Art and Film: Noah Baumbach’s New York state of mind

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is arguably Noah Baumbach’s best movie since The Squid and the Whale, and seems sure to advance his putative destiny of becoming Woody Allen’s successor as the ranking cinematic chronicler of the artily exasperating New York state of mind. Like the earlier movie, the new one … read more… “Art and Film: Noah Baumbach’s New York state of mind”

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Residency in Tuscany: Scarlett Bowman talks with Jon Lutz

Contributed by Jon Lutz / This summer I had the good fortune to do a four-week residency at Villa Lena, an international program located in the hills of Tuscany. A small, well-chosen group of very talented writers, actors, photographers, performers, and visual artists was in residence during my stay. Of these, London-based Scarlett Bowman seemed to present work that was most akin to … read more… “Residency in Tuscany: Scarlett Bowman talks with Jon Lutz”

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Rafaël Rozendaal: Post-internet giddy

Contributed by Marjorie Welish / Rafaël Rozendaal‘s “Anti-Social” is polyglot, and speaks all at once. Stretched on a support for canvas is a Jacquard textile that professes both web information and an intuitively arrived at design compatible with painting. The basis for these compositions is the internet screen; and although stripped of words, the images are still identifiable as … read more… “Rafaël Rozendaal: Post-internet giddy”

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Two Coats Resident Artist Gyan Shrosbree returns in October

This October, former Two Coats of Paint Resident Artist Gyan Shrosbree returns from Iowa for a week. “Since my last residency, I’ve been focused primarily on making huge tarp paintings that are less modular than the installations I made for the space last time,” Shrosbree wrote via email. “The last residency period definitely launched the work I am … read more… “Two Coats Resident Artist Gyan Shrosbree returns in October”

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Art and Film: Aronofsky’s Bosch-esque mother!

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Albert Oehlen is perhaps foremost among visual artists seeking to capture the jangled frenzy of the Internet Age, having done so in virtuosic paintings that conveyed its sometimes frightening but often funny digital visitations into daily life and the everyday psyche. When his remarkable exhibition “Home and Garden” appeared at … read more… “Art and Film: Aronofsky’s Bosch-esque mother!”

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Artist’s Talk: Cable Griffith

Contributed by Cable Griffith / While making this work, I’ve tried to remind myself, and hopefully others, of the fundamental connection between everyone and everything. Nature is one word for it. Quantum mechanics describes an aspect of this connection on the particle level as “entanglement.” But we see much larger and more obvious expressions of … read more… “Artist’s Talk: Cable Griffith”

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Calvin Ross Carl’s post-internet confectionary wisdom

Contributed by Sharon Arnold / As I open the front door to Robert Yoder’s SEASON, a gallery housed in his beautifully renovated mid-century home, I’m greeted by a boisterous crowd. Seattle is a friendly arts community, excited by Portland artist Calvin Ross Carl’s new series of paintings. When I arrive, Calvin is holding court in … read more… “Calvin Ross Carl’s post-internet confectionary wisdom”

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Invitation: A Symposium on Contemporary Painting

Contributed by Sharon Butler / On Friday, September 15, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art in Portland is hosting a symposium in conjunction with  “American Genre: Contemporary Painting,” a sprawling exhibition curated by Michelle Grabner. Please join us for the symposium, which will begin with morning coffee and an introduction by Grabner, and end … read more… “Invitation: A Symposium on Contemporary Painting”

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Gallery crawl in Hudson

Contributed by Suzanne Joelson / In Hudson, New York, among the soap shops and home furnishings boutiques are a few galleries where painting thrives, notably John Davis, Jeff Bailey, September, and Galerie Gris. The oldest of the group, John Davis, has shown esteemed painters such as Amenoff, Bradford, and Brickhouse and is first on my list. I’m curious to see what … read more… “Gallery crawl in Hudson”

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Andrea Belag: Making changes

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Andrea Belag is best known for making dark, stormy abstractions in which fat, translucent brushstrokes swoop and twist around large-scale canvases. In her solo at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, on view through October 15, the new paintings seem to have a sunnier disposition. She has replaced large canvases with midsize wooden panels, … read more… “Andrea Belag: Making changes”

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