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Exhibition essay: Sarah Sentilles on Nancy Bowen at Kentler International Drawing Space

Contributed by Sarah Sentilles / Nancy Bowen calls herself an “artistic archaeologist,” and in her exhibition “For Each Ecstatic Instant,” you can see the fragments of her brilliant excavations: maps, engravings, pamphlets, stamps, glass, picture frames, and pages from books on scientists and language and personalities and enamelware and customs […]

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Katherine Bradford: Deep image painting

Contributed by Jason Andrew / The art of Katherine Bradford, on view at Canada through October 21, is deep image painting. Her often heroic imagery and surrealist leaps echo a floating world, one that narratively exists between the real and the dream. Each work has a self-conscious spiritualist language that represents a […]

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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’ […]

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Studio visit with Barbara Takenaga

Contributed by Leslie Wayne / Barbara Takenaga has been pitting her skill at painting pattern against the physical constraints of materials for years, and her skill has usually won out. For a long time, bodies of work based on the Mandala were her signature motif. She meticulously painted carefully plotted circular […]

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Dona Nelson: Exuberant overworking as a strategy

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Dona Nelson says she’s lazy because sometimes she would rather read a book than work in the studio. But “Stand Alone Paintings,” a recent mini-retrospective at Skidmore’s Tang Teaching Museum that includes thirty pieces ranging from the 1980s to the present, revealed an artist who is […]

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Jason Stopa: Inside and out

Contributed by Riad Miah /  In “The Gate,”Jason Stopa’s fourth New York solo and his first one-person show at Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects, the artist has painted a lattice-like pattern on a bright yellow wall and hung his canvases to look as if they are hanging on a chainlink […]

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TEXTING: Julia Schwartz at LA Visitor Welcome Center

Mary Addison Hackett recently caught up with Julia Schwartz on the occasion of Schwartz’s show, “tenderly cradled and lavishly flung” at Los Angeles Visitor Welcome Center, a gallery on W. 7th Street in LA. A few days later they had a frank dialogue through text messaging about family tragedy, the role of […]

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Alex Kwartler: Tenuous survivalism

Contributed by Sharon Butler / In “Snowflake,” Alex Kwartler’s recent show at Magenta Plains, small-scale paintings captured the desultory emotional tenor of 2017. Compared with his earlier exhibitions, which featured a lively, large-scale abstractions alongside smaller black pictograph-like images and explored notions about surface and spontaneity, the work on view […]

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New favorite: Marina Rheingantz

Selected by Sharon Butler / From the press release for her recent solo at Bortolami: Marina Rheingantz is an artist who picks apart and unravels topology into its loosest forms. She references tapestries, carpets, textiles, forests, mountains, soccer fields, skate parks, excavation sites; anyplace where one might traverse. She takes […]