“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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Sublime portraits of children reveal evolving notions of innocence

Children in portraits were first depicted only as tiny adults, little devils, or props to their parents’ ambition. In The Guardian, Antonia Fraser charts the evolution from brats to innocents as art reflected changing attitudes to childhood throughout Europe “Fifty years after Montaigne, a neighbour reassured a woman who had recently given birth to her … read more… “Sublime portraits of children reveal evolving notions of innocence”

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NY Magazine features Chelsea gallery recommendations

In New York Magazine, Karen Rosenberg asks, given “an afternoon in Chelsea: which shows are worth the sweltering slog?” Before all the galleries close and their staffs make the customary late-summer retreat to cooler climes, she offers this guide to the season’s final must-sees. Several include painting. Read more.

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Unrehearsed expressiveness in art

Kenneth Baker in The San Francisco Chronicle recommends The Passionate Gesture: “Hackett-Freedmaninvites us to think about whether and how we can recognize unrehearsed expressiveness in art. Modernism staked itself on fresh starts, or faith in them, again and again. Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism, Constructivism, on down to Pop Art, minimalism and conceptual art — … read more… “Unrehearsed expressiveness in art”

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