Jim Herbert: Where the narrow utility of porn’s attraction gives way to the whirling dervish of making

 Installation shot of Jim Herbert’s massive paintings at English Kills. English Kills’s new exhibition features fourteen dazzling, floor-to-ceiling paintings based on images of porn that artist Jim Herbert culled from the internet. Herbert, who studied with Abstract Expressionist painter Clyfford Still, says it’s mix and match with a lot of changes and edits, a figure … read more… “Jim Herbert: Where the narrow utility of porn’s attraction gives way to the whirling dervish of making”

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Making our post-neo-faux-expressionist-pre-figurative-proto-conceptual heads spin

 EJ Hauser, “sci-fi,” 2010, oil on canvas, 16″ wide x 20″ high x 1.75″ deep. Rosanna Bruno’s studio. Courtesy Elisabeth Condon’s blog.  An image from Paul Pagk‘s ongoing Lexicon series, 2010,  oil on linen 28″ x 27″ Ivin Balin, “Semi-Formal,” 2010, fiberglass, Aquaresin, absorbent ground, gouache, acrylic, 23″ x 27″    Wendy White, “U.R.” 2010, acrylic … read more… “Making our post-neo-faux-expressionist-pre-figurative-proto-conceptual heads spin”

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Olitski’s small stakes

Jules Olitski, “Untitled Eight,” 1960, magna acrylic on canvas, 78″ x 80″   Jules Olitski, “Fanny D,” 1960, magna acrylic on canvas, 89″ x 89.5″   Jules Olitski, “Untitled Two,” 1960, magna acrylic on canvas, 79″ x 66″ In the San Francisco Chronicle Kenneth Baker suggests that the Jules Olitski show at Hackett Mill demonstrates … read more… “Olitski’s small stakes”

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Lari Pittman: Addressing, redressing and undressing

 Lari Pittman @ Regen Projects, installation view Lari Pittman, Untitled #4, 2010, acrylic, Cel-Vinyl, and aerosol lacquer on gessoed canvas over panel, 102 x 88″ Lari Pittman, Untitled #6, 2010, acrylic, Cel-Vinyl, and aerosol lacquer on gessoed canvas over panel 102 x 88″ Installation view of “Orangerie,”an installation of Pittman’s work on paper from the … read more… “Lari Pittman: Addressing, redressing and undressing”

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Twitter notes

Here are some recent 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. The “@” symbol indicates another Twitter user. Video: Aruna D’Souza talks about feminist artists, gender and institutional bias @MuseumModernArt http://bit.ly/bhrotB 4 minutes … read more… “Twitter notes”

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Quote of the Day: Suzan Frecon

Suzan Frecon, “composition in four colors 1,” 2010, oil on linen, diptych, 108 x 87 3/8″ overall. Suzan Frecon,”cathedral series, variation 6,” 2010, oil on linen, diptych, 108 x 87 3/8″ overall. Suzan Frecon, “pompeiian persian,” 2010, oil on linen, diptych, 108 x 87 3/8″ overall. Suzan Frecon, “version 13,” 2010, oil on linen, diptych, … read more… “Quote of the Day: Suzan Frecon”

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kork: A bulletin board with cultural aspirations

Installation view at kork. Sharon L. Butler, Habitat (artist’s book on shelf), 2010,  “Siding 6,” 2008, and “Siding 7,” 2008, oil on wood, 12 x 9.75″  Sharon L. Butler, Habitat, 2010, cover, 32 pages, 7 x 7″ paperback. Designed by Sofia Nicander, edited by Jonathan Stevenson, with an introduction by Simon Draper. Print and e-book … read more… “kork: A bulletin board with cultural aspirations”

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Joshua Marsh: What hangs before us

Joshua Marsh, “Bedside”, 2010, oil on panel, 30 x 35″ Joshua Marsh, “Chair”, 2010, oil on panel, 50 x 32″   Joshua Marsh,  “Mirror”, 2010, oil on panel, 35 x 30″ Joshua Marsh, “Pitcher (pink)”, 2009, oil on panel, 8 x 11″ Joshua Marsh,”Pitcher”, 2010, oil on panel, 18 x 24″ Recently I’ve been training … read more… “Joshua Marsh: What hangs before us”

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Intergenerational girls’ clubs at The Jewish Museum

Deborah Kass, “Double Red Yentl, Split, from My Elvis series,” 1993, Screen print and acrylic on canvas, 72 1/4 x 72,” Courtesy The Jewish Museum, Purchase: Joan and Laurence Kleinman Gift Eva Hesse, Untitled, 1963-64, oil on canvas, 59 x 39 1/4,” Courtesy The Jewish Museum, Gift of Helen Hesse Charash. Louise Fishman, “Tashlich,” 1984, … read more… “Intergenerational girls’ clubs at The Jewish Museum”

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The e-catalogue for "On Display," designed by Su Friedrich, is now available

A screen grab of the cover. Page 2: Hrag Varantian’s essay. Page 32 design credits: Su Friedrich with production help from Kurt Hoffman. In case Two Coats readers weren’t able to see “On Display,” our recent exhibition at STOREFRONT in Brooklyn, an electronic version of the beautiful catalogue is now available. Designed by acclaimed experimental … read more… “The e-catalogue for "On Display," designed by Su Friedrich, is now available”

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