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.  Cara Ober, “Only Dying Makes Us Grow,” 2009, oil and acrylic on canvas, 64 x 60″ BMoreArt blogger Cara Ober mixing word and … read more… “Twitter Notes”

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NY Times Art in Review: John McLaughlin and Charles Steffin

John McLaughlin, “L-1958,” 1958, oil on canvas, 22 x 30″   John McLaughlin, “Untitled,” 1962, oil on board, 12 x 15″  “John McLaughlin,” Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York. Through Feb. 13. Holland Cotter: With abstract painting again in the art world’s eye, the time is right to renew an acquaintance with the American artist … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: John McLaughlin and Charles Steffin”


Chris Ofili: Not afraid to fail

Chris Ofili,”Afrodizzia (2nd version),” 1996, Courtesy Victoria Miro Gallery, London Chris Ofili, “Lover’s rock – guilt,” 2007, oil on linen, 110 5/8 x 76 7/8.” Image courtesy David Zwirner.   Chris Ofili, “Douen’s Dance,” 2007, oil on linen, 110 5/8 x 76 3/4.” In the Guardian, Charlotte Higgins blogs that she isn’t sure what to … read more… “Chris Ofili: Not afraid to fail”


Tom LaDuke: Exposing handmade deceptions

Tom LaDuke,”A Gothic Plot,” 2009, oil and acrylic on canvas over panel. 60 x 80″  Tom LaDuke, “You’re Like Me,”2010, oil and acrylic on canvas over panel, 75 x 100” Installation view In the LA Times, Christopher Knight reviews Tom LaDuke’s show at Angles Gallery, which recently opened in Blum and Poe’s old space on … read more… “Tom LaDuke: Exposing handmade deceptions”


RIP Art on Paper

   Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett, publishers of Art On Paper, one of my favorite art journals, have recently announced that they are ceasing publication. The project was founded in the late 1960s as The Print Collectors Newsletter and for more than twenty-five years, under the direction of Jacqueline Brody, it provided collectors of limited … read more… “RIP Art on Paper”


NY Times Art in Review: Schinwald and Wong

    Markus Schinwald, installation at Yvon Lambert, 2010. “Markus Schinwald,” Yvon Lambert, Chelsea. Through Feb. 20. Roberta Smith: If you want to feel the wind on your eyeballs, stop in at Yvon Lambert and mull over the New York debut of Markus Schinwald. This young Austrian artist divides his time between Vienna and Los … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Schinwald and Wong”

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Dexter Dalwood’s disrupted images

 Dexter Dalwood, “Jackie Onassis,” 2000, oil on canvas, 214x 244cm   Dexter Dalwood, “Altamont,” 2007, 210 x 174 cm, oil on canvas At Art in America this month, David Coggins interviews Dexter Dalwood after walking through “Endless Night,” his recent solo show at Gagosian in LA. A mid-career survey of Dalwood’s paintings opens this week … read more… “Dexter Dalwood’s disrupted images”

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Josh Dorman: Madcap Darwinian visionary

Josh Dorman, “Of Human Error,” 2008, Ink, acrylic, antique maps and paper on board, 34 x 42″ Josh Dorman, “Untitled, (If On A Summer’s Night, A Traveler),” 2009, ink, acrylic, and antique maps on panel, 28 x 56″ Josh Dorman, Thirty-Five Percent, 2009, Ink, acrylic, and antique maps on panel, 28 x 56″ In The … read more… “Josh Dorman: Madcap Darwinian visionary”


Schulnik: Slathering the paint “like nobody’s business”

Allison Schulnik, “Hobo with Bird, 2009, oil on linen, 84 x 68” Allison Schulnik, “Klaus #2,” 2009, oil on linen, 60 x 72″ Allison Schulnik, “Man with Cats,” 2009, oil on linen, 84 x 68″ At the LA Times art blog David Pagel reports that Allison Schulnik, whose hits at Mark Moore outnumber the misses, … read more… “Schulnik: Slathering the paint “like nobody’s business””


Bloggers aren’t LIKE artists, bloggers ARE artists

  Blogging: The new Cedar Bar…or an integral part of my art practice? During the ArtTable Blog This! panel at X-Initiative, Paddy Johnson, Kelly Shindler, Barry Hoggard, William Powhida, and Ed Winkleman held forth on basic blog culture and strategy to a standing-room-only crowd that included plenty of art blogging luminaries as well as New … read more… “Bloggers aren’t LIKE artists, bloggers ARE artists”