Email: Judith Braun’s escape to Albany

I recently received a note from Judith Braun, the recognized New York artist and participant in a 2010 art reality TV show, announcing that she had moved from the Rivington Street studio where she lived and worked for years to a house in Albany. I was curious, and wondered why she decided to move upstate, if there was a good art community in Albany, … read more… “Email: Judith Braun’s escape to Albany”


Email: The deCordova Museum’s 2016 Biennial

The deCordova Museum’s Biennial exhibition in Lincoln, Massachusetts, is one of the most prestigious group shows in New England. Curators Jennifer Gross (soon departing) and Sarah Montross made 120 studio visits throughout the region and chose artists from each of the six states—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Their aim was to … read more… “Email: The deCordova Museum’s 2016 Biennial”

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Email: Meeting Alan Neider

Connecticut-based artist Alan Neider has been making art for over forty years, and for the past few we have been corresponding. Long before combining painting and sculpture became a popular strategy for painters, Neider was constructing three-dimensional objects – including lamps, chairs, curtains, and non-objective forms – to paint on. [Image at top: Alan Neider … read more… “Email: Meeting Alan Neider”

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EMAIL: Mike Cloud’s shopping list

I recently received an announcement for “Bad Faith and Universal Technique,” Mike Cloud’s September solo show at Thomas Erben Gallery. Cloud, born in 1974 in Chicago, graduated from Yale MFA in 2003 and is an assistant professor at Brooklyn College. I have met him at the BC final critiques, where he has a gentle and … read more… “EMAIL: Mike Cloud’s shopping list”

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EMAIL: “Clouds” exhibition details from Adam Simon

Dear Cloud Artist, Thank you for agreeing to be in the exhibition, “Clouds” at Lesley Heller Projects. I wanted to let you know very far in advance that the dates for the exhibition are December 15th, 2013 through January 26th, 2014. No dimension should exceed 24 inches in any direction. The title of the exhibition … read more… “EMAIL: “Clouds” exhibition details from Adam Simon”

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EMAIL: Wendy White’s studio

In the email  press release for “Pick up a Knock,” Wendy White’s upcoming solo show, I received this studio shot of her new paintings. Hard to tell in a jpeg, but from here it looks like White might be done with the manufactured Fotobilds she was making last year. On the checklist, the materials are listed as … read more… “EMAIL: Wendy White’s studio”


EMAIL: Matthew Fisher responds to Adolph Gottleib

Hello Sharon, I hope this summer finds you in good spirits and of course in the studio. I was tickled to read your post on [Adolph] Gottlieb. For me, as well, he has long been an interesting painter. I tacked a picture of him “painting” by the studio door. Last month I found 1969 WMAA … read more… “EMAIL: Matthew Fisher responds to Adolph Gottleib”

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EMAIL: Rebecca Morris on that pink painting at Frieze

Curious about her odd, uncharacteristic pink painting (image above) on display at Frieze last week, I wrote LA artist Rebecca Morris and asked her about it.  Here’s what she told me: “Thanks for asking about that painting! It was nice for me to have it up at the fair. It is a little bit older– … read more… “EMAIL: Rebecca Morris on that pink painting at Frieze”

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EMAIL: Tony Fitzpatrick “really, no shit”

Known for his retro drawing-collages and inspired storytelling, Tony Fitzpatrick has two shows up through May 26, “The Other Kind” at Pierogi and ” The Mysteries of Ohio” at Adam Baumgold. In a recent note Fitzpatrick sent the image posted above with this short message. “These are new etchings. you should get some–they will make … read more… “EMAIL: Tony Fitzpatrick “really, no shit””

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EMAIL: A note from Barbara Friedman

Hi Sharon, It was so nice of you and J to come [to the Soapbox at Studio 10] last night. We had to stay and say hi to latecomers, so by the time we finally got to Tutu’s, you’d already left. The four of us must make a dinner date! Thanks for suggesting I send … read more… “EMAIL: A note from Barbara Friedman”