Personal Jesus: worshiping Warhol and Haring together

Kurt Shaw reports in the Pittsbrugh Tribune-Review: ” There is a kind of poetic logic in the fact that Warhol and Haring created religiously inspired works at the end of their careers. Haring owned one of Warhol’s Last Supper paintings, and Warhol collaborated with Haring on more than one occasion. But the intertwining of the … read more… “Personal Jesus: worshiping Warhol and Haring together”

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Looking at the Serra show from a painter’s perspective

Blogger Joanne Mattera writes: “The mottled and scratched surface texture, always interesting, reveals itself in daylight to be something more like skin: thick here, thin there, pocked, shiny, flaky, smooth. Or skins, plural: human, animal, mammalian, amphibian. Or planetary: a sandy strand, a lunar crust, a Martian landscape. There are red-orange tracks formed by liquid … read more… “Looking at the Serra show from a painter’s perspective”

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Last chance to see “Colorfield Remix” in DC

CBSnews.com reported: “A city-wide celebration called “Colorfield Remix” features some 30 different exhibits honoring the homegrown Washington Color School. The Washington Color School was in it’s heyday in the 1960s and was comprised of a small group of painters who were making big, bright works known as Color Field paintings: Artists like Morris Louis, Kenneth … read more… “Last chance to see “Colorfield Remix” in DC”

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“My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures” premieres at the NY International Independent Film Festival

“After nearly six years of production, director/producer Johnny Boston has completed his feature length documentary titled, ‘My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures,’ a film that documents the life of Alan Russell Cowan which is slated for its US Premiere with the NY International Independent Film Festival on July 25. After winning the honor … read more… ““My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures” premieres at the NY International Independent Film Festival”

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Harwood Museum presents Diebenkorn’s work from grad school

Kyle MacMillan reports in the Denver Post: “With a painting from Richard Diebenkorn’s “Ocean Park” series in almost every major art museum in the country, it would certainly seem he is something of a known commodity by now. And to a large degree, he is. But as an important summer exhibition at the Harwood Museum … read more… “Harwood Museum presents Diebenkorn’s work from grad school”

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Claude Monet’s unknown drawings and sketches at the Clark Art Institute

Ken Johnson in the Boston Globe: “For Monet, the drawing problem was twofold. Practically, his drawing skills were not up to academic standards. And he was temperamentally disinclined to submit to the conservative authority of academic rules and regulations. So even if it is true that Monet continued to draw through his career, what is … read more… “Claude Monet’s unknown drawings and sketches at the Clark Art Institute”

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iona rozeal brown and Clare Woods in Los Angeles

In LA Times’ “Around the Galleries’ column Holly Myers recommends Brown at Sandroni Rey Gallery and Clare Woods at Karyn Lovegrove Gallery: “The painter iona rozeal brown has been circling the same relatively narrow territory since completing her graduate degree at Yale five years ago: the unlikely — or at least counterintuitive — intersection of … read more… “iona rozeal brown and Clare Woods in Los Angeles”

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Hudson River School painters at the New-York Historical Society

Martha Schwendener in the NYTimes: “Ah, summer. Time to venture into the great American outdoors — or at least consider the concept by paying a visit to the New-York Historical Society. Because, as the exhibition “Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School” argues, the notion of an American landscape brimming with sacred sites … read more… “Hudson River School painters at the New-York Historical Society”

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NYTimes Friday art reviews: Alex Hay

Roberta Smith reviews: “Alex Hay’s paintings have always operated in the unlikely gap between modernist abstraction and a precise form of rendering that relates to both Pop Art and Photo Realism…This show takes him into new terrain with six paintings completed from 2003 to 2007, which get better as they go along. They are scaled-up … read more… “NYTimes Friday art reviews: Alex Hay”

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Martín Ramírez drawings at the San Jose Museum of Art

Kenneth Baker in the San Francisco Chronicle: “These days, art museums frequently introduce important exhibitions with orientation materials. They seldom enlist another institution to do it for them, as the San Jose Museum of Art has with its visually gripping exhibition ‘Martín Ramírez.’ Stop first at San Jose’s Mexican Heritage Plaza, where two large rooms … read more… “Martín Ramírez drawings at the San Jose Museum of Art”

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