IMAGES: Matthew Mahler

Matthew Mahler, O M G #2 [oh my god], 2013, acrylic and dye on canvas, 40 x 44 inches. CMU. Matthew Mahler has been dyeing canvas, stretching it, adding a bit of geometric abstraction on top and titling with acronyms like OMG, BTW, MFA, POR and more. His solo show opens in Bushwick at Sardine … read more… “IMAGES: Matthew Mahler”


Fall 2013: Advice for students

Always a good strategy, right? Maybe, but sometimes it’s better not to worry about quality–just keep working. No hand-wringing allowed…! Originally posted on They Draw & Cook, a delightfully quirky blog featuring recipes illustrated by artists from around the world, this print was prominently displayed at PRESS, a public art project founded by book artist … read more… “Fall 2013: Advice for students”

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Secondary usage: Four questions and answers

I recently received an email from artist and curator Brendan Carroll with the following four questions, and since I spent a fair amount of time yesterday writing the answers, I thought the exchange might make an interesting post, especially the part about working from observation.  Carroll is curating a show called “Out of Step” that … read more… “Secondary usage: Four questions and answers”

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Peter Dudek: Challenging murals in North Adams

NYC artist Peter Dudek‘s recent undertaking, “House Dreaming (and then some),” is a mural project that includes several related images of architectural structures displayed around North Adams, MA. Funded by DownStreet Art, an organization dedicated to revitalizing downtown North Adams through novel public art projects, Dudek’s series challenges the familiar notion of mural-making that many local … read more… “Peter Dudek: Challenging murals in North Adams”

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EMAIL: Matthew Fisher responds to Adolph Gottleib

Hello Sharon, I hope this summer finds you in good spirits and of course in the studio. I was tickled to read your post on [Adolph] Gottlieb. For me, as well, he has long been an interesting painter. I tacked a picture of him “painting” by the studio door. Last month I found 1969 WMAA … read more… “EMAIL: Matthew Fisher responds to Adolph Gottleib”

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A Day for Detroit: Lovis Corinth

Lovis Corinth (b. 1858, Germany), The Art Student (Herbert Schonbohm), 1923, graphite pencil on wove paper,18 x 13 1/4 inches. A German Impressionist, Corinth was a member and leader of the Berlin Secession, an artists’ group that was founded in 1898 as an alternative to the more conservative Association of Berlin Artists. The drawing pictured … read more… “A Day for Detroit: Lovis Corinth”

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A Day for Detroit: Tyree Guyton in the Detroit Institute of Art collection

Tyree Guyton, Untitled, late 20th century, 43 x 25 x 5 inches. Detroit Instutute of Art, Gift of Cristina A. and Dirk S. Denison in memory of Mary Moore Denison. From the Detroit artist’s website: “Primarily a painter and sculptor, Tyree Guyton has also been described as an urban environmental artist. He has waged a … read more… “A Day for Detroit: Tyree Guyton in the Detroit Institute of Art collection”

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A Day For Detroit: Economist calls selling the DIA collection “complete foolishness”

Thanks to Tyler Green‘s vision and organization, a slew of art bloggers are posting about the Detroit art community today in an effort to halt the rumored sale of the DIA art collection. During my artist’s residency at Bascom Lodge, not far from North Adams, Massachusetts, a community that has relied on cultural investment in … read more… “A Day For Detroit: Economist calls selling the DIA collection “complete foolishness””

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A few snaps: Adolph Gottlieb

Longtime readers may recall my evolving ideas about the paIntings of Ab-Exer Adolph Gottlieb (b. 1903, New York City), and this summer there’s another opportunity to see his work in “Image and Abstraction,” the star-studded, multi-generational group show at Pace. Here are a few Gottlieb images I downloaded from their  website. Is his work, given its … read more… “A few snaps: Adolph Gottlieb”

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Matthew Miller: One Painting’s Presence

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson Some paintings have to be seen in person, up close, and without distraction to be fully appreciated. That is probably why Austin Thomas felt compelled to frame the maiden showing of Matthew Miller’s stunning new painting (pictured above) as a solo “unveiling” this week at her gallery Pocket Utopia on the … read more… “Matthew Miller: One Painting’s Presence”

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