10 ideas and influences: Joy Garnett

Joy Garnett is an artist and writer who, for the past ten years has served as the arts editor at Cultural Politics, a contemporary culture, politics and media journal published by Duke University Press. She also publishes the venerable art blog NEWSgrist. On the occasion of her solo exhibition of new paintings at Slag Gallery … read more… “10 ideas and influences: Joy Garnett”

Joy Garnett stops the passing glance

This is the last week to see Joy Garnett’s show at Winkleman. In Time Out New York, Jennifer Coates reports that the four large paintings in the exhibition look like they could be representing imaginary places, but they are in fact based on news photos from the Internet. “By charging her source material with Munch-like … read more… “Joy Garnett stops the passing glance”

Thanks Joy!

At All Things Visual, the University of Chicago Visual Resources Collection’s blog, Megan Macken asked Joy Garnett, the Associate Library Manager at the Robert Goldwater Library in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and NEWSgrist editor, to compile a list of the top twenty art blogs. Thanks, Joy, for including Two Coats of Paint. Check out … read more… “Thanks Joy!”

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”

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”

Food and beverage art: Coates, FOODshed, Honeycutt, Beavers, and more

In the early 1990s, Rikrit Tiravanija began organizing exhibitions around cooking Thai food. A practitioner of what ultimately came to be known as Relational Aesthetics, Tiravanija was interested in the social interaction that revolved around cooking and eating. Today, artists are more likely to be thinking about our complex relationship with food itself–how we produce … read more… “Food and beverage art: Coates, FOODshed, Honeycutt, Beavers, and more”

Quick Study: Chelsea snaps, reading links

As I traipse around the galleries, catch up on the backlog in my InBox, and read the other bloggers via my new Feedly RSS reader (so nicely designed!), I frequently post images and links to the Two Coats Twitter and Instagram feeds. Here’s a selection of posts from the past week. Paul Resika, detail. @ Lori Bookstein instagram.com/p/eN1KV1Jf-i/. Paintings from 1947-48 … read more… “Quick Study: Chelsea snaps, reading links”

Quick study: Twitter notes

Here are a few recent links from the Two Coats Twitter Feed. For readers unfamiliar with Twitter, “RT” indicates the item has been repeated, or “retweeted,” from someone else’s Twitter feed. — Doesn’t this sculpture look sort of like a Joshua Abelow character? http://bit.ly/OzRNzu — Chelsea block party on a Tuesday night in July w … read more… “Quick study: Twitter notes”