Call for artists and art swells

Jessica Doyle, “Untitled,” 2009, ink, watercolor, acrylic on paper, 22″ x 30.” Selected from the NURTUREArt  Artists’ Registry. Arden Bender Browning, “Empire”, 2010, gouache and flashe on tyvek, 60″ X 106.” Selected from the NURTUREArt Artists’ Registry. The annual NURTUREart Benefit Party is on Tuesday, October 12, at the ZieherSmith Gallery in Chelsea. As a … read more… “Call for artists and art swells”

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John Baldessari’s Pure Beauty: In LA through Sept. 12, then NYC in October

Video interview with Baldessari, 2009. Produced by Tate Modern.  “Doing art is the only thing I’ve come across that gives me any idea what the universe is all about….In around 1968 I began to think art might be more than painting…” In October, the John Baldessari retrospective that was at the Tate last year and … read more… “John Baldessari’s Pure Beauty: In LA through Sept. 12, then NYC in October”


Charles Deas wild west paintings hanged in Denver

 Charles Deas, “The Voyageurs,” 1846, oil on canvas, 13.00 × 20.25.” Located at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865, 1946.  Charles Deas, “Prairie Fire,” 1847, oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 35 15/16.” Located at the Brooklyn Museum, gift of Mr. and … read more… “Charles Deas wild west paintings hanged in Denver”

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On Sunday: Party & Discussion at STOREFRONT in Bushwick

To quote Roberta Smith: Happy Birthday, Abstract Art! What: A Birthday Party (& Discussion) for Abstract Art Where: Storefront Gallery (16 Wilson Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn) When: Sunday, August 22, 4-6 pm Why: Because it’s the centennial of abstract art Who: Hosted by Storefront Gallery and the artists and curator of “On Display”  “On Display” was … read more… “On Sunday: Party & Discussion at STOREFRONT in Bushwick”


Casting call for second season of "Work of Art"

Striking a Mod Squad pose: “Work of Art” season one finalists Abdi Farah, Peregrine Honig and Miles Mendenhall. This afternoon I was researching “Work of Art” for a Brooklyn Rail article (Is there anything left to say that hasn’t already been said? Hell yes!) and stumbled upon a casting call for a new season. Note … read more… “Casting call for second season of "Work of Art"”


Two Coats house band?

The Two Coats music correspondent writes that on Thursday, August 19, after spending the day in the studio, readers should check out Conversion Party at The Rock Shop in Park Slope. According to Pop Matters, the band borrows a little from “some rather unexplosive indie acts (Big Star, Teenage Fan Club, early-era Spoon) to mold … read more… “Two Coats house band?”

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Soloway: new exhibition space in East Williamsburg

Artists Annette Wehrhahn, Pat Palermo, Munro Galloway, and Paul Branca, are opening Soloway in the old Soloway Plumbing and Heating storefront on S. 4th in East Williamsburg. Their first exhibition, “Parts & Labor,” which opens this Sunday, August 15th, will feature a broad range of artists’ multiples and editions contributed by Bryan Baker, Glen Baldridge, … read more… “Soloway: new exhibition space in East Williamsburg”

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The act of abstracting

 Polly Apfelbaum, “Feely Feelies Feeley,“ 2010, various materials and sizes – Plasticine and non-drying clay.  “Not Extractions, but Abstractions, Part II” at Clifton Benevento  Henri Matisse, “Bowl of Apples on a Table,” 1916, oil on canvas, 45 1/4 x 35 1/4.” Courtesy of Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia  Halsey Rodman “In Here” at Laurel Gitlen Installation … read more… “The act of abstracting”


Jerry Saltz’s story

Giovanni di Paolo, “The Beheading of St John the Baptist,” (1450s). Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago. At New York mag, Jerry Saltz recounts the first time he was moved by a painting when he visited the Art Institute of Chicago as a kid. Memory being what it is, he gets some of the … read more… “Jerry Saltz’s story”


Basking in Basquiats

Jean-Michel Basquiat,”Tenor,’ 1985, © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Private collection (courtesy Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zürich)  For the rest of the month, posting will be slow as I finish up summer projects and begin to prepare new course materials for the fall semester. In addition to developing a new course in the First Year Program, … read more… “Basking in Basquiats”

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