Artists making a difference in the community

Douglas Brown profiles Denver artist Darrell Anderson in the Denver Post: “Anderson did not graduate from an art college. He didn’t spend his youth studying his craft with different masters. Anderson never could get into galleries, he says. He just painted, and got involved with the community. He’d attend chamber of commerce after-work events, and … read more… “Artists making a difference in the community”

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A dilettante’s guide to art: 1001 Paintings You Should See Before You Die

 In the Smart Set Morgan Meis, a founding member of Flux Factory, reviews Stephen Farthing’s book, “1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die,”  “Sometime in the middle of the 19th century painting started to get a little screwed up. It began to worry. Painters stopped simply doing what they were doing and started spending … read more… “A dilettante’s guide to art: 1001 Paintings You Should See Before You Die”

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Cameron Martin’s neonoir experience

“Neonoir,” curated by Cameron Martin. Howard House, Seattle, WA. Through Sept. 22. Artists include Dike Blair, Michael Byron, Judith Eisler, Wayne Gonzales, Angelina Gualdoni,George Rush, Helen Sadler. Martin writes in her essay: “For me, the contemporary noir image can highlight a new kind of sublimity, in which our fear of an identifiable moral lapse is … read more… “Cameron Martin’s neonoir experience”

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Eric Fischl: Face time in the Hamptons

In the NYTimes, Martha Schwendener reports: “The show at the Parrish, ‘All the More Real: Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy,’ stems from discussions between Mr. Fischl and Ms. Falkenberg, who met when Mr. Fischl saw a film at the museum about the strategies artists use to elicit responses from viewers. With Mr. Fischl’s ruminations on … read more… “Eric Fischl: Face time in the Hamptons”

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Jacqueline Humphries: catching the light

“Jacqueline Humphries,”Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA. Through Aug. 30 Cate McQuaid reports in the Boston Globe: “Glitter is kitschy, glitter is glam; glitter is saccharine and pretty. The painter Jacqueline Humphries throws all that to the wind, deploying glitter with nuance and care in some of the wonderful abstract paintings she has up at Albert … read more… “Jacqueline Humphries: catching the light”

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Snowblind in Pittsburgh

“Snowblind,” curated by Thad Kellstadt. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, SPACE, Pittsburgh, PA. Through Sept. 15. See images from the show. Kurt Shaw reports in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “For several years now, Kellstadt has been the Pied Piper of Pittsburgh’s 20- and 30-something artists. Having an enviable post with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, he has been behind … read more… “Snowblind in Pittsburgh”

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Engaged in Pasadena

“Touched: Artists and Social Engagement,” curated by Noel Korten. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA. Through Sept. 2. Holly Myers reports in the LA Times: “The show is as earnest an exhibition as its rather clunky title implies, but — thanks to a thoughtful selection of artists and plenty of … read more… “Engaged in Pasadena”

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American-art collectors Peter and Paula Lunder believe the collection speaks for itself

Robbie Brown reports in the Boston Globe: “Peter Lunder, the former Dexter Shoe Company president, and his wife Paula, who live in Maine and own a home in Boston, have assembled one of the nation’s largest and most valuable collections of American art. Appraised at $100 million, the Lunder portfolio comprises 500 works by American … read more… “American-art collectors Peter and Paula Lunder believe the collection speaks for itself”

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Callum Innes: the painter’s process

Callum Innes ‘From Memory’ Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. through Sept. 23. Organized by The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. The exhibition was previously shown at Modern Art Oxford, and will be at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in November 2007. Read more about the artist. Rebecca Rose reports in the Financial Times: “Callum Innes is a painter’s … read more… “Callum Innes: the painter’s process”

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Street art and mural news

Note to emerging artists, upstart galleries and other publicity seekers: street art and mural projects always generate more media coverage than gallery shows, although not necessarily from the art critics. Because of their public visibility, these projects are treated as “news,” and as we all know, news stories receive far more space than arts coverage. … read more… “Street art and mural news”

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