Carolanna Parlato’s sporting informe

Contributed by Tom McGlynn / Carolanna Parlato, to my mind, has been building up to her most recent show of paintings for about 25 years, since I first became aware of her work. The single-mindedness with which she has maintained her focus on combining gestural pouring and what might be termed “tectonic symbolism” is remarkable, … read more… “Carolanna Parlato’s sporting informe”

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Los Carpinteros: When citizens outlive their heroes

Contributed by Katarina Wong / “Cuba Va! (Cuba Goes!)” at The Phillips Collection in DC is a small but powerful exhibition of recent work by the renowned Cuban artist collective Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters). Born and raised in post-Revolution Cuba, Los Carpinteros were educated in the Cuban boarding school system, where the collective is valued … read more… “Los Carpinteros: When citizens outlive their heroes”

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Alun Williams: Lest we forget

Contributed by David Humphrey / What is it to have a life? It’s overwhelming to imagine the pile-up of lives that have preceded ours, some documented, even celebrated, but mostly not. Alun Williams seems to say “pick one, and let it intersect with yours for a moment.” It could turn out that unexpected epiphanies will … read more… “Alun Williams: Lest we forget”

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Images: Postwar Women

Contributed by Sharon Butler / “Postwar Women” is a big group exhibition of more than forty female artists, active from 1945-1965, who studied at The Art Students League. The League, which, with its focus on painting, sculpture, and printmaking, seems very old-school now. It was originally founded in 1875 by independent-minded students who were looking for … read more… “Images: Postwar Women”

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Yulia Iosilzon: Trapped in paradise

Contributed by Catherine Haggarty / “Yulia Iosilzon: Paradeisos” – the first solo exhibition of the London-based artist, smartly curated by Kate Mothes – is currently on view at Carvalho Park. Continuing to explore and challenge boundaries separating performance, installation, textile, sculpture, design, painting, and drawing, this abundant gallery space nicely showcases Iosilzon’s twelve striking nine-foot-high … read more… “Yulia Iosilzon: Trapped in paradise”

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Studio visit with Jill Levine

Contributed by Susan Wanklyn / For many years Jill Levine has explored the territory between painting and sculpture. Her pieces are constructed with Styrofoam shapes, covered with rigid wrap and modeling pastes, and painted with bright geometric forms and symbols. On the occasion of her solo at High Noon Gallery, we met in her studio … read more… “Studio visit with Jill Levine”

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N. Dash: More enervating than edgy

Contributed by Curtis Mitchell / The moment of entering a gallery opening – bright lights, convivial conversation, and walls and floor partially seen through conjoined bodies – is not conducive to thoughtful viewing. N. Dash’s paintings recently on display at Casey Kaplan, with their radically blown-up images of nubs of fabric and other household remnants, … read more… “N. Dash: More enervating than edgy”

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Hermine Ford’s exquisite poise

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Any painter is eclectic to a greater or lesser degree, drawing inspiration from other painters, but it’s a rarer one who successfully processes multiple discrete influences into distinctive art all her own. Hermine Ford is emphatically such a painter. Her discursively shaped paintings currently on view at the New York … read more… “Hermine Ford’s exquisite poise”

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Pat Passlof: At the apex of a leap

Contributed by Jason Andrew / Before the painter Pat Passlof, who died in 2011, would allow me to visit her in her Forsyth Street studio, she insisted that I join her and her Tai chi class held in the park across the street. “Sounds just like my sister!” exclaimed Aileen Passloff (Pat dropped the second … read more… “Pat Passlof: At the apex of a leap”

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ICYMI: Elizabeth Hazan

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Elizabeth Hazan’s earlier paintings were highly resolved meditations on Google map imagery and aerial landscape views of Long Island’s east end. The terrific new work, recently on display at Johnannes Vogt in a solo show called “Heat Wave,” is moving into a less certain, but, for me, more satisfying state … read more… “ICYMI: Elizabeth Hazan”

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