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IMAGES: Martin Bromirski

Martin Bromirski’s diminutive paintings (on display at StoreFront Bushwick this past month) feature circular shapes, clotty paint, bright colors, awkward slashes and gauged holes. At first glance, the paintings have a cheery, decorative quality, but below the shiny veneer, anger and anxiety are festering in the heavily worked surfaces and […]

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IMAGES: Frederick Hammersley’s hunches

Is it possible to be an emerging artist when you’re dead? Yes. Frederick Hammersley (American, 1919-2009) worked in Los Angeles for many years, until in the late ’60s when he was nearly 40, he accepted a teaching position at the University of New Mexico and moved to Albuquerque. After teaching […]

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IMAGES: Michael Bauer

In the fantastic group exhibition at Foxy Productions, “Bauer, Croxson, Lichty, Wood,” Michael Bauer (German, born 1973) presents diminutive paintings that suggest a new direction for abstraction. Dark and enigmatic, they evoke a self-effacing combination of surreal portraiture and Modernist abstraction, unleashing a variety of references both nightmarish and charming. […]

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IMAGES: Michael Van Winkle

I just received these images from Michael Van Winkle, a painter who lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts. He says he explores the relationship between common household objects and the rarefied art world in a fast paced and disorderly daily practice wherein particular places, histories and narratives unfold within the fluid context […]

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IMAGES: Christian Sampson

 Christian Sampson, Untitled, 2011, plexiglass construction, 24 x 12″ Using polymers, dyes, wood, and plexiglass, Christian Sampson explores how color, light, and shadow, while shifting between two and three dimensions, create form. I saw two of Sampson’s ingenious but humble pieces last week in “itinerant ones,” an exhibition at STOREFRONT […]

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IMAGES: Clare Grill

 Clare Grill, “Tape,” 2011, oil on linen, 11 x 11.” Clare Grill, “Gimcrack, 2011, oil on linen, 20 x 19.” This week I saw a few of Clare Grill’s paintings at “A Review,” Edward Thorp’s eclectic group painting show that’s up through July 29. Grill relies on small scale and […]

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Images: Margrit Lewczuk

Margrit Lewczuk, small study on note paper. Margrit Lewczuk had an exhibition recently at Janet Kurnatowski in Brooklyn where she showed several paintings and many small studies on paper. When I stopped in to see the show, Janet told me that Lewczuk’s travels to exotic places like Tunisia, Mexico, Mali […]

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Images: Thomas Berding

 Thomas Berding, “By Land and By Sea,” 2010, oil on canvas, 70″ x 76″ Thomas Berding, “Light of Day,” 2010, oil on Canvas, 44″ x 48″ Thomas Berding, “The Lab,” 2008, oil on canvas, 48″ x 44″ Made in response to the post-industrial landscape, Thomas Berding’s recent paintings draw upon […]

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IMAGES: Louise Belcourt’s place in the world

 Louise Belcourt in her Williamsburg studio. A year ago in The Brooklyn Rail I wrote about Louise Belcourt’s show at Jeff Bailey Gallery, and yesterday, after a quick visit to see the show at Soloway on South 4th, we caught up in her Williamsburg studio. She continues to paint abstract […]

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IMAGES: Cathy Nan Quinlan’s studio

  Cathy Nan Quinlan in her Bed-Stuy studio with Lucy. December 2010.  ———- IMAGES is a weekly feature devoted to work by painters who deserve more love. var a2a_config = a2a_config || {}; a2a_config.linkname = “Two Coats of Paint”; a2a_config.linkurl = “https://www.twocoatsofpaint.com”; a2a_config.prioritize = [“delicious”, “email”, “linkedin”, “twitter”, “tumblr”, “stumbleupon”, […]