Matt Bollinger’s fictional universe

Contributed by Sangram Majumdar / Matt Bollinger’s show, “Three Rooms,” on view at Zürcher Gallery through March 2, comprises paintings, maquettes of interiors, and a hand-painted stop-motion animation that runs nearly twenty minutes. He works up the Hudson Valley and has a full-time teaching position in the painting program at SUNY Purchase, so he’s endlessly busy, but we managed to … read more… “Matt Bollinger’s fictional universe”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: February 2019

February is a short month, which makes visiting all the shows that much harder, but before the onslaught of NYC art fairs  in March (the 6th through 10th), try to visit some galleries, either IRL or online. After all, we can’t spend every minute obsessing over Adam Schiff’s investigations, the House Committee  hearings, SC Mueller and the Russia probe, team Trump indictments, impeachment progress, … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: February 2019”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: November 2018

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Update (November 11): I don’t know about you, but I feel a tremendous burden has been lifted thanks to the Beautiful Blue Wave on Tuesday. Thanks for voting, thanks for canvasing, and special thanks to readers in NY-19 and throughout New Jersey who booted the GOP out of office. Hello … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: November 2018”

The 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships

Contributed by Sharon Butler / This year hardworking panelists Julia Whitney Barnes (Dutchess), Franklin Evans (New York), Elliot Green (Columbia), Sarah McCoubrey (Onondaga), and Mie Yim (Kings) selected the The New York Foundation for the Arts painting fellowship recipients from a staggeringly large pool of 3,071 applicants. Each artist will receive a cash grant of $7,000, and the three finalists — Jordan Casteel, Clayton Schiff, and Don Voisine … read more… “The 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships”

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / July 10, 2017

Our mid-summer selected exhibitions list, organized by neighborhood, is, well, blooming with group shows that feature flowers, gardens, and nature. For those of you who are out of town, perhaps tending your own patch of land or painting at an artists’ residency upstate, links are included for online browsing. For a full exhibition listing, make sure to check out “The List” at artcritical. 

Final exam: Identify these unpublished images from the archive

UPDATE (February 14): Sorry that I took so long correcting the exams! The reader with the most correct answers is Deborah Brown, a result which doesn’t surprise us given the amazing number of images Debbie posts on Instagram and  Facebook from shows she visits. Congratulations Debbie–we’re looking forward to working with you on a post … read more… “Final exam: Identify these unpublished images from the archive”

John Yau: Observation and abstraction

A while back I mentioned that John Yau, poet, former arts editor at The Brooklyn Rail, and one of the masterminds of Hyperallergic Weekend,  was in the process of curating a painting show, and I just received the press release. The inspired final roster for “Broken/Window/Plane” includes Andrea Belag, Paul DeMuro, Lois Dodd, Joanne Greenbaum, … read more… “John Yau: Observation and abstraction”

Lois Dodd and….On Kawara?

The February art section in The Brooklyn Rail is dedicated exclusively to painting. “Because we believe it is necessary periodically to take the pulse of painting, we propose in this issue to use diverse forms of criticism to examine what one can see this month in New York City,” guest art editor Vincent Katz writes … read more… “Lois Dodd and….On Kawara?”