Catalogue essay: Thomas Micchelli on Cordy Ryman

Note: This essay, written by artist and art writer Thomas Micchelli, originally appeared in the catalogue for “Free Fall,” Cordy Roman‘s 2017 solo show at Tower 49 Gallery. The eight-foot-long two-by-fours cascade down the wall from the farthest corner of Cordy Ryman’s double-height Sunset Park studio: wooden lengths in forest green, yellow green, emerald green, with … read more… “Catalogue essay: Thomas Micchelli on Cordy Ryman”

The Artist’s Statement: Thomas Micchelli

Thomas Micchelli, co-editor of Hyperallergic Weekend, has what looks like a fine solo show of paintings and drawings on view at John Davis through March 1. Two bodies of work are included in the exhibition–“Bacchantes,” an ongoing series of paintings and drawings, and “Bivalves,” a set of two-part drawings that were on display in a … read more… “The Artist’s Statement: Thomas Micchelli”

Thomas Micchelli: Blue on pink

In Bushwick at homey, book-lined Centotto, Thomas Micchelli presents “Portfolio x Appunti,” a series of figurative work based on poems written by friends Lacy Schutz and Claudia La Rocco. In Swimmers, sleepers and rain (2012), a nine-panel painting on heavy pinkish paper pinned to the wall in a 3 x 3 grid (pictured above), figures … read more… “Thomas Micchelli: Blue on pink”

Austin Thomas: Consummately visual

 Austin Thomas, “The Travel Diaries,” installation view.  Austin Thomas, “The Studio” installation view. Austin Thomas, “Conversations,” installation view.  Austin Thomas, “The Studio” and “The Sketches,” installation view. In The Brooklyn Rail, Thomas Micchelli reviews Austin Thomas’s remarkable solo show at STOREFRONT, which closes this Sunday. “The installation, which is divided into four sections (‘Travel Diaries,’ … read more… “Austin Thomas: Consummately visual”

Artist Statement of the Day: Jock Ireland

“I don’t like writing artist’s statements. I really don’t know what to say. I’m not even sure at this point what I’ll be showing. Some heads—maybe. I guess I try to get some ‘form’ into my heads—at least I’m less suspicious of form than I am of formlessness. Maybe ‘character’ too—but whose character? I don’t … read more… “Artist Statement of the Day: Jock Ireland”

Year-End Fundraising 2017: How you can help

Dear Readers, Two Coats of Paint began publishing in 2007, and this past year, thanks to your generous  tax-deductible contributions, ongoing support from advertisers, and subsidized rent from the Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program, we have been able to continue for another year. Your funding enabled us to produce articles, pay contributors, promote our intern to a paid position, host resident artists, visit artists’ studios, … read more… “Year-End Fundraising 2017: How you can help”

Steve Greene’s afterimages

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Beat-up paper, runny ink, and crusty surfaces aren’t so prevalent now that preliminary studies can be more efficiently made on the computer and final images crafted without getting one’s hands too dirty or wasting paint. Steve Greene knows that but doesn’t care. Like a musician who prefers vinyl to CDs or downloads, he is … read more… “Steve Greene’s afterimages”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / June 4, 2017

Our selected June exhibitons list is organized by neighborhood, and for those of you who have already packed up and left town or are holed up in the studio working toward a fall exhibition, we’ve included links for online browsing. My summer plans? Thanks for asking. I love spending summer in the city, and I’m also looking forward to … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / June 4, 2017”

“New Social Situations” opens in Beacon on Saturday

This Saturday, May 9, please join me for the opening of “New Social Situations,” my solo show at Karlyn Benson’s Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, NY. The show features small work from the past few years–from the time I was subletting space at the Elizabeth Foundation through paintings made in DUMBO this past year. I haven’t … read more… ““New Social Situations” opens in Beacon on Saturday”