Last chance: Summer shows in Hudson and Beacon

Continuing my roadtrip north of the city, I headed west from the Berkshires to Hudson and Beacon, two more towns that have absorbed many exhausted Brooklyn artists who have decided to join art communities elsewhere. In Hudson, John Davis has notably expressive solo painting shows by Matt Blackwell, Judith Simonian, Kathy Osborn, and Angela Dufresne. … read more… “Last chance: Summer shows in Hudson and Beacon”


Outside the city: Great Barrington

  Last week I took a couple days off and drove up to Massachusetts. In Sheffield, I stopped by the Colonial Farm to catch up with with Brece Honeycutt, then took in two excellent shows in Great Barrington, the next town over, at Susan Jennings and Slink Moss’s new gallery, LABSpace, and the esteemed Geoffrey … read more… “Outside the city: Great Barrington”

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Studio visit: EJ Hauser

One of the best things about spending summer in the city is having more time for leisurely studio visits with other artists. Recently I stopped by EJ Hauser’s spacious studio in Sunset Park to check out her new work. Hauser was the artist-in-residence last year at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where she concentrated on … read more… “Studio visit: EJ Hauser”

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North Adams news

Peter Dudek is moving from his longtime Pittsfield studio to a cavernous Beaver Mill space in North Adams, where space is cheap. But before he goes, he’s having a big open studio on Saturday, August 30, from 12-5pm. Stop by 2 Fenn Street, second floor, Pittsfield, MA, and say hello. Buy something so he doesn’t … read more… “North Adams news”

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Inspired by fiction: Recurrence at Fridman

“In this world where every object was thrown away at the slightest sign of breakage or aging, at the first dent or stain, and replaced with a new and perfect substitute, there was just one false note, one shadow: the moon. It wandered through the sky naked, corroded, and gray, more and more alien to … read more… “Inspired by fiction: Recurrence at Fridman”


ON FILM: Hedge priest as anachronistic hero

Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / John Michael McDonagh’s blackly satirical film Calvary, set in rural County Sligo in northwest Ireland, doesn’t lack ambition: it tackles the creeping nihilism of the twenty-first century. The scene that most incisively represents the phenomenon involves a rich Irishman drunkenly peeing on Holbein the Younger’s The Ambassadors (pictured above), which … read more… “ON FILM: Hedge priest as anachronistic hero”

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Steve Turner Gallery responds to the post about Jonas Lund’s Flip City

I had an idea after posting the “Flip City” update on Tuesday to buy one of Jonas Lund’s paintings and put it up for auction. Why, I wondered, shouldn’t artists get in on the action? As my dear father Dudley used to say: buy low, sell high. In my last post, I wrote that only … read more… “Steve Turner Gallery responds to the post about Jonas Lund’s Flip City”


Update: Jonas Lund and Flip City

  UPDATE: Steve Turner Gallery responds–> Remember “Flip City,” Jonas Lund’s June solo exhibition at Steve Turner in LA that featured a series of process-based abstract paintings created as flip bait for speculator-collectors? [Image at top: Flip City 18, 2014, digital painting on canvas, gel medium and GPS tracker, 50 x 40 inches.] The … read more… “Update: Jonas Lund and Flip City”

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New Image Painters challenge Zombie Formalists

Galleries are trying to spread the news: dour Zombie Formalism is out; pop-inflected, often casualist, representational imagery is in. This summer Jesse Greenberg and MacGregor Harp of Brooklyn’s 247365 organized “Don’t Look Now” at Zach Feuer, a group show suggesting that a renewed interest in traditional genres–portrait, still life, landscape–is thriving within the painting community. … read more… “New Image Painters challenge Zombie Formalists”


Selected work: Chelsea

Without Andrew Ginzel‘s List (on hiatus until September) and Facebook (recently deactivated), I’ve been left on my own to figure out what shows are out there this summer. Recently I’ve begun using NY Art Beat, an iPhone app that lists galleries by neighborhood. Gallery go-ers can review shows, bookmark them, and then view all the … read more… “Selected work: Chelsea”

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