Artist to artist: An exchange with Cuba

At the official level, the United States has politically and economically ostracized Cuba for the past 60 years, since communist dictator Fidel Castro took power and helped precipitate the Cuban Missile Crisis. But after the Cold War ended, mutual cultural exploration expanded; recall, for instance, the stateside success of Ry Cooder’s 1997 album Buena Vista Social Club, a collaboration with … read more… “Artist to artist: An exchange with Cuba”

Openings: Selected exhibitions, September 2017

After a lazy August, we’re ready to get back to the galleries and see some paintings, the kind that are so new and fresh we can still smell the wet paint. This week, plan to go to Chelsea on Thursday (after First Thursday in DUMBO) and Bushwick on Friday. The Lower East Side galleries have openings scheduled every night. Let’s … read more… “Openings: Selected exhibitions, September 2017”

Allison Schulnik’s frenzied equestrian feminisms

Contributed by Torey Akers / Allison Schulnik’s current solo show at ZieherSmith, “Hoof II,” posits personal mythology as a material condition for world-building. Each heavily impastoed piece functions simultaneously as portal and detonation site, issuing a challenge to the institutional semantics framing femininity in contemporary art dialogue. “Hoof II” expands Schulnik’s long-standing fascination with female … read more… “Allison Schulnik’s frenzied equestrian feminisms”

Invitations: Outlet Fine Art, Theodore:Art, Galerie Jean Fournier, Lesley Heller

This Friday, August 5, please join me at Outlet Fine Arts in Bushwick for the opening reception of “ISSUE 001: EXPENSIVE POETRY, the release of Postprint Magazine.” Organized by Julian A. Jimarez Howard and Postprint Magazine, the exhibition features a few of my paintings alongside work by Paul D’Agostino, Gary Gissler, Julia Madsen, An Authentic … read more… “Invitations: Outlet Fine Art, Theodore:Art, Galerie Jean Fournier, Lesley Heller”

The New Museum’s “Here and Elsewhere:” Arab artists’ grim pride of place

Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / The New Museum’s abundant exhibition of Arab art “Here and Elsewhere,” named for and inspired by Jean-Luc Godard’s searching 1976 documentary, suggests that Middle Eastern artists in some ways have an advantage over others. Conflict and repression are so deeply embedded in their experience that they could fairly be held … read more… “The New Museum’s “Here and Elsewhere:” Arab artists’ grim pride of place”

April 22: Andrew Ginzel’s list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / April 22, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint. Annie Lapin in “Dee Ferris, Barnaby Furnas, Annie Lapin” @ Sargent’s Daughters LOWER … read more… “April 22: Andrew Ginzel’s list of NYC shows and events”

Notes to MFA students about Final Critiques

This week I participated in final critiques for the MFA programs at the Hoffberger School of Painting and Brooklyn College. I had a terrific time with Joan Waltemath, Raphael Rubinstein (who has a new article about abstract painting underway), Jennifer McCoy, Archie Rand and so many other interesting artists. Overall, the student work was excellent, … read more… “Notes to MFA students about Final Critiques”

#class demonstrated the unequivocal power of social media…but now what?

 “Collecting With Your Eye,  Not Your Ear,” discussion organized by Barry Hoggard and James Wagner. Image courtesy Winkleman Gallery. #class, a sprawling and innovative project at Winkleman Gallery in New York, closed last week. Artists William Powhida and Jennifer Dalton had turned the gallery into a “think tank” for guest artists, critics, academics, dealers, collectors, … read more… “#class demonstrated the unequivocal power of social media…but now what?”