In her own words: Kyle Staver

“Lately I have been painting dragons, distressed maidens, and bulls with bad intentions. Titian, Rembrandt, Picasso, Redon, and Ryder have all preceded me to this trough and drunk deeply. “Perhaps the greatest inspiration for my recent work is the Metropolitan Museum’s Courbet exhibition: the personal/mythic narrative and atmosphere in Courbet’s work reminds me of the … read more… “In her own words: Kyle Staver”

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Thin and thick: Mario Naves and Brett Baker

At Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Mario Naves has the front room and Brett Baker, publisher of Painter’s Table, has the back. Two years ago, after making collages for twenty years, Naves turned to painting larger geometric abstractions on canvas. His buoyant compositional strategies recall those of his earlier collages, but the smoothly painted, unified surfaces and … read more… “Thin and thick: Mario Naves and Brett Baker”

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Andrew Ginzel’s list of selected NYC shows and events

February 4, 2013 / SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE /Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts.  LOWER EAST SIDEMonsalvat, a project by Merkx & Gwynne / Bureau / 127 Henry / thru 2/17Sharon Butler / Pocket Utopia / 191 Henry … read more… “Andrew Ginzel’s list of selected NYC shows and events”

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Under pressure: Q&A with Sheri Schwartz

JOE BUN KEO: Portraiture of the self can express vanity, portraiture of others can express admiration, and some portraiture can memorialize and immortalize. What are you aiming for in your portraiture? SHERI SCHWARTZ: At times, I seek out particular people to paint because of a social issue, or they look like someone I’ve seen before … read more… “Under pressure: Q&A with Sheri Schwartz”

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Claiming Modernism

“Radical Terrain,” the Rubin Museum’s third exhibition exploring Modernism in India, focuses on landscape, presenting work by the generation of artists who worked after India gained independence in  1950. Alongside work by the older artists, curator Beth Citron has included work by an international cohort of younger artists, including Meagan Boody, Hasan Elahi, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, … read more… “Claiming Modernism”

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Indian studies: Kathryn Myers

Since taking a 1999 sabbatic leave in India, Kathryn Myers‘s small-scale observational paintings have been richly informed by Indian life and culture. At Bose Archives last month, she recalled how she fell in love with the art and people of this huge, colorful dempcracy. Myers has enthusiastically curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary Indian art, and … read more… “Indian studies: Kathryn Myers”

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“Sharon Butler: Precisionist Casual” at Pocket Utopia

Happy New Year! See you at Pocket Utopia on Sunday. From the press release: Pocket Utopia is pleased to present “Precisionist Casual,” a solo exhibition of new paintings by Sharon Butler. The exhibition will feature Butler’s stapled, washed canvases, unstretched yet arranged on stretchers. Butler finds herself pulled between the worldly confines of the Precisionists … read more… ““Sharon Butler: Precisionist Casual” at Pocket Utopia”

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