Lisa Ruyter’s flipbook

“Lisa Ruyter: One Million Postcards,” edited by Agnes Husslein und Martin Prinzhorn. Skarabaeus Press. Visit Ruyter’s website. On artnet, Charlie Finch examines One Million Postcards, which surveys 14 years of the artist’s work: “Lisa had quit painting at age 28 and was enjoying her work as a publicist (!) when Marilyn Minter forcibly sent her … read more… “Lisa Ruyter’s flipbook”

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Gary Hume’s cheerleaders, angels, flowers and icons

“Gary Hume: American Tan,” White Cube Mason’s Yard, London. Through Oct. 7. “Gary Hume Prints: Angels, Flowers and Icons,” Hastings Art Museum and Gallery, East Sussex. Through Sept. 23. Dividing his time between studios in London and upstate New York, Hume’s new series of paintings and bronze sculptures at Mason’s Yard is informed by his … read more… “Gary Hume’s cheerleaders, angels, flowers and icons”

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Criticism and geographic context

Regina Hackett blogs in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that critics’ choices and interpretations are informed by geographic context: “In Roberta Smith’s obit, Elizabeth Murray became a step in a fictional staircase, one of four painters — Philip Guston, Frank Stella and Brice Marden — who ‘during the 1970s rebuilt the medium from scratch, recomplicating and expanding … read more… “Criticism and geographic context”

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Robert Zakanitch in Philadelphia

“Robert Zakanitch: Lace Series,” Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Through Sept. 29. Edith Newhall reports in The Philadelphia Inquirer: “A founding member of the 1970s ‘Pattern and Decoration’ movement, Robert Zakanitch has always been an unapologetically exuberant painter who does what he loves….Zakanitch, who began this series in 1999, made six of the show’s 10 paintings … read more… “Robert Zakanitch in Philadelphia”

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Musicians who paint

“Grace Slick,” Wentworth Gallery, Schaumburg, IL. Sept. 8 and 9. Leah Pietrusiak interviews Gracie in Time Out Chicago: “My agent was like, “Why don’t you do a couple portraits,” and I was like, No; rock & roll draws rock & roll—aw, isn’t that cute? But I liked it. Rock & roll is not obscure, it’s … read more… “Musicians who paint”

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Gladys Buchs retrospective in Beverly

“Gladys Buchs: A Retrospective,” curated by Tina Buchs. Redbrick Beverly, Beverly, MA. Through Sept. 9. In the Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid reminds us of lifelong painter Gladys Buchs: “Chances are you haven’t heard of Gladys Buchs. At her artistic height, she exhibited alongside Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland in the 1960s in Washington, D.C. But … read more… “Gladys Buchs retrospective in Beverly”

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Sean Scully and Eli Broad

In Stephanie Strom’s report on charitable giving in the NYTimes, take a look at Sean Scully’s big, juicy painting hanging behind philanthropist Eli Broad in the photograph. In the absence of any current articles about Mr. Scully’s work, this presents a good opportunity to revisit material from the Scully exhibtion at the Metropolitan Museum. Here’s … read more… “Sean Scully and Eli Broad”

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Odd Odd Nerdrum

Big Red & Shiny #68 includes Victoria Z. Alexander’s thesis on Odd Nerdrum’s slow motion monstrosities:”Nerdrum has been received largely as an outcast in the official art world because his painting poses such a threat to it by evoking ideas that do not promote our culture or what the majority in the art world consider … read more… “Odd Odd Nerdrum”

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NY passes legislation to fund starving artists

News Ten Now reports: “NY state just passed a law directing the Council on the Arts to come up with grants for working artists in Syracuse. The pilot program offers $12,000 grants for individual artists and up to $20,000 for multiple artists that work as groups. ‘By combining those things into one space, a live … read more… “NY passes legislation to fund starving artists”

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Precisionist Charles Demuth’s chimney and tower paintings in Fort Worth

“Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth’s Late Paintings of Lancaster,” curated by Dr. Betsy Fahlman. Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX. Through Oct. 14. In the Dallas Morning News, Charissa N. Terranova writes that the show is small but exquisite. She reports: “Lancaster’s economic livelihood was rooted in tobacco processing and linoleum manufacturing. The paintings are … read more… “Precisionist Charles Demuth’s chimney and tower paintings in Fort Worth”

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