Artists’ spaces: The Painting Center

Contributed by Sharon Butler / I was on Facebook the other day and noticed Dana Gordon’s post about the history of The Painting Center. Back in the 1990s, when NYC galleries were centered in Soho, curators were more interested in video, installation, conceptual, and performance projects than they were in painting exhibitions. After a brief … read more… “Artists’ spaces: The Painting Center”

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Carl Plansky: “The more I see contemporary painting distrust feeling, the more feeling I put into my painting”

In the Wall Street Journal, Lance Esplund reports that Carl Plansky’s paintings of flower bouquets — some nearly seven feet tall — threaten to leap from the canvas and strangle the viewer like full-frontal assaults. “Looking at his exhibition of a dozen paintings of bouquets, a hard maple tree and a life-size, nude self-portrait, ‘Poseidon’ … read more… “Carl Plansky: “The more I see contemporary painting distrust feeling, the more feeling I put into my painting””

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