Call for Artists! NURTUREart’s Annual Benefit

Sharon Butler, “Red Rimmed,” 2011, acrylic on canvas, 11″ x 14.” UPDATE(September 3, 2011): NURTUREart received a record number of submissions this year–over 600–and will select 150 pieces for the exhibition. Thanks everyone for submitting. The benefit will take place at the Chelsea Art Museum on October 11.Tickets are $200 (before October 1) and guarantee … read more… “Call for Artists! NURTUREart’s Annual Benefit”


Not buying American optimism: Kevin Regan and Cooper Holoweski at STOREFRONT

 Kevin Regan, collages from 1996 at STOREFRONT This weekend is the last chance to see Kevin Regan (co-director of Famous Accountants) and Cooper Holoweski‘s show at  STOREFRONT. Holoweski presents mixed-media pieces about the dream of a middle-class utopia. Using imagery that ranges from Herman Miller furniture to the Ford Elmont Station Wagon, Holoweski proclaims a … read more… “Not buying American optimism: Kevin Regan and Cooper Holoweski at STOREFRONT”

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On DVD: Vik Muniz’s Waste Land

Vik Muniz, Woman Ironing (Isis), from the series “Pictures of Garbage”, 2008, AP1 of 3+3AP, digital C-Print, 143 x 101,6 cm /56,3 x 40 in, MUNI0088 I just saw “Waste Land,” Vik Muniz’s 2010 documentary about the impoverished garbage pickers of the Jardim Gramacho landfill. At 321-acres, the open-air dump located just outside Rio is … read more… “On DVD: Vik Muniz’s Waste Land”


QR Codes or abstract paintings?

Here are the QR codes I just created for my website and Two Coats of Paint. I’m tempted to make paintings of them, but alas, it’s all been done before….but maybe I should make some animated GIFs…?   Related posts:  An afternoon at the New Britain Museum with Carol Padberg  QR Code Art Group on … read more… “QR Codes or abstract paintings?”


A different side of Bushwick

In this clip from James Kalm Roughcut, Kalm asks Deborah Brown, curator of “Fresh Paint from Bushwick,” if there is anything about painting in Bushwick that sets it apart from painting anywhere else. Brown doesn’t think so. “People are working with ideas that are being used elsewhere but I tried to highlight some of the … read more… “A different side of Bushwick”


Artist’s house for rent

  This renovated historic house in a charming New England coastal village is available for rent, $2600 per month. 3 Bedrooms, 3 full baths, excellent kitchen, efficient central heating, wood stove, 2 studio rooms in attic, two hours east of New York via Route 95 or Amtrak. Interested parties should send a note to twocoatsofpaint{at} … read more… “Artist’s house for rent”


Lovely dark and deep (for a rainy summer Sunday)

Ezra Johnson, “The Time of Tall Statues (Still),” 2009, single channel video, duration: 14 minutes, Edition: 2/6 + 2AP. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods … read more… “Lovely dark and deep (for a rainy summer Sunday)”

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Tabletop projects at the 2012 College Art Association Annual Conference

Interdisciplinary artist Rachel Hines performs a work called Interview during ARTexchange in New York (photograph by Bradley Marks).   This year I’m helping organize (and co-host)  ARTexchange at the 2012 College Art Association Annual Conference. ARTexchange is an open forum for sharing work, and unlike many of the events at CAA, it’s free and open … read more… “Tabletop projects at the 2012 College Art Association Annual Conference”

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Adam Tamsky’s American art

 Max Schnitzler, 1943, oil on canvas (top), Ilyana Garmisa Druck, 1949, “Cubist Farm,” exhibited at the Minnesota State Fair and the Minneapolis Art Institute (bottom). One of my favorite galleries in New England has always been Adam Tamsky Fine Art, which specializes in paintings primarily made by under-recognized painters from the 40s and 50s. For … read more… “Adam Tamsky’s American art”

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Summer in wartime

Todd James, “TBC,” 2011, gouache and graphite on paper, 30 x 22 1/2 inches. Images courtesy Paul Kasmin. “Pretty on the Inside,” an anxiety-provoking group show of figurative work at Paul Kasmin, will make you forget the ennui of contemporary abstraction. Todd James‘s eye-popping gouaches, fusing cartooning and a seventies pop sensibility, capture the intensity … read more… “Summer in wartime”

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