Glenn Brown: ” I get a real kick out of painting”

On the eve of a major retrospective that opened at Tate Liverpool in February 2009 (and recently closed), Lynn MacRitchie met with Glenn Brown at his studio to discuss his work. Here’s an excerpt from the interview which ran in the April issue of Art in America. Senile Youth, 2007Oil on panel48 x 61-3/8 inches, … read more… “Glenn Brown: ” I get a real kick out of painting””

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The impossibility of painting and the equally persistent impossibility of not painting

In Art in America, Raphael Rubinstein reports that he’s become increasingly aware of a kind of provisionality within the practice of painting. “I first noticed it pervading the canvases of Raoul De Keyser, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Wool, Mary Heilmann and Michael Krebber, artists who have long made works that look casual, dashed-off, tentative, unfinished or … read more… “The impossibility of painting and the equally persistent impossibility of not painting”

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Last chance: Dawn Black at Curator’s Office in DC

Curator’s Office, a tiny corner space in one of DC’s few gallery buildings, has one more day with Dawn Black‘s mysterious and delicately painted watercolor, ink, and gouache works on paper. Black paints small-scale portraits of individuals wearing masks, uniforms, couture fashion, prison garb, ethnic attire, and other random eccentric forms of concealment.The figures are … read more… “Last chance: Dawn Black at Curator’s Office in DC”

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Online Art in America: Schwabsky on words

Art Fag City reports that Art in America has at long last gone online, which means I can finally share Barry Schwabsky’s recent essay about the uses of words in art. Schwabsky considers Mel Bochner‘s new collection of writing and interviews, Solar System & Rest Rooms: Writings and Interviews, 1965–2007 (Writing Art) and Liz Kotz‘s … read more… “Online Art in America: Schwabsky on words”

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Art in America gets a makeover

In the NY Times Randy Kennedy reports that the longtime editor of Art in America magazine, Elizabeth C. Baker is stepping down. “Peter M. Brant, a newsprint magnate and art collector, took over Brant Publications, the magazine’s publisher, in January after buying out the 50 percent stake owned by his former wife, Sandra Brant. Mr. … read more… “Art in America gets a makeover”

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Jake Berthot: Notes from Notes to Myself

Betty Cunningham presents fourteen paintings and a selection of drawings from the past three years. Each is a quiet contemplative, melancholy landscape-like space, reminiscent of Albert Pinkham Ryder’s allegorical landscapes. In a 2005 Art in America exhibition review, Hearne Pardee wrote that Berthot’s allusions to 19th-century painting are not superficial appropriations but efforts to recover … read more… “Jake Berthot: Notes from Notes to Myself”

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Harriet Korman’s stubborn streak

Harriet Korman’s sixth solo show at Lennon, Weinberg is comprised of paintings made in the past three years, as well as several black and white pastel drawings that serve as studies for the paintings. For the past decade, Korman has pursued hard-edged form and pure color, while forging a connection to earlier periods in which … read more… “Harriet Korman’s stubborn streak”

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Homework assignment: Art Blogger Survey

At Grammar.police, Kriston Capps invited art bloggers to answer the questions Peter Plagens formulated for his Art in America roundtable discussion about art blogs: “Of course the great advantage to the blogosphere over print media is its boundlessness,” Kriston writes. “After reading the Art in America roundtable on art blogs by Peter Plagens, my one … read more… “Homework assignment: Art Blogger Survey”