This edition includes links to upcoming Open Studio dates, Clyfford Still’s pastels, the Miami art fair participant lists, Thornton Willis upstate, the gold toilet at the Guggenheim, the resurrection of Ginzel’s much-loved List, a review of Molly Crabapple’s show at Postmasters, George Bush’s new painting project, and more.
Clyfford Still: The Works on Paper opens at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver on October 14, and Hyperallergic has a good preview. According to curator Dean Sobel, Still produced over a thousand pastel works on paper during the last two decades of his life. Check out the images.
The Miami art fairs are releasing their lists of participants, and I’m happy to report that SEASON will be presenting a solo show of my work at Pulse. Check out the NADA participants here. Art Basel Miami here.
Email: From Joshua Abelow’s church-gallery Freddy in Harris, New York: Images of Thornton Willis’s solo show. Looks good. On view through October 15th, by appointment. Check out more installation shots here.
You’ve probably already heard that there’s a gold toilet at the Guggenheim…? Installation view of Maurizio Cattelan, America, 2016, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery. Photo: Kris McKay © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.
At Art F City, a blogazine known more for their hilarious GIF of the Day posts than for coverage of painting exhibitions, Emily Colucci contributes a good review of Molly Crabapple’s Postmasters show: “Crabapple’s muses are not your typical Warholian superstars. They are witches, hackers, sex columnists, sex workers, philosophers, anarchists and revolutionaries. Whether friends, colleagues or role models, her subjects are kickass, unapologetic subcultural figures. And she makes sure you know it by presenting a sentence about each muse below their name on the exhibition’s checklist…” Read more.
ArtNews reports that Andrew Ginzel’s List has transitioned from an email blast to a regular feature at ArtCritical. We miss the utilitarian nature of the original mailing list–so easy to cut, paste, print, and use to recommend shows, but we’re glad it’s back (even if in a more complex form).
George W.Bush continues to paint and, from the images on the book cover, it looks like he’s improving. According to Time, he’s “combining his interests in writing and painting in a new art book, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to American Warriors.” Odd subject for a combat avoider who got the country into some serious war trouble.
Upcoming Open Studio events / dates:
Two Coats of Paint: Friday, Sept. 23, 5- 8 pm, Saturday Sept 24, 11 -1 pm. 55 Washington Street, #321, DUMBO, Brooklyn. With resident artist Marie Thibeault.
Smack Mellon Residency Program:
Artists’ Reception, Saturday, September 24, 5-8pm
Saturday, September 24, 12-8pm
Sunday, September 25, 12-6pm
92 Plymouth Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Bushwick Open Studios: October 1 and 2.
Gowanus Open Studios: October 14-16.
City-Wide Open Studios (New Haven): October 7 -30.
If you know of other Open Studio events, please add them in the Comments section. Thanks!