Quick study: The quiet city

Contributed by Sharon Butler / How’s everyone doing out there? The streets of New York have calmed down in the past few weeks, with far fewer sirens, although the neighbors still hang out the windows to make a racket at 7pm, celebrating the quietly heroic medical personnel and other essential workers. Governor Cuomo announced that … read more… “Quick study: The quiet city”

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New art blogs on the Two Coats link list

Here are a few art blogs/web sites Two Coats recently added to the list. DC Art Seen: “The DC art scene is full of contemporary artists and art shows that are profound and important. DC Art Seen aims to provide professional level articles of the contemporary art shows in the DC metropolitan area. These articles … read more… “New art blogs on the Two Coats link list”

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Critics turned bloggers? Maybe not.

Note to art bloggers: If you think mainstream journalists and art critics who have lost their jobs are going to jump in and embrace blogging, think again. When Jen Bekman, Olympia Lambert, and a few other bloggers (including myself) suggested to a prominent art critic that he should start a blog and take his popular … read more… “Critics turned bloggers? Maybe not.”


Real life at Capricious Space

Beginning this past weekend a leading group of art bloggers, internet artists, online curators and critics began taking up residence at Capricious Space in Williamsburg for “In Real Life,” an exhibition showcasing some of the artosphere’s leading lights through revolving 4-hour residencies at the gallery. Laurel Ptak of iheartphotograph curated the show. “‘In Real Life’ … read more… “Real life at Capricious Space”

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Artwork delivery: Platform Project Space, NYC

Update (March 9): For snaps of the installation, check out Joanne Mattera Art Blog here. Watch VernissageTV’s video of the blogpix opening.Today (March 3) I’m delivering 5 paintings for the “blogpix” show to Denise Bibro Fine Art’s Platform Project Space. Organized by Olympia Lambert, the show is view March 5 – 28th, 2009, with an … read more… “Artwork delivery: Platform Project Space, NYC”

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Bloggers Paddy Johnson, Anjali Srinivasan, and Yuka Otani get Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Writing Grants

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program has announced the grantees for the final round of its three-year pilot phase. Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing, the program aims to strengthen … read more… “Bloggers Paddy Johnson, Anjali Srinivasan, and Yuka Otani get Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Writing Grants”

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Studio update: January Residency at Pocket Utopia

I spent the week-long residency creating circle charts, which represent the point in my work where words and images intersect. On Sunday, January 18, Austin and I led a think tank/salon where we talked about the meaning of Obamart, art blogging and world-making. The experiences yielded plenty of raw material for both new paintings and … read more… “Studio update: January Residency at Pocket Utopia”


The year in Art Blogging

Here are our favorite moments in art blogging from 2008, in no particular order:• When Pearl Montana, a Canadian oil-and-gas company, wanted to drill for oil near Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, high-minded Tyler Green (Modern Art Notes), pulling out all the stops with in-depth daily coverage, managed to draw enough mainstream media attention to have the … read more… “The year in Art Blogging”


Art Blogger Think Tank on January 18 in Brooklyn, NY

Austin Thomas and I are planning to have a Blogger Conference/Think Tank/Pre-Inauguration Party at Pocket Utopia (Brooklyn, NY) on Sunday, January 18 at 4pm. Bloggers: Save the date, and please post it on your blogs. With the long-awaited changing of the guard, we have plenty to discuss. Will the despondent installations of the Bush years … read more… “Art Blogger Think Tank on January 18 in Brooklyn, NY”