Bill Weiss go round

Bill Weiss, “untitled #36,” 2009, acrylic, oil stick and board on canvas 36 x 60″ Back in 1998 Dominique Nahas wrote that Weiss’s paintings have a ramshackle physicality that strikes us with their sense of urgent immediacy. “These paintings work on you as slowly and surely as the wind, the sea, and the trees; they … read more… “Bill Weiss go round”

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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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Dalton of Troy

Jennifer Dalton “Information Flow,” 2000, oil on paper, 9.5 x 7″ Jennifer Dalton, 2006 installation view of “Would You Rather be a Loser or a Pig?” at Plus Ultra (now represented by Edward Winkleman). Jennifer Dalton, “How Do Artists Live?” 2008  “Is It Just Me?” surveys the last 10 years of Jennifer Dalton’s sculptures and … read more… “Dalton of Troy”

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Liz Jaff: Taking up space

Liz Jaff’s ink drawings at Kris Graves Projects Liz Jaff’s postcard for her show at Kris Graves Projects just arrived in the mail. Although I rarely send exhibition announcements anymore, opting for the ease and economy of email and FaceBook, cards have a longer shelf life than an email, better color reproduction than an inkjet … read more… “Liz Jaff: Taking up space”

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Quote of the Day: Jane Fine

Jane Fine “Family Outing,” 2009, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 96″ Jane Fine “Flashback,” 2009, acrylic and ink on canvas, 32 x 50″ Jane Fine, “Monument,” 2008 acrylic and ink on wood, 70 x 48″ “Ultimately, as much as my work has been concerned with events and politics outside my studio, each painting is full … read more… “Quote of the Day: Jane Fine”

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NY Times Art in Review: Franklin Evans and Tim Bavington

Franklin Evans, “lookbackstage,” 2009 painted tape, thread, wood and text 125 x 137 x 66″ “Franklin Evans: 2008/2009 < 2009/2010,” Sue Scott Gallery, Lower East Side. Through Oct. 24. Roberta Smith:  Having been mostly confined to elaborate abstract watercolors in his last show, Franklin Evans’s art is now all over the place. It has embraced … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Franklin Evans and Tim Bavington”

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Michelle on the arts

Michelle Obama hosted a concert this morning at the Pittsburgh Creative & Performing Arts School for its students and the spouses of international leaders deliberating at the G-20 economic summit.  She gave an 11-minute address about the arts as a prelude to performances by guests Sara Bareilles, Yo-Yo Ma and Trisha Yearwood. Here are  excerpts … read more… “Michelle on the arts”

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Critic on critic: Charlie Finch vs. Dave Hickey

At artnet Charlie Finch beats down Dave Hickey, whose recent SVA lecture, “The Good Ennui,” has been circulated online via the James Kalm Report. (SVA has asked that the video be removed, so click over and watch it now, just in case.) “Watching a video of another ridiculous lecture by Dave Hickey at SVA, one … read more… “Critic on critic: Charlie Finch vs. Dave Hickey”


Congratulations to all the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipients!

Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner in the studio, 1949. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, now starting its 25th year of grant-making, has announced 125 grants totaling $2,093,140 to individual artists and arts organizations for fiscal 2008-09 (that’s an average of about $16,000). Grants are awarded to professional visual artists from around the world, based on dual criteria … read more… “Congratulations to all the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipients!”

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Allen Ruppersberg: The art of give and take

Installation View at SMMoA Allen Ruppersberg, “Poems and Placemats,” 2008, 48 x48″ each, mixed media. Courtesy Margo Leavin Gallery. On the LA Times blog, Christopher Knight reports that Allen Ruppersberg’s show at the Santa Monica Museum of Art is surprisingingly poignant. “Using the span of human lifetimes, including his own, Ruppersberg compiles printed matter of … read more… “Allen Ruppersberg: The art of give and take”

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