Blog Pick: Raggedy Ann’s Foot

A while back I wrote about painter Elisabeth Condon’s excellent show at Lesley Heller, and I forgot to mention that Condon also writes a terrific blog called Raggedy Ann’s Foot. I love her writing, which is both enthusiastic and informed. Here’s an excerpt from a recent post about the Jules Olitski show at the Kemper … read more… “Blog Pick: Raggedy Ann’s Foot”

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Images: Margrit Lewczuk

Margrit Lewczuk, small study on note paper. Margrit Lewczuk had an exhibition recently at Janet Kurnatowski in Brooklyn where she showed several paintings and many small studies on paper. When I stopped in to see the show, Janet told me that Lewczuk’s travels to exotic places like Tunisia, Mexico, Mali and West Africa influence the … read more… “Images: Margrit Lewczuk”

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Forget-me-nots @ Hygienic Arts

Update (June 3): View installation shots here. If you are in Connecticut, or passing through on your way to the shore, stop by Hygienic Arts, a non-profit art space in New London, CT, where I have organized a show of work by several colleagues from Eastern Connecticut State University. The opening is tomorrow night, 7-10pm, … read more… “Forget-me-nots @ Hygienic Arts”


Studio Update

As readers may already know, I recently moved into a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC. For the new series of paintings I’m working on, I’m using the geometric vocabulary I’ve developed over the past few years, but I’ve switched from oil on stretched canvas to acrylic on wrinkled, unprimed canvas. … read more… “Studio Update”


Inside the painter’s head

The paintings that Stephanie Theodore has assembled in “Three” each seem to suggest a narrative, but rather than recounting dreary visual facts, the painters opt for a more mysterious approach, ultimately veering away from storytelling toward more interesting painting propositions. Prizing foggy recollections over photographic memory, artists Damien Flood, Joy Garnett and Andrew Seto reveal … read more… “Inside the painter’s head”


Talking walls at The Painting Center

Another excellent exhibition curated by Stephen Maine, “Wall Works” is on display at The Painting Center through May 21. Maine invited Rob Nadeau, Morgan O’Hara, Nancy Olivier, Jim Osman, Gary Petersen, Steel Stillman and Dannielle Tegeder to each make a wall painting or installation for the show. Here are videos of the artists installing their … read more… “Talking walls at The Painting Center”

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My favorites from “Greater LA”

Mark Grotjahn, masks from 2004-06, acrylic on cardboard boxes. Dennis Hollingsworth with his paintings. At right: “Standing Room Only, 2010, oil on canvas. At left: “Spill the Wine,” 2009, oil on canvas. Anna Sew Hoy, “Newborn,” 2009, fired stoneware and denim. Amanda Ross-Ho, “Triangle,” 2010, CNC-cut acrylic. Jonas Wood, “Greek Pot With Green Leaves,” 2011, … read more… “My favorites from “Greater LA””

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Erik Saxon’s rigor and play

Erik Saxon, Untitled, 1975, Acrylic, pencil, and matte medium on canvas, 60 x 60″ (at right) Erik Saxon, “BLK.RECT.+YEL.RECT.OB._O/L_09,” 2009, oil on linen, each panel 16 x 20″ Matthew Deleget from Minus Space just sent a note that included these installation shots of Erik Saxon‘s exhibition, which is up through June 11. Originally from San … read more… “Erik Saxon’s rigor and play”

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Security gate paintings on the Bowery

I wanted to write about “After Hours: Murals on the Bowery,” a project organized by the Art Production Fund in conjunction with the Festival of Ideas for The New City mentioned in my post this morning, but Andrew Russeth beat me to it at his blog, 16 Miles of String. Here are his images and … read more… “Security gate paintings on the Bowery”


Visitors in New York: Mary Addison Hackett and Raffaella Chiara

Raffaella Chiara, installation of drawings at Frosch & Portmann. On Sunday, Nashville-based blogging painter Mary Addison Hackett and I took a trip to the Lower East Side to visit the New Museum, check out the Festival of Ideas for The New City, and stop by some galleries. For the festival, Frosch & Portmann gallery invited … read more… “Visitors in New York: Mary Addison Hackett and Raffaella Chiara”