Different approaches to stacking, leaning, propping: Rob Nadeau is casual and offhand in the back room.
Dannielle Tegeder is organized and carefully considered in the front.
Maine writes about the history of painted walls: “For much of its history, the activity of painting was enacted on the wall. From the chambers at Knossos to the villas and municipal structures of Rome, from medieval and Renaissance ecclesiastical architecture to Baroque courts and palaces the mural was a primary vehicle for pictorial space, the wall the substrate of choice for public-scale allegorical figuration both secular and sacred. The tradition continued with vigor through the 20th century in the work of the great Mexican painters and the American artists employed under the Works Progress Administration. Recent and current practitioners such as Sol LeWitt, David Tremlett and Richard Wright have developed non-figurative, non-narrative approaches.”
“Wall Works,” curated by Stephen Maine. The Painting Center, New York, NY. Through May 21, 2011. Panel discussion tonight–starts in ten minutes!
Inna Babaeva: Into the sunny void
Inna Babaeva, “This Time Tomorrow,” Underdonk, installation view, 2021
Contributed by Rachel Beach / Sometimes we let the world bury us, if only temporarily. And sometimes we center ourselves, tighten our ...
Rebecca Purdum: Touch, tactility, materiality
Contributed by Carol Diamond / In very good art, stark opposites like life and death, night and day, and pain and joy co-exist in harmonious juxtaposition, eliciting the powerful fusion ...
Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: March/April 2021
James Cohen: Elias Sime, TIGHTROPE: ECHO!?, installation view
Kentler International Drawing Space / Joanne Howard: Skid Marks / 353 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY / April 10 to May 30
Peninsula Art ...
Art and Film: Painter-Spy in Bridge of Spies
Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Bridge of Spies begins and ends with a painting. Steven Spielberg’s latest film is a penetrating and affecting consideration of the Cold War, based on ...
Ilana Savdie: Carnival abstraction
Ilana Savdie, Low pitch complicity, 2021, Beeswax, oil, and acrylic on canvas stretched on board, 38 × 48 inches
Contributed by Paul Laster / Blurring the boundary between abstraction and ...
Kathryn Lynch: Allusive places
Installation view of Kathryn Lynch’s "Between the Streets" at Turn Gallery on the Upper East Side (All photos courtesy of Turn Gallery)
Contributed by Patrick Neal / Sometimes we see something ...
Art and Film: The lives of artists
Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s film Never Look Away concerns a German painter named Kurt Barnert (the charismatic Tom Schilling), but it is an unabashed interpretation ...