James Lavadour’s geology

“James Lavadour: The Properties of Paint,” curated by Rebecca J. Dobkins. Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR. Through March 30. Traveling to the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton and Ashland’s Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University. See images of his work at the Grover Thurston Gallery website. “I use two … read more… “James Lavadour’s geology”

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Symbolic terrain in Cleveland

“Curious Terrain,” curated by Tim Knapp. Art Gallery at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH. Through March 8. Artist include Robert Robbins, Randall Tiedman, JenMarie. According to Knapp’s curatorial statement, when most people hear the word landscape an image likely comes to mind, and that image is often of something outside of them. A place, a … read more… “Symbolic terrain in Cleveland”

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Masterpieces found in deceased curator’s home

Martin Hodgson reports in The Guardian that a former curator’s house in Oxford held an unknown collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and books worth millions. “Two Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces found in the kitchen and above the electric fireplace of an unassuming terrace house in Oxford have been uncovered and are to be put on public display. When … read more… “Masterpieces found in deceased curator’s home”

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Brouhaha in Baltimore when local conceptual artist swipes painter’s visual tropes

“Christine Bailey: New Work,” curated by Jordan Faye Block. Corporate lobby at 100 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD. Christine Bailey’s new work is painted in the style of one of Baltimore’s well-known painters, Cara Ober, who often blogs about the city’s scene. Bailey claims it’s a conceptual project about branding and originality, while angry Ober … read more… “Brouhaha in Baltimore when local conceptual artist swipes painter’s visual tropes”

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Barkley L. Hendricks retrospective at the Nasher Museum

“Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool,” curated by Trevor Schoonmaker. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. February 7-July 13. The exhibition will travel to the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Santa Monica Museum, Los Angeles, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston. Born … read more… “Barkley L. Hendricks retrospective at the Nasher Museum”

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More about “Some Paintings”

“Some Paintings: 2007 LA Weekly Annual Biennial,” curated by Doug Harvey. Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Through Feb.16. In the LA Times, Christopher Knight reports that the only thing missing from the exhibition is an exclamation mark at the title’s end. “A whopping 81 paintings by 80 artists, most made recently; here is a … read more… “More about “Some Paintings””

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Saltz: Old is gold

In New York, Jerry Saltz writes that the art market bubble has enabled long-overlooked but hard-working artists to move a little closer to the limelight. “One of the good things about the supposedly evil art boom—setting aside for the moment the notion that it may be destabilizing right now— is that underknown mid-career artists are … read more… “Saltz: Old is gold”

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Diebenkorn arrives in New York

“Diebenkorn in New Mexico,” curated by Charles Strong and Charles M. Lovell; organized by the Harwood Museum in Taos, New Mexico. Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY. Through April 5. Click here to see images. Save those paintings from grad school. Between January 1950 and June 1952, Richard Diebenkorn was enrolled in the graduate fine … read more… “Diebenkorn arrives in New York”

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The Thrust is abstraction

“Freeze Frame,” curated by Elizabeth Cooper. Thrust Projects, New York, NY. Through February 17. Artists include Lisa Hamilton, Jasmine Justice, Joyce Kim, Alisa Margolis, Carrie Moyer, Veronica, Tyson-Strait, Wendy White. According to the curator’s statement, “Freeze Frame” explores a moment in abstraction at which there is no dominating style or agreed upon direction in painting, … read more… “The Thrust is abstraction”

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Big fat art books for sale

Bankrupt NY gallery Salander-O’Reilly is selling it’s 35,000 volume library of art books. At Bloomberg, Philip Boroff reports that the collection includes volumes about individual artists, art history surveys and catalogs from past shows held at Salander-O’Reilly and at auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s International. A sampling of what’s going on the block: “Italian Paintings … read more… “Big fat art books for sale”

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