Quick study

A Friday reading round-up that includes Art Forum on Mira Dancy and Sarah Peters, ArtNews on the Independent, Roberta Smith on Sharon Horvath, Martha Schwendener on Chris Martin, Raphael Rubinstein on Howardena Pindell, Jillian Steinhauer on Ken Johnson’s controversial Grabner review in the NYTimes, Walter Robinson in conversation with Phong Bui, and young artists as … read more… “Quick study”

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Quick study: Greg Allen's @TheRealHennessy tweet paintings, MESS, working conditions, more

Greg Allen is making paintings again, and this time he’s painting them himself. According to AnimalNY, Artist, critic and our go-to appropriation expert Greg Allen has turned joke tweets by artist Jayson Musson (and sometimes internet art critic “Hennessy Youngman”) into paintings. Jokes such as, “I think Moby is on the N train rn but you just can’t go … read more… “Quick study: Greg Allen's @TheRealHennessy tweet paintings, MESS,
working conditions, more”

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Quick Study: Enough already, what’s next, a new painting blog and more

Who knew painting (and art writing) still had the power to evoke such outrage? Some artists and writers, unhappy with the provisional and casualist approach that I’ve been observing for the past few years, have been wondering why this type of work has gotten so much ink and pixels. Abstract Critical, a UK publication that … read more… “Quick Study: Enough already, what’s next, a new painting blog and more”

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Quick Study: Turner Prize, Miami, Zwirner, and, yes, surfing

In line with recent custom, the one painter shortlisted for the Turner Prize–Lynette Yiadom-Boakye–was passed over. Via NYTimes: “The artist Laure Prouvost, whose works combine whimsical objects and drawings in evocative settings with an Instagram-like stream of film images, has won this year’s Turner Prize, the prestigious and often contentious annual award for a British … read more… “Quick Study: Turner Prize, Miami, Zwirner, and, yes, surfing”

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Quick Study: Chelsea snaps, reading links

As I traipse around the galleries, catch up on the backlog in my InBox, and read the other bloggers via my new Feedly RSS reader (so nicely designed!), I frequently post images and links to the Two Coats Twitter and Instagram feeds. Here’s a selection of posts from the past week. Paul Resika, detail. @ Lori Bookstein instagram.com/p/eN1KV1Jf-i/. Paintings from 1947-48 … read more… “Quick Study: Chelsea snaps, reading links”

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Quick study: Bushwick, Venice, Hong Kong

The seventh annual Bushwick Open Studios takes place next weekend, May 31-June 2! Thousands of artists will be participating, and a quick search of the website uncovers more than 365 painting shows. Help support the event by buying a copy of Loren Munk’s Bushwick print (pictured above) at Supreme Digital.  And keep in mind that … read more… “Quick study: Bushwick, Venice, Hong Kong”

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Quick Study: Pocket Utopia’s first anniversary, the new neighbor

This Friday, 6-8pm, our favorite gallery, Pocket Utopia, will be celebrating its one-year anniversary on the Lower East Side with  “Club Pocket Utopia,” a big party and pop-up group show. Look for work by Liz Atzberger, Hovey Brock, Sharon Butler, Paul D’Agostino, Kris Graves, Ellen Letcher, Amy Lincoln, Matthew Miller, David Storey (pictured above), Kay … read more… “Quick Study: Pocket Utopia’s first anniversary, the new neighbor”

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Quick study: Waltemath, Gatson, Kennedy, a few opportunities, and lots of links

If you’re in the northwest, check out “Latencies,” an exhibition of Joan Waltemath‘s sublime abstract paintings at Elizabeth Leach in Portland, OR, through April 27, 2013. Using interference pigments and graphite, Waltemath creates seductive surfaces on body-sized panels that both reflect and absorb, changing as you move around the space. Image above: Joan Waltemath, your … read more… “Quick study: Waltemath, Gatson, Kennedy, a few opportunities, and lots of links”

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Quick study: tART Collective, Lincoln, SCHEMA, Shiflett, and a job in Baltimore

Rachael Gorchov, a member of NYC feminist group The tART Collective, recently told me about   “Collectively Assembled: 28 Visits, One Show,” an exhibition project created by the collective that’s on view at Arts@Renaissance through March 16, 2013. Over the course of the past year, artists in the collective engaged in a a chain of studio … read more… “Quick study: tART Collective, Lincoln, SCHEMA, Shiflett, and a job in Baltimore”

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