Studio Visit: Matthew Miller and the Drama of Subtlety

Contributed by Guest Blogger JONATHAN STEVENSON A corner in Matthew Miller’s Bushwick studio. Miller’s collection of well-worn brushes. Reading material:  Frank Stella’s Working Space, Wyndham Lewis Portraits, and a book about Phillip Guston’s late work.  Matthew Miller self-portrait (no information available). Last December, Sharon Butler wrote in The Brooklyn Rail about figurative painter Matthew Miller’s … read more… “Studio Visit: Matthew Miller and the Drama of Subtlety”

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Laura Newman: On the verge

“I want my paintings to exist at the point where form takes on meaning–where a triangle can be read as a road in perspective, for example. Color is saturated and matte; space is warped; lines are active and almost three-dimensional. The scenes are reduced to sets, pressed against the picture plane, but at the same … read more… “Laura Newman: On the verge”

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Sorry, Brent Burket, but, yes, here's another post about Work of Art

The latest issue of The Brooklyn Rail is the unofficial Work of Art issue. Patricia Milder contributes a roundup of quotes excerpted from the critical debate surrounding the show, William Powhida draws a game board depicting his insular art world reality (“Get Recognition, Get the Gallery, Get in Museums, Make History”), while I try to … read more… “Sorry, Brent Burket, but, yes, here's another post about Work of Art”

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Distinctive: A few upcoming shows

An early Austin Thomas collage, “Distinctive,” 2006, collage and pen, 8 ½ x 11.” Austin Thomas, “Happy Healthy Life,” 2010, handmade print, quite small–around 5 ” x 7.” Drawing on the Utopic: A Solo Exhibition of Drawings and Text Pieces by Austin Thomas. Storefront, Brooklyn, NY. September 17 – October 17, 2010. After organizing countless … read more… “Distinctive: A few upcoming shows”

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