Fiction: Brooklyn Bento Box [Ara Tucker]

This week Ara Tucker, a graduate of Princeton University’s Art History and Visual Arts program and an alumna of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference contributes “Brooklyn Bento Box,” a story about an artist preparing for an upcoming collaborative exhibition with her precocious adopted daughter Vabeh, a “a plucky bi-racial orphan” whose work is already being collected by the parents of her private school pals. As … read more… “Fiction: Brooklyn Bento Box [Ara Tucker]”

A Pocket Guide to Painting at SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Contributed by Fay Sanders and Bob Szantyr / New York art fair season is here, and SPRING/BREAK, in its eighth year, has mounted another bold and energized display of contemporary art in an unexpected space. The new location, in a United Nations building, hosts a six-day presentation of work by over 400 artists. More than 100 curators have taken a shot at the timely theme “Fact … read more… “A Pocket Guide to Painting at SPRING/BREAK Art Show”

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”

Gallery crawl in Hudson

Contributed by Suzanne Joelson / In Hudson, New York, among the soap shops and home furnishings boutiques are a few galleries where painting thrives, notably John Davis, Jeff Bailey, September, and Galerie Gris. The oldest of the group, John Davis, has shown esteemed painters such as Amenoff, Bradford, and Brickhouse and is first on my list. I’m curious to see what … read more… “Gallery crawl in Hudson”

Interview: Max Maslansky’s porn-painted sheets

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / Max Maslansky is a Los Angeles painter who makes acrylic paintings on stretched pillowcases and bed sheets using imagery culled from vintage pornography. They depict stylized and often-dreamlike pictorial spaces, ones that can grow more ambiguous the longer you look at them. At his NADA solo show with Five Car Garage, … read more… “Interview: Max Maslansky’s porn-painted sheets”

Andrew Ginzel’s list of selected NYC shows and events

February 4, 2013 / SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE /Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts.  LOWER EAST SIDEMonsalvat, a project by Merkx & Gwynne / Bureau / 127 Henry / thru 2/17Sharon Butler / Pocket Utopia / 191 Henry … read more… “Andrew Ginzel’s list of selected NYC shows and events”

Intergenerational girls’ clubs at The Jewish Museum

Deborah Kass, “Double Red Yentl, Split, from My Elvis series,” 1993, Screen print and acrylic on canvas, 72 1/4 x 72,” Courtesy The Jewish Museum, Purchase: Joan and Laurence Kleinman Gift Eva Hesse, Untitled, 1963-64, oil on canvas, 59 x 39 1/4,” Courtesy The Jewish Museum, Gift of Helen Hesse Charash. Louise Fishman, “Tashlich,” 1984, … read more… “Intergenerational girls’ clubs at The Jewish Museum”