We were recently surprised to learn that Bushwick artist Julie Torres has decamped from the Brooklyn neighborhood with which she’s long been associated. Now located in Hudson, NY, Torres has been settling into her new home by exploring its art scene. We asked her to send a report on the galleries in the neighborhood, and here are images of some juicy paintings that caught her eye.
Curated monthly by gallerist Steve Isoz, the Back Room at Galerie Gris presents a feast of engaging smaller work.
Thanks, Julie. We’ll miss you in Brooklyn, but we’re looking forward to more reports from upstate. Readers–stay tuned for Part 2 later this week.
Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: February 2021
Microscope: Yasue Maetake, Transmutations, installation view
This month Two Coats of Paint is unveiling a site redesign (big thanks to Heather Bause Rubinstein for the encouragement and technical support), which includes ...
Susanna Coffey: A life in the studio
Susanna Coffey, Aliza Nisenbaum In Her Studio 11/5/19, 2019, acrylic on linen, 11 x 14 inches
Contributed by Sangram Majumdar / In 2015 Susanna Coffey saw “In the Studio: Paintings,” an ...
Andrew Zarou’s particular beat
Andrew Zarou, under the rhodondendron 2021, flashe on unprimed linen, 16 x 12 inches
Contributed by Ben Pritchard / Andrew Zarou’s compelling exhibition at The Painting Center is resonant of the ...
Art and Film: Painter-Spy in Bridge of Spies
Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Bridge of Spies begins and ends with a painting. Steven Spielberg’s latest film is a penetrating and affecting consideration of the Cold War, based on ...
Spencer Lewis’s mesmerizing formlessness
Spencer Lewis: Six Jutes (2) installation at Harper’s Chelsea. (All photos courtesy of Harper’s Chelsea).
Contributed by Patrick Neal / Spencer Lewis’s large, colorful, gestural abstractions, on view at Harper’s Chelsea ...
Ray Carofano: Faces of Pedro
Contributed by Peter Plagens / San Pedro is a tough town. Actually it’s technically part of Los Angeles; L.A. saw to that by making the north-and-south Harbor Freeway and ...