Paul McCarthy: Ineffectual cock-tease?

Paul McCarthy at Hauser and Wirth, installation view. Paul McCarthy at Hauser and Wirth, installation view.   Paul McCarthy, “Inside her Ordeal,” 2009, oil stick, charcoal and collage on paper, 127 x 81″ In Time Out New York, Kate Lowenstein is underwhelmed by Paul McCarthy’s naughty drawings at Hauser and Wirth. “Paul McCarthy’s trademark work … read more… “Paul McCarthy: Ineffectual cock-tease?”

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An international cohort of abstract painters deplanes in San Francisco

  Brent Hallard, Installation view. Brent Hallard, “burger, mo, and the flute” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker reports that “Trans: Form/Color” at Meridian Gallery is an exploration of abstraction and how it has evolved. “Early practitioners of abstract painting might plausibly claim that the meaning of their work inhered in its form. But … read more… “An international cohort of abstract painters deplanes in San Francisco”

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Miami update

Two Coats of Paint is the Official Marshmallow Sponsor of the first annual ART BURN 2009™ which will combine an international selection of original art with fire. “An exclusive selection of more than three dozen exceptional pieces by the hottest renowned artists and sizzling, cutting-edge newcomers will be displayed from 1pm until sundown. After the … read more… “Miami update”

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“One unexpected turn leading surprisingly to the next and culminating in a small triumph.”

“Untitled” is Laura Owens’ 2009 take on Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s 1914 “Girl in White Chemise.” My latest review for the New Haven Advocate considers “Continuous Present,” an excellent show at the Yale University Art Gallery featuring work by Francis Alÿs, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Rodney Graham, Roni Horn, On Kawara, Thomas Nozkowski, Gabriel Orozco, … read more… ““One unexpected turn leading surprisingly to the next and culminating in a small triumph.””

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Twitter notes

Here are some items cut and pasted from the Two Coats Twitter Feed. For readers unfamiliar with Twitter, “RT” indicates the item has been repeated, or “retweeted,” from someone else’s Twitter feed. Hey Blake Gopnik! How about recommending some NYC shows by WOMEN? http://bit.ly/5JUN2w 8:17 PM Nov 20th  Getting in the mood for Miami: http://bit.ly/7eWOzQ … read more… “Twitter notes”

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Slow Painting: Alchemists and the motifs they scrutinize

Konrad Klapheck, “Noël à la Maison,” 1999, acrylic on canvas, 60.4 x 48.2″ Corinne Wasmuht, “3 jeans,” 2008, oil on wood, 137 x 212 cm Gillian Carnegie, “Voi,” 2004, oil on canvas, 76 x w: 53.2 in The Morsbroich Museum in Leverkusen, Germany, is presenting “Slow Painting,” an exhibition  in which complex concepts and elaborate … read more… “Slow Painting: Alchemists and the motifs they scrutinize”

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Hanging salon-style at the Walker

Installing “Benches & Binoculars” at the Walker Art Center Installation view In contrast to the minimalist installation style in the galleries of most contemporary arts organizations, the salon-style installation of “Benches & Binoculars” at the Walker Art Center refers to the 19th- and early 20th-century gallery practices that lumber magnate T.B. Walker emulated in displaying … read more… “Hanging salon-style at the Walker”

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NY Times Art in Review: Hill, Hayes, Dunham

  Drawings by Carl Fredrik Hill. “CARL FREDRIK HILL: Drawings From the Malmo Art Museum,” Scandinavia House, New York, NY. Through Jan. 9. Roberta Smith: Carl Fredrik Hill’s astounding career is sharply divided by madness into two halves, with ambition and determination their common ground….Overwork and lack of success — despite being included in the … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Hill, Hayes, Dunham”

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“A lot of artists really sort of loathe Thomas Kinkade”

Carrie Galbraith In the SF Chronicle, Julian Guthrie reports that dozens of artists converged on a small underground gallery off a dark and narrow alley in the heart of North Beach on Friday night for a one-night show called “Kinkade Cannibalized! – An Exhibition of Augmented Thomas Kinkade Paintings.” Kinkade, who calls himself the ‘Painter … read more… ““A lot of artists really sort of loathe Thomas Kinkade””

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Critic on critic: Jerry Saltz tells DC blogger to get a grip

In a Vulture post about the New Museum’s questionable curatorial practices, Saltz assesses the quality of the vociferous debate and courageously suggests that prickly blogger Tyler Green’s criticism has crossed the line. “One of the main things that suggested all this indignation had gone too far was the witch-hunt tone of an editorial in the … read more… “Critic on critic: Jerry Saltz tells DC blogger to get a grip”

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