In her new paintings on view at Gold/Scopophilia, Ashley Garrett explores the concept of the meadow: a place of respite, slowed time, and stable form seen through a pinhole into a complete world.
Paul Whiting talked with Jennifer Coates about her experience while stricken with Covid, her strategy for continuing to work while stuck in bed, and how she developed a series of drawings using digital and traditional materials.
Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / “Sharp Edges,” Ben Godward’s mischievously minatory exhibition of sculpture at Slag Gallery, which owner and curator Irina Protopopescu has returned to Chelsea from Bushwick, combines his signature energy and a new urgency. Joyfully petulant color imparted a sidelong élan to his early urethane resin forms […]
Contributed by Laurie Fendrich / If you’re looking for pure beauty, or merely a tiny aesthetic tingle, Cameron Rowland’s exhibition is not for you. Contemplating his art in an aesthetic sense is as misguided as looking for cooking tips in a boxing match. Granted, the objects he selects for his […]
In her show at Canada, Katherine Bradford’s colors and brushwork radiate a sense of unrestrained joy in material, barely contained by the limits of the canvas.
Contributed by Riad Miah / Theresa Hackett’s “Around the Bend,” her second solo show at High Noon Gallery and first at its new location, could also be titled “Inside and Out.” The inventive installation allows the viewer to weave through her four 72 x 48 inch double-sided, mixed-medium paintings, which […]
Contributed by Zach Seeger / “It’s in the eyes,” a teacher told me about a Giacometti painting that hung on the wall in his den. “The sitters stare blankly and persistent. We stare back.” Ann Craven’s current exhibition “Animals Birds Flowers Moons” at Karma, separated into three locations, is a […]
Contributed by Rachel Beach / Sometimes we let the world bury us, if only temporarily. And sometimes we center ourselves, tighten our core, and lift. After a year (or four) that no one could fathom, the onset of spring in New York City coupled with a whiplash vaccine rollout has […]
Contributed by Carol Diamond / In very good art, stark opposites like life and death, night and day, and pain and joy co-exist in harmonious juxtaposition, eliciting the powerful fusion of vastly different emotions through empathy and imagination. The eight large paintings in “Rebecca Purdum, Breathing Painting,” currently on view at […]
Contributed by Paul Laster / Blurring the boundary between abstraction and figuration, Ilana Savdie makes colorful canvases that take the eye on a rollercoaster ride through splashes of paint, flesh and body parts. A recent Yale MFA grad who has continued to work in New Haven over the past year […]