Impressionable: Print exhibition @ Real Art Ways

Artist-curator John O’Donnell has organized a massive print show in Hartford, Connecticut: “Multiple Impressions,” the Fifth Connecticut Printmakers Invitational, on view at Real Art Ways in Hartford through April 21, 2016. The roster includes many luminaries from the Connecticut art and printmaking scene, so I’m proud to have a couple of my new etchings included. … read more… “Impressionable: Print exhibition @ Real Art Ways”

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Geometric Abstraction update in DC

The best geometric abstraction goes beyond the formal arrangement of line, shape, and color to connect with larger themes and issues. In “GEOMETRIX: Line, Form, Subversion,” a big multi-venue exhibition in the DC area, curator Andrea Pollan has selected artists who use the visual language of geometric abstraction to explore a wide array of subjects … read more… “Geometric Abstraction update in DC”


Interview: Carrie Moyer in Long Island City

Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / I met Carrie Moyer in her new-ish Long Island City studio. The space is generous, and it’s her first studio with north-facing windows. Moyer knows that artists and northern light are clichés, but she concedes, with some surprise, that she does love the quality of the light. Containers of bright acrylic paint … read more… “Interview: Carrie Moyer in Long Island City”

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Quick study

Articles to read this week include a guide to the art fairs, gallery closing news, a reconstructed Barnett Newman painting, many thank yous, a painting looted by Nazis is returned, database of public art in the UK, and Francis Bacon’s last painting… [Image at top: Francis Bacon’s last painting, Study of a Bull, 1991. ] … read more… “Quick study”

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Body parts: Clarity Haynes, Catherine Haggarty and Ginny Casey

The galleries are teeming with body parts this month. At Stout Projects, Clarity Haynes presents a series of bracing, carefully observed, truncated torsos of older women–the type of nude bodies we rarely see on public display. Less somber ruminations can be found at This Friday or Next Friday where Catherine Haggarty‘s brushy hairstyles, painted with … read more… “Body parts: Clarity Haynes, Catherine Haggarty and Ginny Casey”

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Interview: Leslie Smith III in Madison, Wisconsin

I took a trip to Madison, Wisconsin, in December, when the sky was gray but before the temperature had turned bitter. My guide was Leslie Smith III, a 2009 Yale MFA graduate with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art who will have paintings on display at VOLTA next week with beta pictoris … read more… “Interview: Leslie Smith III in Madison, Wisconsin”

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Catalogue essay: Robert Storr on Rick Briggs

Robert Storr originally wrote the following catalogue essay about Rick Briggs‘s unusual paintings, and he has graciously allowed Two Coats of Paint to republish it. Briggs’s solo show, “Full Circle,” is on view at the Flecker Gallery at Suffolk County Community College through March 18. Some painters just can’t leave well enough alone. Which is … read more… “Catalogue essay: Robert Storr on Rick Briggs”

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Two Coats of Paint Resident Artist: Peter Scherrer

I’m pleased to announce that West Coast painter Peter Scherrer is arriving on March 11 for a seven day artist’s residency at Two Coats of Paint. I first saw Peter’s lush, mysterious landscape paintings in SEASON’s presentation at VOLTA last year. Peter regularly visits New York to check out galleries, museums, and artist friends, but … read more… “Two Coats of Paint Resident Artist: Peter Scherrer”

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Paul D’Agostino’s pictorial discursiveness

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Given the demonstrated capability, energy, and ambition of Bushwick artist, gallerist, and all-purpose cultural maven Paul D’Agostino, that he would invent his own visual alphabet – as he has for his new show of paintings “Scriptive Formalities” at Life on Mars – isn’t surprising. A Ph.D. in Italian literature and … read more… “Paul D’Agostino’s pictorial discursiveness”

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The Swerve: When gone-wrong goes right

In The Swerve, a 2012 Pulitzer prize-winning work of non-fiction (subtitle: How the World Became Modern), author Stephen Goldblatt looks at one man’s decision 600 years ago to publish an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things. The epic poem, the only known work by Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius, suggested that gods … read more… “The Swerve: When gone-wrong goes right”

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