Aicha Woods and Dave Coon have co-curated “Broad Stripes and Bright Stars,” a thoughtful group exhibition on view at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art through August 13 that focuses how artists are using the American flag as image, object, and symbol. Zachary Keeting, artist and co-founder of Gorky’s Granddaughter, sat down with co-curator Aicha Woods to discuss the artist’s role … read more… “Art and politics: “Broad Stripes and Bright Stars” in New Haven”
Cable Griffith, a painter and professor at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, caught up with Peter Scherrer, a 2016 Two Coats of Paint resident artist, to check out Scherrer’s paintings at Salon Refu in Olympia. Both painters work with landscape imagery, and their conversation explored memory, the woods, and the importance of narrative in Scherrer’s new work.
Contributed by Grant Wahlquist / Scooter LaForge is a painter who lives and works in New York City. His current exhibition at Theodore:Art, “Everything is Going to be OK,” features sculptures, works on canvas, and garments incorporating painting. I recently spoke with Scooter regarding the show, his artistic forebears, and his process in the studio.
Contributed by Debbi Kenote / “I see myself as a figure painter,” Kate Liebman tells me as I sit in her Bushwick studio, where the floor is covered with dirty paint tubes and reckless spatter. She walks me through her process and sources, touching on topics like distance, viewer insight, and political responsibility. One of the sources for her recent paintings includes a drawing … read more… “Studio visit with Kate Liebman”
In Suzanne Joelson‘s confrontational new paintings the conflicting forces of order and disruption animate a lively hash of vinyl photographic banners, paint, patterning, hollow-core wood panels, broken bits of debris, fabrics, geometric sequencing, and idiosyncratic markmaking. On the occasion of her solo show Studio 10 in Bushwick, Joelson met with painter Michele Araujo to talk about … read more… “Suzanne Joelson: How things change”
Contributed by Emil Gombos / Melissa Brown is a painter, printmaker, animator, and performance artist whose practice often centers around “paper ephemera” and the manifestations of luck and chance. Her work has drawn from games such as poker, the lottery, and most recently– for her solo exhibition “Past Present Future” at Magenta Plains – tarot … read more… “Interview: Melissa Brown’s currency”
Contributed by Danni Shen / In her most recent solo exhibition at Wave Hill, New York-based painter Amie Cunat has created a floor-to-ceiling installation, and not for the first time. Totally immersive, Hideout exemplifies Cunat’s large-scale incorporation of vibrating color juxtapositions and nebulous shapes. Originally a functional sunroom, the space is covered in the high-visibility … read more… “Interview: Amie Cunat at Wave Hill”
If you find yourself in Terminal 7 at the Los Angeles International Airport, you can’t miss Timothy Nolan’s new public art project, a series of large-scale prints, made from collages that incorporate images of maps, galaxies, and other ephemera from the days when we looked things up in encyclopedias and used atlases to find our … read more… “Interview: Timothy Nolan and his public art project at LAX”
I met David Rhodes (b. 1955, Manchester, UK) in a Greenwich Village loft where his black and white paintings, both large and small, leaned against walls and were propped on all bookshelves and tabletops. The three largest were about to be packed up and sent to Hionas Gallery for “Between the Days,” his solo show … read more… “David Rhodes: Events and incidents”
I first saw Justine Hill‘s paintings in “Metamodern,” a 2015 group show at Denny Gallery that explored the contemporary fusion of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Primitivism. Her shaped canvases seem to jump off the wall with their unexpected amalgamation of Modern abstraction, postmodern humor, and the uninhibited brio of old-school graffiti taggers. In a recent … read more… “Interview: Justine Hill in Bushwick”