Who is Agnes Magruder?

An exquisite Arshile Gorky pencil and crayon drawing is the focal point for Jason Andrew‘s latest curatorial blockbuster, “Arshile Gorky and a selection of contemporary drawings,” at Outlet Fine Art in Bushwick. Fully displaying Andrew’s curatorial acumen, the show features work by over thirty artists. Some pieces–like Joan Snyder’s and Hermine Ford’s–closely recapitulate Gorky’s compositional … read more… “Who is Agnes Magruder?”

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Out of context: Bushwick Open Studios, 2014

Bushwick Open Studios isn’t just about visiting artists’ studios anymore. Curators and gallerists have gotten involved, organizing events and exhibitions throughout the neighborhood. The curated pop-up exhibitions undoubtedly brought more people into the area, but I heard from several artists that they also drew viewers away from the studios themselves. Their testimony is credible: I … read more… “Out of context: Bushwick Open Studios, 2014”


Studio visit: Andrea Belag

In a loft overlooking West Broadway in Tribeca, Andrea Belag employs large swooping brushstrokes and rich transparent color to create the illusion of space and light. When I stopped by the other day she was in the process of selecting work for her upcoming show at DCKT. [Image at top: Andrea Belag, Wave, 2014, oil … read more… “Studio visit: Andrea Belag”