Brian Dupont and Rachael Nevins: Suffering for something beautiful

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Brian Dupont’s paintings, on view at Adah Rose Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland, through December 31, are uniquely transfixing for several reasons. One is their lean, industrial look – they’re oil on metal. Another is the sense, owing to the stenciled letters and numbers present, that they reveal something randomly profound in the workaday. But … read more… “Brian Dupont and Rachael Nevins: Suffering for something beautiful”

Brian Dupont's square texts

  Working on hollow, square, aluminum beams, Brian Dupont paints snippets of found text such as passages from Beckett, Richard Serra’s verb list drawing, and narratives written by friends. Dupont’s small-scale wall objects, reminiscent of the controversial rusted steel facade of the nearby Barclays Center, have a worn, weathered look that speaks of struggle and … read more… “Brian Dupont's square texts”

Idiosyncratic rule in Brooklyn

Two recommendations for Brooklyn gallery visits: At Outlet Fine Art, seasoned painter Hermine Ford continues her exploration of urban decay and renewal in quirky shaped canvases that depict fragments of floor tile mosaics. In the new work Ford begins to loosen up, combining a more gestural painting approach and larger scale shifts with the tighter, … read more… “Idiosyncratic rule in Brooklyn”

New Roads: Mark Sheinkman at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

Contributed by Brian Dupont / I have long been engaged with Mark Sheinkman’s art. I was in grad school when I first came across an image of one of his paintings in an art magazine. It had twisting lines, interrupted with erasures that read as glitches, wrapped around a pair of tubes, like a scroll … read more… “New Roads: Mark Sheinkman at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / January 18, 2018

After a productive winter break in the studio, the time has come to put the canvas down and check out other people’s work. Here’s a list of exhibitions, mostly painting, organized by neighborhood. I’m looking forward to seeing you out there. NOTE: For more comprehensive, all-media listings, readers should check out The List on artcritical and ARTGUIDE at artforum. Excellent phone apps like See Saw Gallery Guide and NYArtBeat allow you to bookmark exhibitions … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / January 18, 2018”

Paul D’Agostino’s pictorial discursiveness

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Given the demonstrated capability, energy, and ambition of Bushwick artist, gallerist, and all-purpose cultural maven Paul D’Agostino, that he would invent his own visual alphabet – as he has for his new show of paintings “Scriptive Formalities” at Life on Mars – isn’t surprising. A Ph.D. in Italian literature and … read more… “Paul D’Agostino’s pictorial discursiveness”

June 30: Andrew Ginzel’s list of NYC shows, openings, and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / June 30, 2015 / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint. NOTE: Many venues are on special summer hours. Please inquire before going out of … read more… “June 30: Andrew Ginzel’s list of NYC shows, openings, and events”

Gratitude, Favorites from 2014, Predictions for 2015

Last 2014 snap from the studio in LIC. Happy New Year! I recently read an article (thanks to Sharon Louden for bringing my attention to it on Twitter) that suggested the most common mistake artists make is forgetting to thank the people who have helped them. Thus, my first task of 2015 is to thank … read more… “Gratitude, Favorites from 2014, Predictions for 2015”

Pulsing pulse, 2014 New York edition

Contributed by Art Fair Correspondent Jonathan Stevenson / Having started with Frieze’s 200-odd galleries on Thursday and proceeded to NADA‘s 90-plus on Friday, I necked down to the smaller Pulse New York Contemporary Art Fair on Saturday. While the trend towards abstract painting observed of NADA was perhaps gently in evidence at Pulse, the work … read more… “Pulsing pulse, 2014 New York edition”

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”