NY Times Art in Review: Beck, Dorland, Hume, Becker, Woods

Lisa Beck, “Untitled,” 2009; acrylic paint on canvas; 24″ x 18.”Photo courtesy of Feature, Inc. “Lisa Beck,” Feature Inc., New York, NY. Through June 28. Roberta Smith: Lisa Beck’s new black-and-white paintings are among the best she has ever made. With their clusters of visionary orbs, shimmering reflections and radiating starbursts, they suggest modernist fireworks … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Beck, Dorland, Hume, Becker, Woods”

1 Comment

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”

1 Comment

Gary Hume’s hospital doors

Twenty years after Gary Hume emerged onto the British art scene with his Door Paintings, Modern Art Oxford presents the first survey of the series. In ArtForum Ana Finel Honigman writes that Hume’s seemingly simple and potentially constrictive conceit (all the paintings are lifesize copies of institutional hospital doors) offers access to a surprisingly wide … read more… “Gary Hume’s hospital doors”

1 Comment

Doom, gloom, Hume

“Gary Hume: American Tan,” White Cube Mason’s Yard, London. Through Oct. 7. In The Guardian, Jonathan Jones pummels Hume’s latest exhibition at White Cube. “All good art thinks – it thinks visually – but Hume is no thinker. Here, he combines his familiar Picabia-lite figures with jokes about American abstraction so lame there must be … read more… “Doom, gloom, Hume”

No Comments

Gary Hume’s cheerleaders, angels, flowers and icons

“Gary Hume: American Tan,” White Cube Mason’s Yard, London. Through Oct. 7. “Gary Hume Prints: Angels, Flowers and Icons,” Hastings Art Museum and Gallery, East Sussex. Through Sept. 23. Dividing his time between studios in London and upstate New York, Hume’s new series of paintings and bronze sculptures at Mason’s Yard is informed by his … read more… “Gary Hume’s cheerleaders, angels, flowers and icons”

No Comments