Abby Lloyd’s interview with her Aunt Nancy

Contributed by Joshua Abelow / “Abby’s Room” is a show at Freddy in Harris, New York, featuring Abby Lloyd’s new sculptures and childhood drawings by her Aunt Nancy. “When my grandma died in 2015, my family and I began cleaning out her house,” Lloyd writes in her artist’s statement. “That’s when I found my Aunt Nancy’s ‘family drawings’ … read more… “Abby Lloyd’s interview with her Aunt Nancy”

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Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: July 2019

Here is our selected listing of summer shows, primarily painting, in New York this month. I’ll be at the studio in DUMBO for most of the month (just got a batch of new canvases, follow work in progress here), and then, at the end, I’m off for a road trip to Canada. Give me a shout if you’re in Portland, Halifax, Cape Breton, … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: July 2019”

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Andrew Woolbright: Shrinebeasts

Contributed by Zach Seeger / In Andrew Woolbright’s current show “Expresso Your Depresso,” at ADA Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, the artist creates a series of mixed media pieces that fill the space with exuberant painting and billowing melancholy. Reminiscent of the imagined ghost ships of Fellini’s Juliette of the Spirits, Woolbright’s paintings are amalgams of the untethered, ribbony … read more… “Andrew Woolbright: Shrinebeasts”

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Hello Instagram: Mark Dicey in Calgary

Contributed by Giovanni Garcia-Fenech / Initially I resisted Instagram, thinking of it dismissively as a repository of selfies, sunsets, and celebrities, but, soured by Facebook and Twitter, I finally joined. Over the past four years I’ve come to appreciate IG for introducing me to a lot of terrific artists, many of whom never show their work in New York. In “Hello … read more… “Hello Instagram: Mark Dicey in Calgary”

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Interview: Rhia Hurt’s language of transparencies

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Rhia Hurt grew up in Northern California where she studied art and education, earning two Masters degrees–an MA in teaching from UC Santa Cruz and an MFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute. After teaching public school for many years, she moved to New York, where, in 2012,  she and a … read more… “Interview: Rhia Hurt’s language of transparencies”

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Centenary: Mira Schendel

On the occasion of the centenary of Swiss-Brazilian artist Mira Schendel’s birth (she was born on June 7, 1919), Henry Alsopp, the director of Hauser & Wirth London, visited her daughter Ada and grandson Max. Over the course of two days, they discussed Schendel’s courage during World War II, the challenges she faced during a difficult childhood, and the travails … read more… “Centenary: Mira Schendel”

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Interview: Emma Soucek on curiosity and loss

Contributed by Linnéa Borgo / On a hot Brooklyn afternoon, Emma Soucek and I met at Safe Gallery to discuss her two-person show with the late Maddy Parrasch. The three of us had been students at Rhode Island School of Design before Maddy died in a car accident shortly after she had completed her thesis in December … read more… “Interview: Emma Soucek on curiosity and loss”

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Art and Books: Joanne Mattera remembers

Contributed by Sharon Butler / How artists apprehend the world is framed largely by their early experiences. Yet, unless artists achieve blue-chip success, we rarely get a firm handle on what those experiences might have been. That’s why Joanne Mattera’s memoir Vita makes compelling reading. Artists like Mattera don’t measure their success by rising auction … read more… “Art and Books: Joanne Mattera remembers”

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Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: June 2019

UPDATED June 25, 2019 / In June Basel hosts the international art world from Tuesday, June 11, to Sunday, June 16, so beware that NYC openings will be sparse and a slew of #artbasel2019 posts will be flooding your Instagram feed. At the end of the list this month, we’ve added a “Roadtrip” section that includes … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: June 2019”

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A quiet roar: Build a house, dig a hole, in Hartford

Contributed by Neil Daigle-Orians / Walking in to Hartford’s Artspace Gallery, the viewer is immediately struck by a large, hand-painted green screen. Merging the analog with the digital, Michael Siporin Levine’s set up for Vision Test lingers outside the context of his performative projection. Looking across, we see paintings by Blake Shirley and Erin Koch Smith … read more… “A quiet roar: Build a house, dig a hole, in Hartford”

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