Lauren Luloff: Drawing (with bleach) from life

Contributed by Eileen Jeng Lynch / Harking back to the Impressionists, Lauren Luloff has begun painting from life, focusing on light, color, and the world around her. The new work has an atmospheric quality, nicely showcased by the light-filled space at Ceysson & Bénétière on Madison Avenue last month. The exhibition comprised paintings and wall-mounted ceramic works that explored the relationship … read more… “Lauren Luloff: Drawing (with bleach) from life”

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Tom McGlynn: Liberating geometric shapes

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Tom McGlynn’s enigmatically reductive paintings are a study in subtle contrasts between systematization and autonomy, order and disarray. Horizontal rectangles of various sizes and colors are rendered on a monochromatic surface, each with immaculately straight edges and carefully painted a solid color. Yet these shapes, while neat and precise in … read more… “Tom McGlynn: Liberating geometric shapes”

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Studio visit with Peter Schenck

Contributed by Julia Gray / Painter Peter Schenck combines hard-edge abstraction with gestural brushwork and vivid color to create densely patterned scenes that capture a cast of characters caught in awkward moments. Almost collage-like in concept and practice, his paintings merge elements from his own life and imagination with found images and fragments from his … read more… “Studio visit with Peter Schenck”

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Laurie Sverdlove: Unsettled in Vermont

Contributed by Dian Parker / Vermont artist Laurie Sverdlove has been painting for four decades. In high school she took classes at the Art Students League in New York City and earned her MFA from UC Berkeley in California, where she studied  with Joan Brown and Elmer Bischoff. After completing her PhD coursework in Russo-Iranian History at the University of Pennsylvania, Sverdlove lived in India for three years, eventually … read more… “Laurie Sverdlove: Unsettled in Vermont”

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Jeremy Hof: The elephant In the room

Contributed by Dion Kliner / A preamble: An elephant in a living room, as unlikely as it is to find one there, would never be mistaken for a couch. That is something of the situation that Jeremy Hof’s work puts one in; forcing the unfortunate necessity of bringing up the question of a particular piece being either painting or … read more… “Jeremy Hof: The elephant In the room”

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Art and film: Billboard as political provocation

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / During the pre-Mad Men golden age of roadside America, advertising billboards set a tone of warm and friendly commercialism. Perhaps the most notable and culturally durable ones were those of Burma-Shave, a then-novel brushless shaving cream. The ads were picture-free and strictly verbal: they consisted of short, whimsically sardonic poems … read more… “Art and film: Billboard as political provocation”

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Undergraduate Sketchbook: Phoebe Funderburg-Moore

“The practice of making my art public is a new one, because often drawing is a coping mechanism for me. Scanning & posting my drawings feels scary because my sketchbook acts as a visual diary of my life, but ultimately it seems worth the vulnerability.” Phoebe Funderburg-Moore uses her sketchbook like a visual diary, reflecting on … read more… “Undergraduate Sketchbook: Phoebe Funderburg-Moore”

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Joan Mitchell Foundation 2017 grants: Artist Images and links

The Joan Mitchell Foundation has recently named the recipients of their 2017 Painters and Sculptors Grant Program. The grant program, consideration by nomination only, awards 25 under-recognized artists $25,000 each year. This year’s roster includes: Leonardo Benzant , Ruth Buentello, Colin Chase, Pamela Council, Solomon Enos, Jes Fan, Ana Fernandez, jonathan paul gillette, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Riva Lehrer, Joel Longnecker, Michi Meko, Drew Michael, Arcmanoro Niles, Pat Phillips, Lucy Puls, Analia Segal, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Derrick Velasquez, Michael Wang, Dwayne Wilcox, Amanda Williams, Antoine Williams, Jenifer … read more… “Joan Mitchell Foundation 2017 grants: Artist Images and links”

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Quick study

Things we’ve been reading (besides the horrific news about our shrinking healthcare, the tax overhaul, sexual assault allegations, and the ongoing shit show known as the Trump administration): Gentrification protests at Laura Owens’s Whitney exhibition, Magic Praxis podcast with Susan Bee, art classes at Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba, the most expensive painting in the world, the theme … read more… “Quick study”

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Year-End Fundraising 2017: How you can help

Dear Readers, Two Coats of Paint began publishing in 2007, and this past year, thanks to your generous  tax-deductible contributions, ongoing support from advertisers, and subsidized rent from the Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program, we have been able to continue for another year. Your funding enabled us to produce articles, pay contributors, promote our intern to a paid position, host resident artists, visit artists’ studios, … read more… “Year-End Fundraising 2017: How you can help”

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