Covid-19: A cultural draft notice

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / The current of disgust, loathing, and anger in the liberal white consciousness has been pretty steady since Donald Trump was elected president, extinguishing a delicate consensus that the country was moving in more or less in the right direction. Of course, for people like me – white, male, late boomer/early … read more… “Covid-19: A cultural draft notice”

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Conversation: Eric Wolf talks about his expansive art collection

Contributed by Patrick Neal / The painter Eric Wolf is someone I have known since we met as students at Skowhegan School of Art in 1989. At Skowhegan, working outside during all-in-one sessions, Wolf devised a style of landscape painting that was direct and minimal, using only black ink on paper, or oil on canvas … read more… “Conversation: Eric Wolf talks about his expansive art collection”

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Abby Lloyd: Recipes for disaster

Contributed by Sharon Butler / When the lockdown went into effect, Abby Lloyd wanted to curate an online project, but envisioned something more personal than a bunch of jpegs, so she put together a quirky cookbook with recipes by her artist friends. “I came across a school cookbook that I made in 1998,” she told … read more… “Abby Lloyd: Recipes for disaster”

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Radical reorientation: Leaving New York

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Joy Garnett, an artist I met via her formidable art blog NEWSgrist (“where spin is art”) in the early art blogging days, has just left Brooklyn. On social media I discovered that she has packed up her studio and apartment and moved to the high desert in Nevada. Shock and … read more… “Radical reorientation: Leaving New York”

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Quick study: The quiet city

Contributed by Sharon Butler / How’s everyone doing out there? The streets of New York have calmed down in the past few weeks, with far fewer sirens, although the neighbors still hang out the windows to make a racket at 7pm, celebrating the quietly heroic medical personnel and other essential workers. Governor Cuomo announced that … read more… “Quick study: The quiet city”

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On the road: Take five in Buffalo

Contributed by Jason Andrew / It seems only fitting that University at Buffalo, an institution built on the reputation of one of the great female art dealers of the 20th century, Martha Jackson, would be the one to raise the bar that much higher when it comes to “women’s work.” “Take Five” featured the work … read more… “On the road: Take five in Buffalo”

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Two Coats Online Art Guide: Spring 2020

Contributed by Emma Stolarski / With stay-at-home orders and screen times going up, it seems that the art world of the moment is living in social media. Instagram is saturated with live interviews and IGTV studio visits alongside friends’ (or our own) confessions about sanity levels. It’s all a bit overwhelming. To stay creative, it’s … read more… “Two Coats Online Art Guide: Spring 2020”

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