Mike Myers is a painter…?

In an LA Times interview last week, Mike Myers told Amy Kaufman that he’s obsessed with Kentucky Fried Chicken founder, Colonel Sanders, and that he has painted about 15 images of him. “There’s no chicken in the paintings,” he said. “It’s just not a subject that usually has serious portraiture applied to it. Now, he’s … read more… “Mike Myers is a painter…?”

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Dethroning Prince

Richard Prince, “The Fountainhead,” 2010, inkjet and acrylic on canvas, 86 x 92 1/2″ Richard Prince, “The Moon,” 2007, inkjet and acrylic on canvas, 81 1/2 x 100″ Richard Prince installation view at Gagosian.  Richard Prince installation at Gagosian. In the NYTimes Ken Johnson contributes a crushing review of Richard Prince’s new paintings at Gagosian. … read more… “Dethroning Prince”


Lisa Yuskavage on the long, slow read

Lisa Yuskavage, “Snowman,” 2008, oil on linen, 72 x 57.5.” Andrew Forge, Untitled, oil on canvas, 24×20″ Andrew Forge, “Fallen Tree,” 1980-84, oil on canvas, 54×48.” Image courtesy Betty Cunningham Gallery This week at Time Out New York in T.J. Carlin’s Studio Visit column, she asks Lisa Yuskavage who or what has most inspired her. … read more… “Lisa Yuskavage on the long, slow read”

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Me and Picasso at the Met

Pablo Picasso, “The Old Jester,” 1963, linoleum cut.   Pablo Picasso, “Danae,” 1962, linoleum cut. I’m heading to the Picasso show at the Metropolitan Museum today because, as Howard Halle suggests, even the bad Picassos are pretty damn good. Reputation and auction prices aside, Picasso was a phenomenally inventive painter whose brushwork and unfailing certainty always … read more… “Me and Picasso at the Met”


McAleer’s jumpsquares in Philadelphia

Joe McAleer, “Jump Boogie Woogie,” 2010, acrylic on Canvas, 51 x 51″ Joe McAleer, “The Nature of Resistance,” 2009, acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30″ In the Philadelphia Inquirer, Victoria Donohoe reports that  Joe McAleer uses color to make geometric form more dynamic. “Beyond that, he contrasts the grid’s vibrations with the … read more… “McAleer’s jumpsquares in Philadelphia”

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Gallery visit: Allison Gildersleeve and Eric Jeor at Allegra LaViola

This month, Allegra LaViola presents landscape paintings by Brooklynite Allison Gildersleeve and Swede Erik Jeor. Jeor’s large-scale watercolors present a meditative dialogue between resolutely drawn hard edges and elegantly pooled puddles of translucent color. By contrast, Gildersleeve’s paintings are all action and angst in their aggressively painted, angular depictions of the tangled woods she remembers … read more… “Gallery visit: Allison Gildersleeve and Eric Jeor at Allegra LaViola”


Call for videos handmade by painters!

Color Bars: Beautiful Colors (2010) from Mark Toscano on Vimeo. Recently I was preparing a video for a presentation at The Aldrich Museum and it struck me that there should be a video channel dedicated to painting…so I started one. Check out the new Two Coats of Paint Video Channel, which features videos made by … read more… “Call for videos handmade by painters!”

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Norbert Pragenberg’s question: What is my special idea?

 Norbert Prangenberg, “Bild”(No information available)  Norbert Prangenberg, “ABSTRAKT” (17.12.09) (2009), oil on cardboard.  In The Brooklyn Rail, John Yau talks to Norbert Prangenberg, who has a show at Betty Cunningham through the end of the week. He’s well known in Europe, but this is his first exhibition in New York since a 1986 show at … read more… “Norbert Pragenberg’s question: What is my special idea?”

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Five Minutes @ The Aldrich

Thomas Doyle, “Acceptable losses,” 2008, mixed media, 16 x 13.5 inches diameter Mia Brownell, “Still Life with Sweet Dreams,” 2010, oil on canvas, 48×60.” Courtesy Sloan Fine Art Colin Burke, Window Shopping installation featuring cyanotype images and the objects depicted. Paula Billups, “Recognition,” 2008, oil on panel, 13″x 12″ On Saturday night  I participated in … read more… “Five Minutes @ The Aldrich”


Brown team takes two at the Whitney Biennial

   The dark, dank Boiler space in Brooklyn Dawn Clements, installation of ink drawings made on site at The Boiler. This month I wrote a piece for the Brown Alumni Magazine about alumnae artists Dawn Clements and Kerry Tribe. Each studied visual art and semiotics at Brown and have work in the Whitney Biennial, which … read more… “Brown team takes two at the Whitney Biennial”

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