Weekend report: Casualism's heredity, visit to The Brooklyn Museum,Museum Hours, studio update

At Hyperallergic, Thomas Micchelli still has Casualism on the brain. In his excellent review of “Reinventing Abstraction,” an exhibition of 1980s abstract painting curated by Raphael Rubinstein, Micchelli suggests that “the genome of this generation of post-minimal abstractionists, who were born between 1939 and 1949, is embedded in the Provisional/Casual DNA,” and he’s absolutely right. … read more… “Weekend report: Casualism's heredity, visit to The Brooklyn Museum,Museum Hours, studio update”

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Fred Valentine: “I make pictures”

Last week I met Fred Valentine at Sometimes (the gallery is only open on Wednesdays, Fridays and by appointment) where he has an exhibition of remarkably inventive and sophisticated new work. A painter for more than forty years, Valentine isn’t interested in the ongoing debate about painting-as-object or painting strategies in the post-mortem (painting supposedly … read more… “Fred Valentine: “I make pictures””

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Questions for Casualists

This weekend at Hyperallergic Thomas Micchelli reviews Dying on Stage: New Painting in New York, the Garis & Hahn exhibition curated by Kyle Chayka that was inspired by  “The New Casualists,” a 2011 essay I published in The Brooklyn Rail. Noting that much of the work in the show veers into representational territory and freely … read more… “Questions for Casualists”

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