A conversation: Becky Yazdan and Zachary Keeting

Abstract painter Becky Yazdan, who earned her MFA at the NY Studio School studying with painters Bill Jensen and Graham Nickson, recently had a solo show at Fred Giampietro in New Haven. Zachary Keeting met her at the show, where they talked about painting, narrative abstraction, the relationship of art to life, and how her … read more… “A conversation: Becky Yazdan and Zachary Keeting”

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Robin Hill’s acts of unnaming

Contributed by Elizabeth Whalley / In a genre-defying practice, Robin Hill queries the nature of her sensory entanglements with the everyday world. Embracing a vast array of materials, playing with scale and dimensions, blurring modes of expression, she transforms her spontaneous encounters with substances and objects into mystifying, unnameable objects. Hill is a New York-based … read more… “Robin Hill’s acts of unnaming”

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Art and Film: Kelly Reichardt’s eye for grace

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / In the 1820s, not long after Lewis and Clark blazed the Oregon Trail, Otis “Cookie” Figowitz, a white orphan from Maryland who had been indentured to a Boston baker and is now a cook, and King-Lu, an itinerant Chinese dreamer on the run, are en route to Fort Tillicum, a … read more… “Art and Film: Kelly Reichardt’s eye for grace”

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Selected paintings from SPRING/BREAK NYC

Contributed by Fay Sanders / In its ninth year, SPRING/BREAK continues its tradition of turning mundane office spaces into elaborate and vibrant venues for art. This year more than 100 curators and 400+ artists took over two floors of the former Ralph Lauren offices on Madison Avenue to present their respective takes on this year’s … read more… “Selected paintings from SPRING/BREAK NYC”

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Moira Dryer: Satisfyingly complete

Contributed by Laurie Fendrich / Moira Dryer (b. 1957; d. 1992) was among the first painters in the 1980s and ’90s to reject minimalism and conceptualism and open things up for painting after what had seemed, to many critics and theorists, to be its endgame. These artists reintroduced references to life and experience, proudly showed … read more… “Moira Dryer: Satisfyingly complete”

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Paige Beeber: Transient future

Contributed by Zach Seeger / The novel coronavirus has prompted a slowdown in global commerce. While temporary, it comes at a time of overarching uncertainty in the global art market, with political instability, climate change, and non-Amazon retail suffering. How will artists respond to a shifting world that requires adaptation, especially given that Instagram and … read more… “Paige Beeber: Transient future”

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Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: March 2020

This week the art fairs settle into their New York cubicles. Galleries, of course, also have a robust slate of offerings, which might be a welcome refuge especially for Warren and Sanders supporters who are licking their wounds after Super Tuesday and trying to wrap their minds around a general election featuring Uncle Joe and … read more… “Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: March 2020”

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White, Woll, and the artist’s sense of control

Contributed by Riad Miah / Taylor Anton White and Andy Woll’s solo exhibitions opened at two galleries next door to each other in Tribeca, White’s at Monica King Contemporary and Woll’s at Denny Dimin Gallery. Their bodies of work are outwardly different, but they are both visually as well as substantively compelling and have enough … read more… “White, Woll, and the artist’s sense of control”

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Painting and the anti-Oedipal insurgency

Contributed by Andrew Woolbright / In 1972, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari – a French philosopher and a French psychoanalyst, respectively – published Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. It became something of an intellectual sensation. Among other things, they challenged Freud’s focus on the Oedipus complex as an irrepressible source of human aggression and regimentation. Michel … read more… “Painting and the anti-Oedipal insurgency”

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