Louise Nevelson: Working small

At Modern Art Notes, Tyler Green reports that art museums are better positioned to weather a recession than other non-profits. “Food banks need to keep buying food, but art museums typically already have art — and they usually have art that isn’t on view and that could be. At a time of budgetary pressure, any … read more… “Louise Nevelson: Working small”

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The New York School at Bowdoin College

Surveying Lower Manhattan’s disparate art world in the 1950s and early 1960s, “New York Cool,” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine, features over 80 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints culled from the collection of New York University. While the post-war period witnessed tremendous creative ferment in the New York art scene, … read more… “The New York School at Bowdoin College”

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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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Masterpiece theater: Edward Albee’s Occupant

Louise Nevelson was a sculptor rather than a painter, and thus outside TCOP’s usual focus, but I saw Albee’s play last weekend, and I’m sure all artists will appreciate it. Set on a sparsely furnished stage, the play begins with a smarmy interviewer, archly played by Larry Bryggman, explaining to the audience that we are … read more… “Masterpiece theater: Edward Albee’s Occupant”

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