Sharon Louden: Consultants, careers, and community

I frequently get pitches via email from art consultants who offer to help me (and I imagine many other artists) get exhibitions, grants, publicity, and so forth. I often wonder if their services are helpful, or whether the consultants are taking advantage of vulnerable under-recognized artists, so I contacted my friend and colleague Sharon Louden. … read more… “Sharon Louden: Consultants, careers, and community”

Sharon Louden finds color and abstraction at Pulse and Art Basel Miami

Contributed by guest correspondent Sharon Louden / To acclimate myself to the massive quantity of work at the art fairs in Miami Beach, I thought I would dip my toes in at the Pulse Art Fair. I have noticed a lot of color and abstraction, which permeate the fair. I was particularly drawn to the … read more… “Sharon Louden finds color and abstraction at Pulse and Art Basel Miami”

Sharon Louden: Animated life

For several years Sharon Louden, who studied painting when she got her MFA at Yale, has been making large-scale, site-specific installations using flexible sheets of shiny aluminum. Her 2013 exhibition at Morgan Lehman featured a few traditional paintings, a projected animation, sculpture made of altered chairs, and an installation fabricated from thin aluminum strips, seemingly … read more… “Sharon Louden: Animated life”

Sharon Louden’s animated drawings in Philadelphia

In the Philadelphia Inquirer, Edith Newhall writes about Sharon Louden’s installation at Gallery Joe: If you’ve seen Sharon Louden’s paintings and drawings, you’ve noticed how her transparent, pudgy, colored lines look as if they’re zipping and morphing across their all-white backgrounds like so many kids set loose on a playground, shifting from a simple stroke … read more… “Sharon Louden’s animated drawings in Philadelphia”

Sharon Louden lights up Birmingham

In The Birmingham News Michael Huebner reports that The Birmingham Museum of Art has commissioned New York artist Sharon Louden to create 12 paintings that will connect the museum with its outdoor sculpture garden. As well as the 13×13-inch paintings, the exhibition, ‘Taking Turns,’ will include video animation and LED cable. Before the Sept. 28 … read more… “Sharon Louden lights up Birmingham”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: October 2019

Contributed by Sharon Butler / This month, in addition to the ongoing impeachment inquiry, which seems to expand minute by minute, there are plenty of great exhibitions to see; I also have a few invitations to share. Please join us: Saturday, October 12, 4pm, I hope upstate readers can stop by the Woodstock Artists Association and … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: October 2019”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: September 2019

UPDATED / The number of painting shows in the September guide is truly impressive. Highlights include Loie Hallowell’s first solo show at Pace, Elizabeth Hazan’s debut at Johannes Vogt, and William Powhida’s first NYC solo in five years at Postmasters (also at Posmasters: Diana Cooper’s first solo there in six years). Lisson is presenting work by French painter Bernard Piffaretti, whom they now represent, … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: September 2019”

Images: The 2017 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Residents

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, one of our neighbors in DUMBO, announced the artists they’ve selected for the 2017 residencies last week. It’s a  highly selective program, and this year they had 13oo applications for 17 spots. We know a slew of talented artists who didn’t make the cut, so we were wondering about the 17 who did, and we’re … read more… “Images: The 2017 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Residents”

History: Artist-run galleries in NYC in the 1950s and 1960s

At artist-run galleries, the conversation centers on art rather than commerce. Alternative spaces provide a place for unknown and under-recognized artists to mount exhibitions, for curators to organize their first thematic shows, and for established artists to present experimental projects that their commercial galleries aren’t interested in showing. “Inventing Downtown,” an ambitious and densely hung group show at the NYU Grey Art … read more… “History: Artist-run galleries in NYC in the 1950s and 1960s”

Art fairs: Satellite and NADA, 2016

Contributed by Sharon Louden / On Friday, I spent almost three hours at the Satellite Art Fair and returned for another half hour on Saturday. It was like having about 20 studio visits; all of the conversations were substantive. At Satellite, there was a wide range of work on display, but what was most refreshing about the experience was … read more… “Art fairs: Satellite and NADA, 2016”