Book report: Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women

Contributed by Brece Honeycutt and Anne Lindberg / Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler – Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art (New York: Little Brown and Company, 2018) is a tour de force. The book explores many important phenomena from the period of 1929-1959, including the formation of … read more… “Book report: Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women”

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Neo-Maternalism: Contemporary artists’ approach to motherhood

The December/January issue of The Brooklyn Rail is online, so go check out my article about contemporary artists’ approach to motherhood. I mean, come on, isn’t the entire messy process of creation, birth, and childrearing the ultimate unexplored content for conceptually-rooted art practice? “Ever since the Abstract Expressionists held forth at the Cedar Tavern in … read more… “Neo-Maternalism: Contemporary artists’ approach to motherhood”

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Grace Hartigan is dead

In the Baltimore Sun Mary Carole McCauley reports that Grace Hartigan, 86, passed away Saturday after a long illness. “Grace Hartigan was adamant, even imperious about the arrangements for how she would be memorialized. And she will get her way, as Hartigan, a seminal figure in the U.S. art world and a longtime Baltimore resident, … read more… “Grace Hartigan is dead”

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85-year-old Grace Hartigan shows new work in Baltimore

“Grace Hartigan: New Painting,” C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD. Through January 5. In the Baltimore City Paper, Kate Noonan reports that Hartigan continues to explore familiar themes in her paintings of brides, starlets and reinterpretations of famous portraits from art history. “In addition to the art-historical paintings that dominate the exhibition, Hartigan continues to progress … read more… “85-year-old Grace Hartigan shows new work in Baltimore”

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