Leslie Wayne: Burning down the house

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Now in her mid-60s, Leslie Wayne has had several impressive shows at Jack Shainman, but the work in her current exhibition, on view through March 30, exceeds its predecessors in conceptual confidence, mastery of materials, and even an impressive swelling of imagination.  She has scaled up the size of her … read more… “Leslie Wayne: Burning down the house”

Interview: Lesley Dill on her new work, with Leslie Wayne

Contributed by Leslie Wayne / On February 13th, Lesley Dill will open with an installation of new work at Nohra Haime’s new Chelsea Gallery space. The exhibition, entitled, “Wilderness: Words are Where What I Catch is Me” will be Dill’s first solo show with Haime, and it represents an expansion of her abiding interest in … read more… “Interview: Lesley Dill on her new work, with Leslie Wayne”

Leslie Wayne: Beyond painterly

Contributed by Sharon Butler and Jonathan Stevenson / Leslie Wayne, in transcendently clever new work on view at Jack Shainman Gallery through October 21, has encapsulated a significant strand of art history. Renaissance artist Leon Battista Alberti is often credited with the observation that a painting is a window through which to see the world. That … read more… “Leslie Wayne: Beyond painterly”

Leslie Wayne: Absorbed and wiped out

In the last few years, much has been made of hybrid paintings that re-purpose canvas and stretcher bars to create sculptural objects. In her solo at Jack Shainman, Leslie Wayne takes a brilliant tangent, presenting small-scale objects made from oil-paint skins that she folds to look like cloths. In the exhibition’s catalogue, critic David Pagel … read more… “Leslie Wayne: Absorbed and wiped out”

Weekend report: Studio pop-in with Leslie Wayne and Don Porcaro, Doppler, Crystal Fairy

Despite the heat, humidity, and overall stink, I love summer in New York City. For everyone who has decamped for more temperate climes, here are a few highlights from the past weekend. At Parallel Art Space, I stopped by the jammed opening for  Doppler, a handsome and eye-popping show organized by artist Mel Prest featuring … read more… “Weekend report: Studio pop-in with Leslie Wayne and Don Porcaro, Doppler, Crystal Fairy”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: November 2019

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Hello November! There are plenty of shows opening this month, and today (November 15) is also the fifteenth 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 … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: November 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”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: March 2019

Despite the distraction of the art fairs, March must be a good month to present exhibitions. Several gallerists and former gallerists are stepping out from behind the desk to show their own work. Look for Joe Amrhein (Pierogi, LES) at Postmasters, Deborah Brown (former owner/director of Storefront Ten Eyck, Bushwick) at Burning in Water Art, Fran O’Neill (former … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: March 2019”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: February 2019

February is a short month, which makes visiting all the shows that much harder, but before the onslaught of NYC art fairs  in March (the 6th through 10th), try to visit some galleries, either IRL or online. After all, we can’t spend every minute obsessing over Adam Schiff’s investigations, the House Committee  hearings, SC Mueller and the Russia probe, team Trump indictments, impeachment progress, … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: February 2019”

Immediate, physical, emotional: Studio visit with Elise Siegel

Contributed by Leslie Wayne / For as long as I’ve known Elise Siegel, she has been making three-dimensional work about the psyche. Although her sculptures have always addressed the body in some form or another, her subject has always been the mind. In the 90s, she made skirts and dresses from wire mesh and acrylic … read more… “Immediate, physical, emotional: Studio visit with Elise Siegel”