Quick study: Eric Fischl leaves Mary Boone, Kenny Schachter’s report from the dark side, GeoAb in Peru,Havana, space in DUMBO

According to The Art Newspaper, Eric Fischl, painter and author of a 2013 memoir called Bad Boy, is leaving Mary Boone‘s gallery after thirty years. “Eric has wanted to change his working relationship with the gallery,” says Ron Warren, a director and partner at Mary Boone. “I think he has decided that the art world … read more… “Quick study: Eric Fischl leaves Mary Boone, Kenny Schachter’s report from the dark side, GeoAb in Peru,Havana, space in DUMBO”

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Bill Jensen: Painting is a prayer

Contributed by Katelynn Mills / One can never hide who they are in their work – I’ve always known and felt that painting is a direct extension of the artist’s soul. Be the individual a shallow, fabulous Warholian, or a deep and tortured Rothkoan, or anyone in between, a (wo)man’s capacity is marked by their … read more… “Bill Jensen: Painting is a prayer”

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Cecily Brown on motherhood: “You’re forced to be more conventional”

Cecily Brown, a painter who recently left the Gagosian stable and has a show at Maccarone this month, parents a six-year-old daughter with architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff. In a recent interview on Vulture with Julie Belcove , Brown talks about her experience of being a mother. We lucked out; she’s a good kid. Fingers crossed … read more… “Cecily Brown on motherhood: “You’re forced to be more conventional””

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Your May Horoscope! by Crystal “Kitty” Shimski

Transcribed by guest contributor Jennifer Coates / Kitty divides her time between New York City and Montauk. She is a freelance Intuitive Technique Specialist and part-time Trance Inducer. She was recently certified in Trauma Re-alignment and holds a dual Associates Degree in Breath Dancing for Painters and Creative Shock Control from the Online Academy of … read more… “Your May Horoscope! by Crystal “Kitty” Shimski”

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“New Social Situations” opens in Beacon on Saturday

This Saturday, May 9, please join me for the opening of “New Social Situations,” my solo show at Karlyn Benson’s Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, NY. The show features small work from the past few years–from the time I was subletting space at the Elizabeth Foundation through paintings made in DUMBO this past year. I haven’t … read more… ““New Social Situations” opens in Beacon on Saturday”

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Art and Film: Hell and high fashion

By Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Kurt Cobain, the prince of grunge who took his own life in 1994 at age 27, would have disdained haute couture, and newly anointed Christian Dior creative director Raf Simons would have disparaged Cobain’s thrift-shop dress sense. Yet for all the corrosive chaos of Cobain’s artistic life and the … read more… “Art and Film: Hell and high fashion”

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On procrastinating: Gwyneth Leech

“Two new directions began to develop as I was winding down a portrait series in 2010. One involved daily drawing and painting on used paper coffee cups. Stalled in the studio, I initially experienced this habit as procrastination–until I began embracing it as a highly generative art form. Having amassed many hundreds of these upcycled … read more… “On procrastinating: Gwyneth Leech”

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Focus: Melodie Provenzano

Last year Laura Hutson wrote in Nashville Scene that Melodie Provenzano’s playful paintings “land somewhere between Jeff Koons kitsch and Takashi Murakami cute … bridging the tricky gap between commercial and accessible.” I’m looking forward to checking out Provenzano’s quirky brand of realism in her first solo show at Nancy Margolis later this month. Provenzano … read more… “Focus: Melodie Provenzano”

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