Elizabeth Peyton’s status update

Elizabeth Peyton’s paintings, based on photographs, can be read in chapters, each of which feature portraits of friends, family, personal heroes, and, of course, fleeting passions. In October, The New Museum is presenting Peyton’s first big museum survey, “Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton,” which will feature over 100 pieces made over the last fifteen years. The … read more… “Elizabeth Peyton’s status update”

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The utopian promise of Modernism at the Aldrich Museum

“Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture” presents 2-dimensional work that explores the architecture and utopian ideas of the modern period. “The artists are less interested in the built structures themselves and what it might feel like to be inside one, and more interested in the philosophy and idealism they represent,” curator Jessica Hough … read more… “The utopian promise of Modernism at the Aldrich Museum”

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Checking in on motel art

“Bridge Motel,” Fremont, WA. One night only.“50,000 Beds,” throughout Connecticut. Through Sept. 23. The projects in the “Bridge Motel” let’s-have-a-show-before-the-developers-knock-down-the-building extravaganza were primarily oriented toward performance and installation, but painter Laura Corsiglia participated with a series called Slippage Drawings. “Slippage Drawing is both born and made. Looking to contain and see out, Slippage Drawing pulls … read more… “Checking in on motel art”

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Neil Jenney resurfaces at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

In the NYTimes, Grace Glueck reports: “Whoa! Could this be the work of Neil Jenney, a star of the 1970s Neo-Expressionist movement, who first intrigued the art world with his so-called “Bad” paintings but has stayed away from the scene for many years?…Apart from their mild, unassertive message, what the paintings convey is that Mr. … read more… “Neil Jenney resurfaces at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum”

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