Modern Art Notes: All Amy Sillman all the time

At Modern Art Notes, Tyler Green dedicates the week to New York painter Amy Sillman, who currently has a show at the Hirshhorn in DC. “There are no shortage of sources in Sillman’s paintings. While many abstract artists love to hide the quarries they mined — such as how Clyfford Still spent decades denying and … read more… “Modern Art Notes: All Amy Sillman all the time”

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Lame review of the week: O’Sullivan reviews Sillman at the Hirshhorn

Arts generalist Michael O’Sullivan ‘s clueless Washington Post review of Amy Sillman’s show proves why more painters and artists must start writing. “There’s something underneath all that paint in Amy Sillman’s new solo exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, one of the museum’s ‘Directions’ shows devoted to up-and-comers. The artist, a rising star … read more… “Lame review of the week: O’Sullivan reviews Sillman at the Hirshhorn”


Amy Sillman’s couple fixation

In the Washington City Paper Maura Judkis reports that the “he” and “she” of Amy Sillman’s solo show at the Hirshhorn Museum, “Third Person Singular,” describe the couples Sillman sketches and then, on a separate canvas, reduces to abstraction. “These black-and-white drawings inspire her bold-hued paintings with touches of cubism, color field, and strong lines … read more… “Amy Sillman’s couple fixation”

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March museum openings

At artnet, a roundup of exhibitions opening in March includes Directions — Amy Sillman: Third Person Singular at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today at the Museum of Modern Art; In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet at the National Gallery of Art; … read more… “March museum openings”

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Morris Louis investigation

“Morris Louis,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY. Through Jan. 19.Widely recognized as an influential American post war painter, Morris Louis became an inspirational figure for other artists in the Color Field movement in the 1960s. From 1954 to 1962, Louis produced hundreds of canvases that represented a new direction in painting. He worked in … read more… “Morris Louis investigation”

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Morris Louis unveiled

“Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited,” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC. Through Jan. 6. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Feb. 17–May 6, 2007. Back in the sixties, Morris Louis developed an innovative method of painting by “staining” his unprimed canvases with thinned washes of acrylic pigments, and was one of the … read more… “Morris Louis unveiled”

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