” in the new issue of Frieze, Yale Art & Architecture Dean Robert Storr writes that the most dependable but generally least lucrative art world gig … read more… “Robert Storr on the talk circuit: Grueling”

The Art Newspaper and Robert Storr

The Art Newspaper interview with Robert Storr has been circulating online for the past few days. In case you haven’t already seen it posted elsewhere, here’s an excerpt. TAN: The topic of the Frieze panel is “Have Art and Theory Drifted Apart?” What are your thoughts? Robert Storr: I’m not sure that art and theory … read more… “The Art Newspaper and Robert Storr”

Jack Whitten and Robert Storr in conversation

“Jack Whitten,” Alexander Gray Associates, New York, NY. Through Oct. 20. “Jack Whitten,” P.S. 1, Queens, NY. Through Sept. 24. Jack Whitten recalls 9/11 in his conversation with Robert Storr in the Brooklyn Rail: “Watching those poor people jumping out of the buildings was the most terrifying and horrible experience. To think that close to … read more… “Jack Whitten and Robert Storr in conversation”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / May 7, 2017

As another semester winds down, some of us may be looking to visit a few outstanding shows before heading into the studio, out to the country, or back home for the summer. Two Coats has compiled a list of recommended exhibitions in New York, primarily of painting and organized by neighborhood, with handy links for those who prefer to do their gallery … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / May 7, 2017”

New subjectivity: Figurative painting at Pratt Manhattan Gallery

Contributed by Sharon Butler / In a lively group show of large canvases at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, curator Jason Stopa makes a strong case that contemporary painters, particularly those working figuratively, are cultivating a new form of Expressionism. He cites popular culture (cartoons, fashion photography, YouTube videos), personal narrative, and our embrace of online … read more… “New subjectivity: Figurative painting at Pratt Manhattan Gallery”

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”

Studio visit: Elizabeth Hazan in DUMBO

Recently stopped by Elizabeth Hazan‘s studio to check out her glowing new abstractions–lyrical paintings that reference the landscape of her childhood. We talked about her process, color strategies, surfaces, and what it was like growing up with notable New York School painters Jane Freilicher and Joe Hazan as parents. They divided their time between Manhattan … read more… “Studio visit: Elizabeth Hazan in DUMBO”