Catalogue essay: Robert Storr on Elena Sisto

UPDATE: On Saturday, April 2, at 2 pm, Elena Sisto and Tom Burckhardt, who has a solo show opening at Gregory Lind in San Fransisco on April 7,  will hold a public conversation at Lori Bookstein. Free and open to the public. Today we are fortunate to have another thoughtful essay from Robert Storr. He … read more… “Catalogue essay: Robert Storr on Elena Sisto”

Catalogue essay: Robert Storr on Rick Briggs

Robert Storr originally wrote the following catalogue essay about Rick Briggs‘s unusual paintings, and he has graciously allowed Two Coats of Paint to republish it. Briggs’s solo show, “Full Circle,” is on view at the Flecker Gallery at Suffolk County Community College through March 18. Some painters just can’t leave well enough alone. Which is … read more… “Catalogue essay: Robert Storr on Rick Briggs”

It’s all good: Robert Storr edits the March issue of The Brooklyn Rail

The ArtSeen section of March issue of The Brooklyn Rail is guest edited by critic, artist and curator Robert Storr. Convinced that writing negative reviews is too easy, Storr asked writers to submit only positive pieces. Here’s an excerpt from his introduction: Any writer worth their salt knows how to pan someone or something. If … read more… “It’s all good: Robert Storr edits the March issue of The Brooklyn Rail”

Robert Storr on the talk circuit: Grueling

Robert Storr drinking champagne at The American University of Paris. Photo: Susie Hollands (www.ivyparis.com), courtesy The Artblog In a report on the “trials and tribulations of the international lecture circuit” in the new issue of Frieze, Yale Art & Architecture Dean Robert Storr writes that the most dependable but generally least lucrative art world gig … read more… “Robert Storr on the talk circuit: Grueling”

The Art Newspaper and Robert Storr

The Art Newspaper interview with Robert Storr has been circulating online for the past few days. In case you haven’t already seen it posted elsewhere, here’s an excerpt. TAN: The topic of the Frieze panel is “Have Art and Theory Drifted Apart?” What are your thoughts? Robert Storr: I’m not sure that art and theory … read more… “The Art Newspaper and Robert Storr”

Jack Whitten and Robert Storr in conversation

“Jack Whitten,” Alexander Gray Associates, New York, NY. Through Oct. 20. “Jack Whitten,” P.S. 1, Queens, NY. Through Sept. 24. Jack Whitten recalls 9/11 in his conversation with Robert Storr in the Brooklyn Rail: “Watching those poor people jumping out of the buildings was the most terrifying and horrible experience. To think that close to … read more… “Jack Whitten and Robert Storr in conversation”

Nancy Graves: Sorting the cosmic haze

Contributed by Jason Andrew / In 1959, British scientist and novelist C.P. Snow, struck by the inability of intellectuals and scientists to communicate and thereby to make sense of and tame nuclear weapons, delivered a lecture at Cambridge arguing that the divide between the sciences and the humanities was intensifying world’s problems. Two Cultures and … read more… “Nancy Graves: Sorting the cosmic haze”

Gestures of grace: Carol Saft at Lesley Heller

Contributed by Julia Couzens / Carol Saft’s plainspoken exhibition, “Fallen Men,“ in the project space at Lesley Heller, is a suite of small-scaled, wall-based bronze figures engaged in gestures of vulnerability and support.  They call to mind the bronze sculpture of Bauhaus artist Gerhard Marcks and share his ethic of directness and material honesty.

Elena Sisto: A new kind of freedom

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Elena Sisto’s new paintings, on view at Bookstein Projects through October 27, focus smartly on hair. Lively thick brushstrokes snake around diminutive, brightly colored faces, conjuring the stylized coifs of Gustav Klimt and the Vienna Secession. For Klimt, who was working in Vienna when Freud began hypothesizing about the power of … read more… “Elena Sisto: A new kind of freedom”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / September 2018

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Last fall, there was a dearth of solo exhibitions by female painters. This September, a slew of seasoned women have mounted terrific shows. They include Katherine Bradford, Jane Fine (image at top), Elena Sisto, Kyle Staver, Barbara Takenaga, Charline von Heyl, and more. I’ve put together a list of some worthwhile September painting shows, … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / September 2018”