Studio visit: Sue McNally

Sue McNally is working on “This Land is My Land,” a series of large-scale landscape paintings, one for each of the fifty United States. During the summer months, she takes road trips to states she hasn’t visited, camping along the way, sleeping under the stars, and gathering material. She returns to her studio, located in … read more… “Studio visit: Sue McNally”

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Quick study: Art bus, Rauschenberg as bad parent, sexism in arts writing, Abelow, Two Coats Residency, Stanley Whitney, Stella retrospective, more

Art in a bus: According to The Art Newspaper, “works by Scottish Turner prizewinners and nominees will be seen across Scotland in a traveling show due to crisscross the country in a specially adapted bus (image above). Artists featured in the touring exhibition, ‘Eyes on the Prize,’ include Martin Boyce (Turner prizewinner, 2011), Ciara Phillips—a … read more… “Quick study: Art bus, Rauschenberg as bad parent, sexism in arts writing, Abelow, Two Coats Residency, Stanley Whitney, Stella retrospective, more”

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Stern verve: Joseph Zito at Lennon, Weinberg

  Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / The artist’s weight in ominous lead slabs, a combat helmet spilling with rose petals – in another artist’s hands these conceptual pieces would probably seem trite or overbearing. But Joseph Zito’s unerringly fine calibrations of irony combined with his formidable technical range and astutely Gober-esque deployment of different materials … read more… “Stern verve: Joseph Zito at Lennon, Weinberg”

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Facebook IRL

Since they started using social media in 2009, painters have been able to connect directly with one another over vast geographic regions outside the gallery system and mainstream media. Facebook has been a particularly enriching community for many, a friendly place where artists discover each others work, form collaborative groups, and network without having to … read more… “Facebook IRL”

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Connecticut news

UPDATE: The show has been extended through September 30, 2015. Thank YOU, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery. Two of my paintings (pictured at top) are included in “Thank You, Connecticut,” an annual group show that was curated this year by gallery artists Rex Prescott Walden, Shelby Head, Nathan Lewis, Joe Boginski, and James Gortner. The show … read more… “Connecticut news”

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

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Invitation in Seattle: Slow Enhancers

Rober Yoder, artist and director of SEASON, a gallery he runs out of a beautiful mid-century modern house in Seattle, has taken over Platform Gallery this month to present a summer group show called “Slow Enhancers.” The exhibition includes a couple of my paintings alongside work by ten other artists who are engaged with conceptual … read more… “Invitation in Seattle: Slow Enhancers”

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Arturo Herrera: Reading abstraction

Few contemporary artists have a stronger urge to explore process and materiality than Arturo Herrera, who is best known for his collages and large-scale drooping-felt abstractions. In “Opener 29: Arturo Herrera — Day Before,” a delightful exhibition at the Tang this summer, Herrera presents 100 hardcover books that he has selected at flea markets and … read more… “Arturo Herrera: Reading abstraction”

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Art and Film: Jem Cohen’s faith in art

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / New York independent filmmaker Jem Cohen’s laconically moving Counting is quintessentially an artist’s movie. It is divided into fifteen segments, and owing to the absence of a script, their logic is obscure. This Delphic quality makes Counting similar to a solo painting or photograph exhibition. A title (e.g., “The Blues”) … read more… “Art and Film: Jem Cohen’s faith in art”

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Barbara Campbell Thomas: Ten Images (or An Abstract Painter’s Pilgrimage to Italy)

Guest Contributor Barbara Campbell Thomas / Journeying to Italy in order to bask in the perfectly toned muscular glow of High Renaissance art is a well-worn artist narrative. But while visiting Italy this past June, I bypassed the usual cast of characters entirely, taking in Florence mostly while dragging my luggage between the train station … read more… “Barbara Campbell Thomas: Ten Images (or An Abstract Painter’s Pilgrimage to Italy)”

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