John Yau poetry reading: My Ten Monochrome Adventures

Last night I went to John Yau’s poetry reading at the New York Studio School, where he read several poems, including “Further Adventures in Monochrome,” a poem written from Yves Klein‘s point of view. Here’s a video of Yau reading “My Ten Monochrome Adventures,” an earlier version of the evocative poem, at the Walker Art … read more… “John Yau poetry reading: My Ten Monochrome Adventures”

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Book of the Day: Coming to That by Dorothea Tanning

 Dorothea Tanning, “Voltage,” 1942, oil on canvas, 11 1/8 x 12 1/8″ Dorothea Tanning,”Pelote d’épingles pouvant servir de fétiche (Pincushion to Serve as Fetish),” 1965, black velvet, white paint, gun pellets, and plastic with pins, 15 3/4 x 17 15/16 x 15 3/4.” courtesy of the Tate Gallery, London Graywolf Press has just released Coming … read more… “Book of the Day: Coming to That by Dorothea Tanning”

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A rolling conversation: Pricing artwork

 Everyone begins taking their seats before the Rolling Conversations get underway.  Dr. Paul D’Agostino of Centotto and Rolling Conversation organizer Adam Simon discuss alt art spaces devoted to dialogue.  Frances Richard and Matt Freedman discuss Clumpism and contemporary notions of the Avant Garde. Last night at “Rolling Conversations,” the inaugural event at Studio 10, Austin … read more… “A rolling conversation: Pricing artwork”


Process: Gerhard Richter

How does Gerhard Richter make those big abstract paintings? Filmmaker Corinna Belz spent three years recording Gerhard Richter at work in his Cologne studio. Here is some footage from the 2010 film, “Gerhard Richter Painting,” which is on view this weekend at the Tate Modern in conjunction with his career retrospective, “Gerhard Richter; Panorama,” that … read more… “Process: Gerhard Richter”

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Rolling Conversations this Friday night in Bushwick

UPDATE:  For a report on my conversation  with Austin and images of the event, click here. This Friday, October 21, 7- 9pm, please join me for  “Rolling Conversations,” an event organized by Adam Simon at Studio 10, a new gallery/salon (pictured above) at 56 Bogart Street in Bushwick. 56 Bogart Street is the new home … read more… “Rolling Conversations this Friday night in Bushwick”


Good painting: Tatiana Berg and Sarah Faux

Berg stretches canvas around handmade wooden frames and then paints the surfaces with spray paint, oil and enamel. Comparing their process to Bill Murray’s improv, Sarah Faux and Tatiana Berg think sometimes you die onstage, but eventually you stop fearing death. After several rounds of email regrets and missed appointments (again, sorry Tatiana!), I finally … read more… “Good painting: Tatiana Berg and Sarah Faux”


Quick study

Here are some recent items expanded from the Two Coats of Paint Twitter Feed. Among the 18 artists selected for the deCordova Biennial is Joe Wardwell. “Come on Feel it,” 2011, oil on panel, 24″ x 24″ 18 artists selected for deCordova Biennial, Jan. 22-Apr. 22, 2012 ‘The 2012 Biennial remains non-thematic but aims to … read more… “Quick study”

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Susan Rothenberg’s disparate images

Susan Rothenberg, “Raven,” 2010, oil on canvas, 87 1/2 x 75 1/8.” Susan Rothenberg’s show at Sperone Westwater features vigorous new paintings of birds, circus performers, heads, hands, and smaller paintings of dogs napping in the studio. At first glance, the subjects of the paintings seem unconnected. But the driving force in Rothenberg’s work continues … read more… “Susan Rothenberg’s disparate images”


Field trip: Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Yesterday I went up to MassArt in Boston to participate in an excellent panel discussion about teaching visual arts courses online. I was an undergrad painting major at MassArt, and it was good to stop in for a visit. Here are some images from the trip.  Camel made out of wood and panty hose. None … read more… “Field trip: Massachusetts College of Art and Design”

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The importance of language: Josephine Halvorson

 Josephine Halvorson, “Hot Coals,” 2009. This images is from her 2009 show at Sikkema Jenkins. I’ll post images of new work after her upcoming show opens. Here’s the press release of the day, which was selected because the language used to describe Josephine Halvorson‘s beautiful, old-school perceptual paintings makes them sound edgy and very fashionable–sort … read more… “The importance of language: Josephine Halvorson”

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