Ideas and Influences: Adam Simon

Adam Simon could best be described as a conceptual painter. Based in Brooklyn, he has been painting and organizing community projects like Four Walls and the Fine Art Adoption Network for more than 25 years. Lately, though, he’s put community projects aside to work in the studio, where his ironically elegant new abstract paintings riff … read more… “Ideas and Influences: Adam Simon”

EMAIL: “Clouds” exhibition details from Adam Simon

Dear Cloud Artist, Thank you for agreeing to be in the exhibition, “Clouds” at Lesley Heller Projects. I wanted to let you know very far in advance that the dates for the exhibition are December 15th, 2013 through January 26th, 2014. No dimension should exceed 24 inches in any direction. The title of the exhibition … read more… “EMAIL: “Clouds” exhibition details from Adam Simon”

Painting of the Day: “Meeting” by Adam Simon

Adam Simon, “Meeting,” 2010, acrylic and enamel on canvas, 56×80″ This amazing painting (which looks far better on the wall than it does as a jpeg) was recently featured in “Ocketopia” a group show curated by Austin Thomas at Lesley Heller Gallery. Although Simon’s studio is in Bushwick, he isn’t officially participating in the Bushwick … read more… “Painting of the Day: “Meeting” by Adam Simon”

In Hudson: Pop-up Gallery Portraits and NADA

Pam Lins, “Charles the VI layout and fog,” 2011, oil on panel, 18 x 14″ Austin Thomas is helping Scot Cohen organize “Pop-up Gallery Portraits” at 430 Warren Street in Hudson, NY. The exhibition opens on July 30 and will coincide with NADA Hudson, a large-scale exhibition featuring projects by galleries like Jeff Bailey, Canada, DCKT, … read more… “In Hudson: Pop-up Gallery Portraits and NADA”

Amanda Church: The contemporary gaze

Contributed by Adam Simon / One of the under-appreciated aspects of art viewing is the way that a given work establishes a certain relationship with a viewer. Mark Rothko famously claimed that “lots of people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures.” He may have been trying to fend off a formalist reading … read more… “Amanda Church: The contemporary gaze”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: November 2019

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Hello November! There are plenty of shows opening this month, and today is also the first day of the 2019 Two Coats of Paint year-end fundraising campaign. This year we’re requesting funding to continue our work supporting artists and arts organizations through 2020. You might think of your contribution as … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: November 2019”

Assistants: Connected through circumstance

Contributed by Adam Simon / Lineage is not a concept with a lot of currency these days; too close, perhaps, to its more déclassé kissing cousin, tradition. We look to academia and art history to find precursors for artistic innovators. Typically, the presentation and criticism of art tend to focus on the artist as a … read more… “Assistants: Connected through circumstance”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: October 2019

Contributed by Sharon Butler / This month, in addition to the ongoing impeachment inquiry, which seems to expand minute by minute, there are plenty of great exhibitions to see; I also have a few invitations to share. Please join us: Saturday, October 12, 4pm, I hope upstate readers can stop by the Woodstock Artists Association and … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: October 2019”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: April 2019

UPDATED–April 14 / I want to give a quick shout out to DUMBO Open Studios, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 & 28, 1-6pm. Stephanie Theodore of Theodore:Art and I are co-curating an exhibition in the Two Coats HQ (aka my studio) of work made by artists born in 1959. Did you know that … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: April 2019”

1959: Spirit of the Void

1959: Spirit of the Void @ DUMBO Open Studios For Dumbo Open Studios, I invited Stephanie Theodore, founder and director of Theodore:Art in Bushwick, to co-curate an exhibition of work by artists born the same year I was–1959. I was surprised when more than fifty artists responded to my call, making the choices  difficult, but we ultimately put … read more… “1959: Spirit of the Void”