Bushwick Open Studios 2017, Part 2

Contributed by Katie Fuller / Last weekend, Bushwick Open Studios did not disappoint. The mood was uplifting and the studios were full of artistic spirit. I found myself drawn to works with an unequivocal freedom of gesture, and to those that carefully balanced adolescent verve with more seasoned cynicism. I also noticed many artists creating illusionary surfaces with unconventional materials, while … read more… “Bushwick Open Studios 2017, Part 2”

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Two Coats Resident Artist Gyan Shrosbree returns in October

This October, former Two Coats of Paint Resident Artist Gyan Shrosbree returns from Iowa for a week. “Since my last residency, I’ve been focused primarily on making huge tarp paintings that are less modular than the installations I made for the space last time,” Shrosbree wrote via email. “The last residency period definitely launched the work I am … read more… “Two Coats Resident Artist Gyan Shrosbree returns in October”

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Leslie Wayne: Beyond painterly

Contributed by Sharon Butler and Jonathan Stevenson / Leslie Wayne, in transcendently clever new work on view at Jack Shainman Gallery through October 21, has encapsulated a significant strand of art history. Renaissance artist Leon Battista Alberti is often credited with the observation that a painting is a window through which to see the world. That … read more… “Leslie Wayne: Beyond painterly”

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Bushwick Open Studios 2017– from Bogart to Troutman

Contributed by William Eckhardt Kohler / The printed studio maps were already gone by early Saturday afternoon–a good indication of the popularity of Bushwick Open Studios–so I simply started at 56 Bogart and made my way to 17-17 Troutman, stopping at studios I found along the way. In open-studio walks, the art inevitably ranges wildly from undeveloped … read more… “Bushwick Open Studios 2017– from Bogart to Troutman”

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A preview: 2017 Bushwick Open Studios

Bushwick Open Studios takes place this weekend, and we’ve gone through the BOS listings, Facebook posts, and our overstuffed inbox to select a few shows that will be of interest to painters. Our advice is not to worry about following a map–just go wander around and enjoy the day. Look for two posts next week from … read more… “A preview: 2017 Bushwick Open Studios”

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Art and Film: Aronofsky’s Bosch-esque mother!

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Albert Oehlen is perhaps foremost among visual artists seeking to capture the jangled frenzy of the Internet Age, having done so in virtuosic paintings that conveyed its sometimes frightening but often funny digital visitations into daily life and the everyday psyche. When his remarkable exhibition “Home and Garden” appeared at … read more… “Art and Film: Aronofsky’s Bosch-esque mother!”

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Artist’s Talk: Cable Griffith

Contributed by Cable Griffith / While making this work, I’ve tried to remind myself, and hopefully others, of the fundamental connection between everyone and everything. Nature is one word for it. Quantum mechanics describes an aspect of this connection on the particle level as “entanglement.” But we see much larger and more obvious expressions of … read more… “Artist’s Talk: Cable Griffith”

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Calvin Ross Carl’s post-internet confectionary wisdom

Contributed by Sharon Arnold / As I open the front door to Robert Yoder’s SEASON, a gallery housed in his beautifully renovated mid-century home, I’m greeted by a boisterous crowd. Seattle is a friendly arts community, excited by Portland artist Calvin Ross Carl’s new series of paintings. When I arrive, Calvin is holding court in … read more… “Calvin Ross Carl’s post-internet confectionary wisdom”

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Steve Greene’s afterimages

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Beat-up paper, runny ink, and crusty surfaces aren’t so prevalent now that preliminary studies can be more efficiently made on the computer and final images crafted without getting one’s hands too dirty or wasting paint. Steve Greene knows that but doesn’t care. Like a musician who prefers vinyl to CDs or downloads, he is … read more… “Steve Greene’s afterimages”

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Invitation: A Symposium on Contemporary Painting

Contributed by Sharon Butler / On Friday, September 15, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art in Portland is hosting a symposium in conjunction with  “American Genre: Contemporary Painting,” a sprawling exhibition curated by Michelle Grabner. Please join us for the symposium, which will begin with morning coffee and an introduction by Grabner, and end … read more… “Invitation: A Symposium on Contemporary Painting”

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