“I think once I stopped caring quite so much about where I fitted in, and whether it made any sense to be painting, I started getting more and more absorbed in it.”

Cecily Brown, “Indian Tourist,” 2008, oil on linen, 97 x 89″ Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. In the Guardian, Perri Lewis and  Cecily Brown talk about the painting process. “You’ve got the same old materials – just oils and a canvas – and you’re trying to do something that’s been done for centuries. And yet, within those … read more… ““I think once I stopped caring quite so much about where I fitted in, and whether it made any sense to be painting, I started getting more and more absorbed in it.””

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NY TImes Art in Review: Loeb, Brown, Ackermann

“Damian Loeb: Synesthesia, Parataxic, Distortion, and the Shadow,” Acquavella, New York, NY. Through Oct. 7. Ken Johnson: “With its portentous Damien Hirst-like title, ‘Synesthesia, Parataxic Distortion, and the Shadow,’ it promises something more spectacular than the pleasant, conscientiously well made, illustrative paintings that make up this exhibition.Mr. Loeb produces what you might call Photorealist Melodrama. … read more… “NY TImes Art in Review: Loeb, Brown, Ackermann”

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7 painters tell us their secrets

Next week the 25th winner of the John Moores Painting Prize, the UK’s largest contemporary painting competition with a first prize of £25,000 and total fund of over £35,000, will be announced. The Times’ Nancy Durrant rounded up seven leading painters, including former winner Peter Doig, to “reveal the secrets of their work.“ Peter Doig: … read more… “7 painters tell us their secrets”

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Art for the centrally isolated at Cornell

“Recent Acquisitions: Contemporary Art,” The Herbert F. Johnson Museum Of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Through Septmeber 30. Arthur Whitman reports at Big Red and Shiny: “To those well-versed in contemporary art, the selection of work in ‘Recent Acquisitions’ is likely to have a wearisome familiarity. Many or perhaps most of the artists will … read more… “Art for the centrally isolated at Cornell”

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