Hilma af Klint: A timely message from the beyond

Contributed by Emma Stolarski / At the Guggenheim, Hilma af Klint’s paintings present themselves one by one, up the spiral ramp, just as she had dreamt in her sketches over 100 years ago. Her visionary drawing, Paintings for the Temple, was created during a session with her spiritual guides. She led a spiritually rich life and … read more… “Hilma af Klint: A timely message from the beyond”

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David Humphrey: Facile like a fox

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / It might be tempting to conclude that David Humphrey is too facile a painter for his own damn good – that his command of brush, surface, and pigment across a spectrum from representational to abstract is so assured, his vision so pristinely and confidently realized on the canvas, that he leaves little … read more… “David Humphrey: Facile like a fox”

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Robert Yoder on slowing down the process

Contributed by Sharon Butler / I met Robert Yoder at a fair in Miami a few years back, and, since we have a similar aesthetic, he invited me to show some work at SEASON, the gallery he runs out of his beautiful mid-century modern home in Seattle. This month Yoder has a solo at frosch & portmann, on view through April … read more… “Robert Yoder on slowing down the process”

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Interview: Magalie Guérin’s multiple endings

Contributed by Sangram Majumdar / Last weekend Magalie Guérin and I met up at her current exhibition, SOLUTE at Chapter NY, to talk shop. We discussed the choices painters make, how paintings are sometimes like people, how colors from the past return unexpectedly, whether marks can be categorized as nouns or verbs, and the importance of looking deeply. Her exhibition … read more… “Interview: Magalie Guérin’s multiple endings”

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Leslie Wayne: Burning down the house

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Now in her mid-60s, Leslie Wayne has had several impressive shows at Jack Shainman, but the work in her current exhibition, on view through March 30, exceeds its predecessors in conceptual confidence, mastery of materials, and even an impressive swelling of imagination.  She has scaled up the size of her … read more… “Leslie Wayne: Burning down the house”

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Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: March 2019

Despite the distraction of the art fairs, March must be a good month to present exhibitions. Several gallerists and former gallerists are stepping out from behind the desk to show their own work. Look for Joe Amrhein (Pierogi, LES) at Postmasters, Deborah Brown (former owner/director of Storefront Ten Eyck, Bushwick) at Burning in Water Art, Fran O’Neill (former … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: March 2019”

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Pregame Painting Report: 2019 Whitney Biennial

The 2019 edition of the Whitney Biennial, on view May 17 through September 22, was curated by Whitney Museum Associate Curator Jane Panetta and Assistant Curator Rujeko Hockley. Each has experience curating painting into group exhibitions, which means we should see some relevant, maybe thought-provoking, work on canvas (or related material). Hockley came to the Whitney in 2017 from the Brooklyn … read more… “Pregame Painting Report: 2019 Whitney Biennial”

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Vincent Desiderio: Painting as a theoretical vanguard

Contributed by Barbara Kerstetter / Vincent Desiderio is a powerful, unique voice in the contemporary art world. His paintings have commanded an international following for more than two decades. Born in Philadelphia in 1955, Desiderio graduated from Haverford College, where he studied painting and art history. Today he is a senior critic at the New York Academy of Art and … read more… “Vincent Desiderio: Painting as a theoretical vanguard”

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Dennis Hollingsworth: Pushing paint and painting

Contributed by Riad Miah / Dennis Hollingsworth’s exhibition “Burgeoning,” the artist’s first solo show at Gallery Richard on the Lower East Side, comprises conventional paintings from as early as 2014 and newer ones that move decisively into three dimensions. Without adding solvents, Hollingsworth massages paint from the tube to a creamy consistency and then applies it … read more… “Dennis Hollingsworth: Pushing paint and painting”

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Dana Schutz, jogging alongside the train wreck

Contributed by Zach Seeger / In her new work on view at Petzel through February 23, Dana Schutz finds herself wielding the brush of post recession rapture painting, a condition of exhaustive, Beckett-like inevitability where the steady drip of bad news informs our social media feeds. She imagines the world outside her studio, empathizing with the toilers of pathological banality while depicting … read more… “Dana Schutz, jogging alongside the train wreck”

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