Ruth Root: Syntax for a jangled world

Contributed by Jason Andrew / In an exhibition of ten new paintings at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Ruth Root extends her definition of the medium and her own personal language. Since the late 1990s, through a variety of  “painting” materials, Root has charted an independent course through a Formalist-sanctioned medium, often rigidly classified by shape, color, and … read more… “Ruth Root: Syntax for a jangled world”

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Yevgeniya Baras: Impastoed strata

  Contributed by Jason Andrew / Spend anytime out in the rural West, particularly the plains of southwest Texas, and you’ll discover the daunting challenge of repelling dust and dirt. At some point, you just have to accept a little discomfort as a small cost of the region’s wondrous horizons, desert winds, and moonlit nights. … read more… “Yevgeniya Baras: Impastoed strata”

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Nancy Graves: Sorting the cosmic haze

Contributed by Jason Andrew / In 1959, British scientist and novelist C.P. Snow, struck by the inability of intellectuals and scientists to communicate and thereby to make sense of and tame nuclear weapons, delivered a lecture at Cambridge arguing that the divide between the sciences and the humanities was intensifying world’s problems. Two Cultures and … read more… “Nancy Graves: Sorting the cosmic haze”

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Judy Pfaff: Busting pictures to hell

Contributed by Jason Andrew / De Kooning once said, “Every so often a painter has to destroy painting.” Cezanne did it. Picasso did it. Then there was Pollock. As de Kooning put it, he “busted our idea of a picture to hell.” And after him came Judy Pfaff. Ever since her three-wall breakout show in … read more… “Judy Pfaff: Busting pictures to hell”

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Jenny Snider: Mutiny, rebellion, the experience of life

Contributed by Jason Andrew / Jenny Snider is a storyteller. The content and form of her art come from a variety of sources: history, popular culture, politics, and art itself in the form of grid-based abstraction representing natural and mechanical forms. But singularly, she is interested in “describing the experience of the life I know and … read more… “Jenny Snider: Mutiny, rebellion, the experience of life”

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Katherine Bradford: Deep image painting

Contributed by Jason Andrew / The art of Katherine Bradford, on view at Canada through October 21, is deep image painting. Her often heroic imagery and surrealist leaps echo a floating world, one that narratively exists between the real and the dream. Each work has a self-conscious spiritualist language that represents a developing poetic stance – a … read more… “Katherine Bradford: Deep image painting”

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Tworkov’s first comprehensive NYC survey opens this week

Jack Tworkov in his Provincetown studio. Photo by © Arnold Newman, for an article written by Robert Hatch, “At The Tip Of Cape Cod,” July 1961 issue of Horizon.Via the Provincetown Artist Registry. The UBS Art Gallery presents New York City’s first comprehensive survey of the work of American painter Jack Tworkov (1900-1982). “Jack Tworkov: … read more… “Tworkov’s first comprehensive NYC survey opens this week”

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