NYTimes Friday art reviews

Milton Avery watercolors and Sarah Peters drawings are reviewed in the NYTimes today. Roberta Smith on Sarah Peters: “In her first solo show, Sarah Peters breathes life into an obsession with the art and history of colonial America. The breath comes from a fidgety crosshatch technique rendered in pencil and black ballpoint pen that gives … read more… “NYTimes Friday art reviews”

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Denver hosts first exhibition from the Clyfford Still estate

Kyle MacMillan in The Denver Post reports: “Denver was chosen in 2004 as the repository for the Clyfford Still estate and future home of a museum devoted to this significant post-World War II painter….The artist retained many of his own works in part because he was something of a curmudgeon and had an often stormy … read more… “Denver hosts first exhibition from the Clyfford Still estate”

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Abstract painting in NYC: two group shows open tonight

Late Liberties, John Connelly Presents625 West 27th Street, 212-337-9563; July 12 – August 24, 2007Late Liberties is organized by artist and curator Augusto Arbizo in collaboration with John Connelly. “Much maligned and critiqued – and often used as strategy for conceptually based work – abstraction has been largely banished to the sidelines by an art … read more… “Abstract painting in NYC: two group shows open tonight”

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Pre-digital perspective

Roderick Conway Morris writes in the International Herald Tribune: “For most of his career Piero della Francesca pursued painting and mathematics with equal success. In his treatise “De prospectiva pingendi” (On Painting Perspective) he chided his fellow artists for not mastering the rules of scientific perspective.” Recent conservation of several works by Piero have stimulated … read more… “Pre-digital perspective”

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Rezoning leaves artists in the lurch…again

Andrew Lightman in the Patriot Ledger tells the all-too-familiar story of artists being kicked out of their studios in Massachusetts: “The art colony came to life as the town suffered an economic downturn in the late 1980s, when the building lost its key tenants. Attracted by the expansive rooms, high ceilings and large windows, artists … read more… “Rezoning leaves artists in the lurch…again”

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Richard Long’s muddy markmaking

In the Guardian, Adrian Searle visits Richard Long’s show at the Scottish National Galllery of Modern Art: “Lately, Long has begun drawing, not on walls or paper, but on things he has found along the way – bits of driftwood and tree trunk, Berber tent pegs from a Moroccan market, odd-shaped wooden boards used by … read more… “Richard Long’s muddy markmaking”

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Julian Schnabel nominated for Gucci filmmaking award

In Variety, Nick Vivarelli reports: “Julian Schnabel is among the nominees announced by the Gucci Group and the Venice Film Festival for the Gucci Group Award, dedicated to personalities outside the movie industry who have made an outstanding contribution to a film. Schnabel, winner of this year’s director nod at Cannes for “The Diving Bell … read more… “Julian Schnabel nominated for Gucci filmmaking award”

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Blood paintings

In the Hartford Courant, Matt Eagan writes about the new show at Real Art Ways: “Jordan Eagles uses animal blood from slaughterhouses to create his art. He knows how this sounds, but those expecting the art equivalent of the “Saw” movies will be disappointed. This is not a horror show. ‘It’s not designed to be … read more… “Blood paintings”

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Beauty show in Atlanta

Debra Wolf reviews “Luxe, Calme et Volupte” in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Order and beauty form the organizing principle in an engaging new painting exhibition at Marcia Wood Gallery curated by artist and writer Joanne Mattera. She borrows her concept from 19th-century French poet Charles Baudelaire and his poem ‘L’Invitation au Voyage’ ….Using Baudelaire and Matisse … read more… “Beauty show in Atlanta”

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