June 30: Andrew Ginzel’s list of NYC shows, openings, and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / June 30, 2015 / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint. NOTE: Many venues are on special summer hours. Please inquire before going out of … read more… “June 30: Andrew Ginzel’s list of NYC shows, openings, and events”

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VERNACULAR: A painterly conversation about abstraction

By Janet Goleas / Shared from the Hamptons Art Hub / The four artists included in “Vernacular”—Eric Brown, Sharon Butler, Andrew Seto and Joyce Robins—at Bushwick’s Theodore:Art, approach abstraction with a shared sense of humility, materiality and ambiguity. Speaking in distinct but related painterly tongues, the works on view connect familiar idioms—minimalism, cubism, precisionism—with a … read more… “VERNACULAR: A painterly conversation about abstraction”

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Blast of color: Mink and Dolnick at OUTLET

“An avalanche of color has no force,” Matisse wrote in 1945. “Color attains its full expression only when it is organized, when it corresponds to the emotional intensity of the artist.” At OUTLET this month, Jason Andrew presents the impressive work of Lucy Mink and Judith Dolnick, painters who seem to live for color, and … read more… “Blast of color: Mink and Dolnick at OUTLET”

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And Many More: PAFA presents at 33 Orchard

Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / MFA exhibitions are notoriously hit-or-miss, not least because it’s difficult to pull together a group show from graduates who may not be following aesthetic avenues that are sufficiently kindred to ensure the coherence that a freely curated show can have. Both strong institutional guidance and a rich pool of MFA … read more… “And Many More: PAFA presents at 33 Orchard”

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Your June 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 June Horoscope! by Crystal “Kitty” Shimski”

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2015 Residency Awards announced at Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

Seventeen talented artists have been awarded rent-free studio space at 20 Jay Street in DUMBO thanks to the generosity of the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. The jurors this year, Diana Al-Hadid, Phong Bui, Michael Berryhill, Carl Fudge, and Beverly McIver, made the selection from over 1000 applicants. Obviously, with that many applications, we could use more … read more… “2015 Residency Awards announced at Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program”


Joan Nelson: Lost and found

Joan Nelson’s delicate landscape paintings feature images that seem familiar: spindly trees, sparkling waterfalls, vivid blue skies. Indeed, for three decades she has borrowed details from the majestic landscapes of painters such as Albrecht Altdorfer, Albert Bierstadt, and Edward Hicks. In this recent series of paintings, on view at Adams and Ollman through July 11, … read more… “Joan Nelson: Lost and found”


Two Coats of Paint Artist Residency Program kicks off this week

Before I returned to NYC after a nearly ten-year hiatus teaching at Eastern Connecticut State University, Austin Thomas generously invited me to do a one-week residency at the original Bushwick Pocket Utopia in January 2009. The experience, which led to a longer residency the following summer, changed the way I thought about my work, expanded … read more… “Two Coats of Paint Artist Residency Program kicks off this week”


Chantal Joffe’s Limbo

Guest Contributor Katelynn Mills / Chantal Joffe’s self-portraits look back at us with a deadpan stare. Often they avoid eye contact altogether. But there’s something about Joffe’s paintings one cannot pin down. Her latest show, “Night Self-Portraits” at Cheim & Read, presents a kind of Joffe limbo. Honest yet deceptive, beautiful yet ugly: for all … read more… “Chantal Joffe’s Limbo”

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A selection from Bushwick Open Studios, 2015

Guest contributor Allison Hale / Both days provided an excellent view into the studio spaces and the community of artists living and working in Bushwick. On Saturday I went to 1717 Troutman, a building packed with young and emerging artists. Julia Bland was the definite highlight. Bland creates wall-assembled pieces imbued with textile design. At … read more… “A selection from Bushwick Open Studios, 2015”

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