Antoni Tàpies at Dia

I’m still in the Hudson River Valley after the opening at John Davis Gallery yesterday. Thanks Martin Bromirski, Maureen Burke, Tracy Helgeson, Chris Quirk, Amy Madden, Beth Gilfilen, and everyone else for making the trip. Today I’m headed to Dia:Beacon to see the Antoni Tàpies exhibition. Tàpies was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1923 into … read more… “Antoni Tàpies at Dia”

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Abstract painters swim upriver this weekend

John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY, kicks off the summer season this week with a group of solo shows by five women artists. I asked John why he was showing all women, and he said that it wasn’t a conscious decision—he just sees more women making interesting art than men these days. He has installed … read more… “Abstract painters swim upriver this weekend”

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Twitter notes

TJ Carlin’s picks for the best new additions to the creative world http://bit.ly/12rLsJ 5 minutes ago Joan Banach at Nicole Fiacco Gallery in Hudson (opens Saturday) http://bit.ly/3SfqS 10 minutes ago Margaret Murphy’s Celebration at hpgrp (opens tomorrow) http://bit.ly/1as9a0 13 minutes ago RT @aczine: A.A. Rucci at Mixed Greens: http://bit.ly/OnN0s 20 minutes ago Studio Update: Scans … read more… “Twitter notes”

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Studio Update: 246 Editions selection committee

When Matthew Langley asked me if he could publish my work in the first round of affordable digital prints at 246 Editions, I quickly agreed. Matt has a good eye and fine attention to detail, and the Peter Dayton print I received in the mail this week is stunning. Now, after much dithering about what … read more… “Studio Update: 246 Editions selection committee”

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“If wall text leaves us feeling neither more informed nor more enthused, it’s just visual junk.”

At Frieze, Hayward Gallery curator Tom Morton considers museum wall text. “Major museums and galleries provide wall texts because of three problems – or, at least, what are perceived to be problems. The first of these is simply identification, which is solved by the classic ‘tombstone’ label, detailing a work’s author, title, date, dimensions (surely … read more… ““If wall text leaves us feeling neither more informed nor more enthused, it’s just visual junk.””

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Ken Johnson’s career advice

In the NY Times Ken Johnson suggests a time-tested recipe for success.”Fail at what you want to do, then do what you really can do. It worked for Luis Meléndez. He desperately sought appointment as a salaried court artist like his contemporary Francisco Goya, but his petitions to the king were rejected. So instead of … read more… “Ken Johnson’s career advice”

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The painting underground: James Little

In the midst of preparation for his show at June Kelly Gallery, James Little took time to visit Brooklyn Rail Headquarters and chat with Managing Art Editor Benjamin La Rocco about his life and work. Here’s an excerpt. Rail (Ben): As an African American growing up in the segregated south, it must have been difficult … read more… “The painting underground: James Little”

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Sigmar Polke sees the light

In Time Out New York Howard Halle reports that Sigmar Polke’s “Lens Paintings” are further testament, if any is needed, to the power of an artist’s “late” style.” This is the first show of new works in New York by Polke in 11 years, and in it, the German artist seems to gaze retrospectively at … read more… “Sigmar Polke sees the light”

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Twitter notes

#fullpost{display:none;} A few items cut and pasted from the Two Coats Twitter Feed. RT @fecalface: We got some photos from Clare Rojas show at Kavi Gupta Chicago – http://tinyurl.com/olcdsm Painters scrutinize my Louise Fishman review here: http://bit.ly/635LlAnd here: http://bit.ly/17ukNl RT @aczine: Dannielle Tegeder at Priska C. Juschka: http://bit.ly/CWbu0 about 1 hour ago I’ll be talking … read more… “Twitter notes”

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Hernan Bas: A newfound interest in Futurism and 1920s Absurdist performance

At BlackBook Ray Rogers talks to Hernan Bas about his paintings at Lehmann Maupin. Here’s an excerpt. While there is definitely a through-line, the new body of work has a different feel from what’s on view across the bridge at the Brooklyn Museum.The whole show is based on a newfound interest that I had in … read more… “Hernan Bas: A newfound interest in Futurism and 1920s Absurdist performance”

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