Art and Books: Joanne Mattera remembers

Contributed by Sharon Butler / How artists apprehend the world is framed largely by their early experiences. Yet, unless artists achieve blue-chip success, we rarely get a firm handle on what those experiences might have been. That’s why Joanne Mattera’s memoir Vita makes compelling reading. Artists like Mattera don’t measure their success by rising auction … read more… “Art and Books: Joanne Mattera remembers”

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Bloggers panelize at Art Miami in December

Art Bloggers@, an organization Joanne Mattera and I started in 2007, has been invited to organize a panel discussion at Art Miami in December. We’re calling the panel “Beyond Basic Blogging: Carving Our Niche in the Blogosphere,” and we hope to discuss developments in art blogging from the past year. “Call it journalistic physics: With … read more… “Bloggers panelize at Art Miami in December”

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Joanne Mattera’s summer studio visits

Richard Bottwin Joanne Mattera went on studio visits this summer, and today she posts the first segment of her report. The artists she visited include Richard Bottwin, Grace DeGennaro, and, well, me. “One of the pleasures of being an artist is looking, constantly looking, at art. One of the frustrations of being an artist who … read more… “Joanne Mattera’s summer studio visits”

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Last chance: Geometrics II

From Joanne Mattera Art Blog:“For “Geometrics II,” curator Gloria Klein selected 12 artists from the Geoform website. Geoform is a fabulous online resource dedicated to abstract geometric art maintained by Julie Karabenick. Gloria and Julie are two of the 12 artists in the show. The others are Steven Alexander, Laura Battle, Mark Dagley, Julie Gross, … read more… “Last chance: Geometrics II”

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Artwork delivery: Platform Project Space, NYC

Update (March 9): For snaps of the installation, check out Joanne Mattera Art Blog here. Watch VernissageTV’s video of the blogpix opening.Today (March 3) I’m delivering 5 paintings for the “blogpix” show to Denise Bibro Fine Art’s Platform Project Space. Organized by Olympia Lambert, the show is view March 5 – 28th, 2009, with an … read more… “Artwork delivery: Platform Project Space, NYC”

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Chapuis and Mattera: “Stop thinking and just gaze on something beautiful”

In the Boston Globe Cate McQuaid reports that some artists make art not as a means of provocation or cultural commentary, but for beauty’s sake. “Katharina Chapuis, who has a show at Alpha Gallery, and Joanne Mattera, who has encaustics (paintings made with pigmented wax) up at Arden Gallery, work in this realm. Both make … read more… “Chapuis and Mattera: “Stop thinking and just gaze on something beautiful””

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Mattera looks at shaped canvas: Pousette-Dart and Gorchov

Joanna Pousette-Dart’s show at Moti Hasson is down, but Joanne Mattera Art Blog has recently uploaded some pretty good images. “Pousette-Dart makes paintings that are chromatically gorgeous. The shapes are quirky, almost cartoony—like a Jetson’s version of ‘modern art’—but they’re elegant, with an almost italic flow. Correspondingly, a calligraphic gesture threads its way over the … read more… “Mattera looks at shaped canvas: Pousette-Dart and Gorchov”

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Poured, pulled, rolled, slumped, sliced, dripped, swiped, squirted, pieced, and scraped paint in New Jersey

  In the Newark Star Ledger Dan Bischoff reports that “Material Color” at the Hunterdon Art Museum brings together abstract art made out of color — not paint alone, but color that has become an almost three-dimensional object in itself. “Peter Fox’s ‘Royaume’ (2008) is a good example — a six-foot-square canvas covered with loops … read more… “Poured, pulled, rolled, slumped, sliced, dripped, swiped, squirted, pieced, and scraped paint in New Jersey”

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Totally angular

In the Chicago Tribune Alan G. Artner reports that the artists in “Angles in America” at Rhona Hoffman have “found or constructed geometry within the American everyday, and the resulting works prove that geometry can be quirky, personal, unexpected and far from universal.” Thanks, perhaps, to the recent Tomma Abts fanfare, angles are in the … read more… “Totally angular”

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Geo/Mattera visits MoMA

Joanne Mattera saw the Geo/Metric print and drawing show at MoMA, and reports back with a jpeg-rich two-part post. The show surveys the recurring and widespread impulse toward geometric abstraction in modern and contemporary art. Artists representing various movements and geographical backgrounds are all there: Cubist, Dada, and Russian avant-garde artists of the 1910s and … read more… “Geo/Mattera visits MoMA”

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