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Images: Danielle Dimston

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Danielle Dimston’s sublime watercolor images have an ethereal, other-worldly quality, as if they were the visual manifestations of a deeply meditative state. In her exhibition at Municipal Bonds, much of the work, spanning the last twelve years, focuses on creating the illusion of light through […]

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IMAGES: Michael Bauer

In the fantastic group exhibition at Foxy Productions, “Bauer, Croxson, Lichty, Wood,” Michael Bauer (German, born 1973) presents diminutive paintings that suggest a new direction for abstraction. Dark and enigmatic, they evoke a self-effacing combination of surreal portraiture and Modernist abstraction, unleashing a variety of references both nightmarish and charming. […]

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IMAGES: Christian Sampson

 Christian Sampson, Untitled, 2011, plexiglass construction, 24 x 12″ Using polymers, dyes, wood, and plexiglass, Christian Sampson explores how color, light, and shadow, while shifting between two and three dimensions, create form. I saw two of Sampson’s ingenious but humble pieces last week in “itinerant ones,” an exhibition at STOREFRONT […]

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IMAGES: Clare Grill

 Clare Grill, “Tape,” 2011, oil on linen, 11 x 11.” Clare Grill, “Gimcrack, 2011, oil on linen, 20 x 19.” This week I saw a few of Clare Grill’s paintings at “A Review,” Edward Thorp’s eclectic group painting show that’s up through July 29. Grill relies on small scale and […]

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Images: Thomas Berding

 Thomas Berding, “By Land and By Sea,” 2010, oil on canvas, 70″ x 76″ Thomas Berding, “Light of Day,” 2010, oil on Canvas, 44″ x 48″ Thomas Berding, “The Lab,” 2008, oil on canvas, 48″ x 44″ Made in response to the post-industrial landscape, Thomas Berding’s recent paintings draw upon […]

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IMAGES: Louise Belcourt’s place in the world

 Louise Belcourt in her Williamsburg studio. A year ago in The Brooklyn Rail I wrote about Louise Belcourt’s show at Jeff Bailey Gallery, and yesterday, after a quick visit to see the show at Soloway on South 4th, we caught up in her Williamsburg studio. She continues to paint abstract […]

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IMAGES: Cathy Nan Quinlan’s studio

  Cathy Nan Quinlan in her Bed-Stuy studio with Lucy. December 2010.  ———- IMAGES is a weekly feature devoted to work by painters who deserve more love. var a2a_config = a2a_config || {}; a2a_config.linkname = “Two Coats of Paint”; a2a_config.linkurl = “https://www.twocoatsofpaint.com”; a2a_config.prioritize = [“delicious”, “email”, “linkedin”, “twitter”, “tumblr”, “stumbleupon”, […]

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IMAGES: Karen Schifano

Karen Schifano, “New House,” 2008, oil on canvas, 20 x 30″  Karen Schifano, “Gangplank,” 2009, oil on canvas, 84 x 40″ Twice in the past few weeks I’ve picked Karen Schifano‘s paintings out of large group shows. Primarily I’m drawn to the metaphorical possibilities presented by linear perspective, but Schifano’s […]

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IMAGES: Stephen Maine

Stephen Maine, “Smoke picture (orange/purple),” 2009, acrylic on panel, 12 x 12″ At Sideshow in Brooklyn last week, I saw one of painter/critic Stephen Maine’s small, intensely-colored smoke pictures. “This series is new,” Maine says. “It is called Rauchbilden, or, ‘Smoke pictures,’ and addresses the dubious nature of image-making at […]