Sharon Louden: Consultants, careers, and community

I frequently get pitches via email from art consultants who offer to help me (and I imagine many other artists) get exhibitions, grants, publicity, and so forth. I often wonder if their services are helpful, or whether the consultants are taking advantage of vulnerable under-recognized artists, so I contacted my friend and colleague Sharon Louden. … read more… “Sharon Louden: Consultants, careers, and community”

Sharon Louden finds color and abstraction at Pulse and Art Basel Miami

Contributed by guest correspondent Sharon Louden / To acclimate myself to the massive quantity of work at the art fairs in Miami Beach, I thought I would dip my toes in at the Pulse Art Fair. I have noticed a lot of color and abstraction, which permeate the fair. I was particularly drawn to the … read more… “Sharon Louden finds color and abstraction at Pulse and Art Basel Miami”

Sharon Louden: Animated life

For several years Sharon Louden, who studied painting when she got her MFA at Yale, has been making large-scale, site-specific installations using flexible sheets of shiny aluminum. Her 2013 exhibition at Morgan Lehman featured a few traditional paintings, a projected animation, sculpture made of altered chairs, and an installation fabricated from thin aluminum strips, seemingly … read more… “Sharon Louden: Animated life”

Sharon Louden’s animated drawings in Philadelphia

In the Philadelphia Inquirer, Edith Newhall writes about Sharon Louden’s installation at Gallery Joe: If you’ve seen Sharon Louden’s paintings and drawings, you’ve noticed how her transparent, pudgy, colored lines look as if they’re zipping and morphing across their all-white backgrounds like so many kids set loose on a playground, shifting from a simple stroke … read more… “Sharon Louden’s animated drawings in Philadelphia”

Sharon Louden lights up Birmingham

In The Birmingham News Michael Huebner reports that The Birmingham Museum of Art has commissioned New York artist Sharon Louden to create 12 paintings that will connect the museum with its outdoor sculpture garden. As well as the 13×13-inch paintings, the exhibition, ‘Taking Turns,’ will include video animation and LED cable. Before the Sept. 28 … read more… “Sharon Louden lights up Birmingham”

History: Artist-run galleries in NYC in the 1950s and 1960s

At artist-run galleries, the conversation centers on art rather than commerce. Alternative spaces provide a place for unknown and under-recognized artists to mount exhibitions, for curators to organize their first thematic shows, and for established artists to present experimental projects that their commercial galleries aren’t interested in showing. “Inventing Downtown,” an ambitious and densely hung group show at the NYU Grey Art … read more… “History: Artist-run galleries in NYC in the 1950s and 1960s”

Art fairs: Satellite and NADA, 2016

Contributed by Sharon Louden / On Friday, I spent almost three hours at the Satellite Art Fair and returned for another half hour on Saturday. It was like having about 20 studio visits; all of the conversations were substantive. At Satellite, there was a wide range of work on display, but what was most refreshing about the experience was … read more… “Art fairs: Satellite and NADA, 2016”

Miami: A different place than last year

Contributed by Sharon Louden / Thank you, Sharon Butler, for giving me the opportunity to be a guest contributor from the art fairs in Miami Beach this week. I started with Pulse, Untitled and Art Basel Miami Beach. Like many in the art community, given the current political climate and all that’s happening in the world, my … read more… “Miami: A different place than last year”

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”

Geometric Abstraction update in DC

The best geometric abstraction goes beyond the formal arrangement of line, shape, and color to connect with larger themes and issues. In “GEOMETRIX: Line, Form, Subversion,” a big multi-venue exhibition in the DC area, curator Andrea Pollan has selected artists who use the visual language of geometric abstraction to explore a wide array of subjects … read more… “Geometric Abstraction update in DC”