Suzanne Joelson studio visit: Temporal and now

When I stopped by Suzanne Joelson‘s studio a few weeks ago, I found her working on several things at once, including two large paintings on hollow-core panels (doors in a previous life) and a series of painting-collages on paper. Recently I’ve been collaging scraps of clothing–primarily t-shirts from the salvation army–onto my paintings, so I … read more… “Suzanne Joelson studio visit: Temporal and now”

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The strategic now

In her statement for “The Forever Now,” the contemporary painting show on view at MOMA through April 5, 2015, curator Laura Hoptman makes a case that the Internet enables painters to sample styles from art history, creating an “ahistorical free-for-all” in which artists are “reanimating historical styles or recreating a contemporary version of them, sampling … read more… “The strategic now”

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Artist’s house for sale: Mystic, Connecticut

UPDATE (Dec. 23):  We have a contract on the house, but there’s a contingency clause–we agreed to give the buyers time to sell their house–so we can still entertain other offers! When I was a full-time faculty member at a nearby university, we bought this beautiful historic house at 9 Pearl Street in Mystic, Connecticut. … read more… “Artist’s house for sale: Mystic, Connecticut”

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Miami, Part IV: Rebecca Morgan’s eye on the figurative (and a bit of abstraction)

Guest Contributor Rebecca Morgan / The Miami fairs constitute true spectacle. I enjoyed watching it happen from a safe distance, and found it even more exhilarating to be present and in the thick of it all. The general atmosphere across the fairs and social scenes throughout the week was congenial and bright, celebratory and effervescent. … read more… “Miami, Part IV: Rebecca Morgan’s eye on the figurative (and a bit of abstraction)”

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Miami, Part III: Heather Leigh McPherson attends a Bomb discussion, Untitled

Guest Contributor Heather Leigh McPherson / After a Saturday filled with manic art-spectating energy, I went to Untitled and attended a late afternoon panel at Select Art Fair, which presented a moment of reflection and listening. Moderated by artist, curator, and BOMB contributing editor Legacy Russell, The Artist, The Writer: A Conversation Between Creative Identities … read more… “Miami, Part III: Heather Leigh McPherson attends a Bomb discussion, Untitled”

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Miami, Part II: Heather Leigh McPherson Reports on NADA

Guest Contributor Heather Leigh McPherson / I spent twenty-six hours awake in Miami Beach. I gave Art Basel the once-over, had a long look at the NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) Fair, attended a panel hosted by Legacy Russell at Select Art Fair, and flew through Untitled in the fifty-two minutes before the guards started … read more… “Miami, Part II: Heather Leigh McPherson Reports on NADA”

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Miami, Part I: Rebecca Morgan’s picks from Untitled and Art Basel

Guest contributor Rebecca Morgan / As the definitive Juggernaut, Art Basel Miami Beach offers a lot to love and loathe. Personally, my love for art fairs far exceeds my disdain for them; without going into particulars as to how and why an artist can feel jaded about art fairs, I couldn’t be happier to experience … read more… “Miami, Part I: Rebecca Morgan’s picks from Untitled and Art Basel”

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Part I: Adira Thekkuveettil and the defaced murals in India

Contributed by Hannah Kennedy, Two Coats Intern / Adira Thekkuveettil is an emerging photographer working in Gujarat, India, who created “Women on Walls,” a series of photographs inspired by the notorious 2012 Delhi gang rape incident. When she noticed that public murals depicting women that were intended to beautify the city had been defaced, she … read more… “Part I: Adira Thekkuveettil and the defaced murals in India”

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Art and Film: Revenge of the casualists?

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Joe Angio’s winning rock documentary Revenge of the Mekons concerns a defiantly non-commercial punk-era British rock band that has kept going with core members who started out as art students at the University of Leeds, along with a rotating cast, for thirty years. The filmmakers lock into the louche verve … read more… “Art and Film: Revenge of the casualists?”

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Press release of the week: IDLENESS vs. INDUSTRY

“The aperture on the camera Man Ray used for Dust Breeding (1920) is said to have been left open the precise amount of time it took him and Marcel Duchamp to have a leisurely lunch. The resulting photograph—capturing a section of Duchamp’s Large Glass (1915-1923) lying in an unfinished state and gathering dust—is the index … read more… “Press release of the week: IDLENESS vs. INDUSTRY”

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