Artist in exile / Art as a home

Contributed by Mira Dayal / I’ve been having more conversations recently about “currents” in contemporary art practice–conversations that inevitably culminate in ruminations upon the requisite energy, accumulated travel miles, and resulting exhaustion from keeping up. Art’s conversation traverses continents, navigates close relationships, and carves into conflict-ridden landscapes. It is insistent and dynamic, but above all, … read more… “Artist in exile / Art as a home”

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Studio visit: Hermine Ford’s order and disruption

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Hermine Ford’s Tribeca loft, which she and her husband, painter Robert Moscovitz, purchased decades ago, comprises their home and her studio. The space radiates art. Her father was abstract expressionist Jack Tworkov, and the living room’s centerpiece is a magisterial Tworkov painting. The adjacent studio, though, is strictly Ford’s domain. … read more… “Studio visit: Hermine Ford’s order and disruption”

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Patricia Highsmith, CAROL, Yaddo, and me

As many readers might recall, this past summer I spent July working in Saratoga Springs at Yaddo, a retreat for artists of all kinds, from painters and filmmakers to poets and composers. A letter arrived recently notifying me that I’d been named the 2015 Patricia Highsmith-Plangman Resident, so I want to share a post about … read more… “Patricia Highsmith, CAROL, Yaddo, and me”

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Big plans: The 2015 Miami fairs

HELL YES, the Miami art fairs are just around the corner! As usual, Art Basel Miami Beach–the biggest of the fairs, with 250 of the most affluent international galleries in attendance–will set up shop in the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 3-6. The smaller fairs–Scope Miami, Miami Project, PULSE Miami Beach, NADA, Fridge, Art … read more… “Big plans: The 2015 Miami fairs”

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Quick study

Today’s links concern a new fundraising incentive (an artist’s book!), an historic sculpture show in LA, Ellsworth Kelly in Dallas, adjunct advice, Italian painting heist, and a painting’s troubled history. Tomorrow I will introduce the artists who have been invited to cover the Miami Fairs for Two Coats of Paint. FUNDRAISING: Our year-end campaign continues, … read more… “Quick study”

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Ben La Rocco’s Saturnalia

In “Saturn’s Gates,” his first solo show at Slag in Bushwick, Ben La Rocco presents a new series of large-scale paintings on Masonite, most casually leaning against the walls, except for a large painted tarp that hangs loosely, outfitted with slits and dangling ropes, from the ceiling. In the studio, La Rocco doesn’t travel a … read more… “Ben La Rocco’s Saturnalia”

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Gedi Sibony’s backwards images in Greater New York

In “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1, Gedi Sibony, known for his early assemblages of carpet and drywall, is represented by nine framed pieces that were made in 2015, but borrow an idea from his previous work. Each piece, seemingly sourced in a thrift shop, consists of an old metal frame — the popular, make-it-yourself … read more… “Gedi Sibony’s backwards images in Greater New York”

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Interview: Daniel Kingery in Hunt’s Point

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / The four paintings I looked at in Daniel Kingery‘s Bronx studio are all medium-sized, human scale. Paint application strategies vary across each canvas, but overall the surfaces have a stiff, solid sheen. Kingery paints in layers, applying and completing each before beginning the next. Sometimes this means a physical imposition … read more… “Interview: Daniel Kingery in Hunt’s Point”

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Quick study

Links today include a pick for the Miami fairs, two news stories about art warehousing, a Ryman boys profile, text discovery on a Malevich, union busting at Connecticut State University, and a post about “total service artists.” 1. Painter and curator Julie Torres has announced the artists included in “Art in America,” an exhibition she … read more… “Quick study”

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