A very narrow line: Malevich and the American Legacy

“Malevich and The American Legacy,” an exhibition at Gagosian, traces a line from the geometric work of post-war American artists (all male except for Agnes Martin) back to Kazimir Malevich’s Suprematist paintings, but the connection constructed between the Americans and Malevich often seems overly reliant on visual tropes rather than substantial philosophical underpinnings. Had curator … read more… “A very narrow line: Malevich and the American Legacy”


Abstract Friday in Bushwick and the Bronx

Tisch Abelow, Untitled (very tizdayle), 2009, gouache on paper, 68 x 82″ (Note: Images are from the artists’ websites and may not be in the show.)  Martin Bromirski Saira McLaren, “blue mountains,” watercolour on canvas, 48 x 36, 2010  Sheldon Sean Moyer, Untitled (alphapbet #1), 2010, acrylic on panel, 24″ x 30″ Meghan Petras, ceramic … read more… “Abstract Friday in Bushwick and the Bronx”

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Greetings from Nudashank and the Transmodern Festival

“The Shape of Things to Come” at Nudashank, installation view.  Tracy Thomason (left) Stacy Fisher (right) I recently received a note from Seth Adelsberger and Alex Ebstein at Nudashank, an independent artist-run space in Baltimore, about their new exhibition, “The Shape Of Things To Come.” The show features abstract, sculptural paintings and objects by Brooklyn-based … read more… “Greetings from Nudashank and the Transmodern Festival”


Studio update: Recent interview at Studio Critical

I haven’t done a studio update in a while, so here’s an excerpt from a recent interview at Studio Critical, a new painting blog based in Madrid, in which I tried to articulate some of my thoughts about painting, irresoluteness and impersonating a modernist.  Studio at the Elizabeth Foundation. SC: Can you describe your studio … read more… “Studio update: Recent interview at Studio Critical”

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Elisabeth Condon: Walking in her own landscape

Elisabeth Condon, “Hello Yellow,” 2010, acrylic on linen , 37″ x 48″ Elisabeth Condon’s exhibition at Lesley Heller  reveals a painter in the prime of her painting life. Condon’s colorful, trippy paintings exude the confidence and energy of a seasoned artist who knows how to unfurl an image with both abandon and control.  Exploded paint … read more… “Elisabeth Condon: Walking in her own landscape”


Small pictures from Jimbo Blachly and Workroom G

 Jimbo Blachly, “Pyre,” 2009, oil on canvas, 6” x 8.” Photography by Etienne Frossard Time Out New York selected “Lanquidity,” Jimbo Blachly’s show at Winkleman as the Critic’s Pick for painting this week. Although Blachly shows regularly with Winkleman as part of the Chadwick Family collaboration with Lytle Shaw, this is his first solo show … read more… “Small pictures from Jimbo Blachly and Workroom G”

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Julie Green's Last Supper project

For the 2012 College Art Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles, I’m co-organizing ArtExchange, an open forum for sharing work that is free and open to the public. This year the exhibition will have it’s own web page with links to the artists’ websites. Participants, who must be members of CAA, apply for a table … read more… “Julie Green's Last Supper project”


An afternoon at the New Britain Museum with Carol Padberg

 Carol Padberg, “Ada Lovelace,” 2010, textiles and mixed media, 36″x36″ Hartford Art School professor Carol Padberg’s interactive quilts at the New Britain Museum  continue her exploration of encoded abstraction. In this rich new series, Padberg uses layered colored papers, scraps of fabric, a sewing machine and paint to construct each piece. “The quilts synthesize the … read more… “An afternoon at the New Britain Museum with Carol Padberg”


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.  Christopher Joy, Untitled, 2011, oil on canvas on wood, 3 x 4′ 1. This morning … read more… “Twitter notes”


Rochelle Feinstein: “Painting isn’t enough for me, it really isn’t.”

 Rochelle Feinstein, “No Joke,”  2009, oil, acrylic, vinyl, bungee on canvas, 60 x 60″  “No Joke,” detail.  Rochelle Feinstein, “Happy Birthday x Rachel,” 2009, stretched oil painting, cloth, board, tape, acrylic, framed photograph (Rachel Harrison), 42 x 60″ Last week I stopped by On Stellar Rays to check out the excellent Rochelle Feinstein (not to … read more… “Rochelle Feinstein: “Painting isn’t enough for me, it really isn’t.””