Maeve D’Arcy paints the passage of time

Contributed by Patrick Neal / Taking in the paintings of Maeve D’Arcy, currently on view at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, I kept thinking of the defunct movie rental store Kim’s Video that had long occupied Manhattan’s East and West Villages. These places were legendary repositories of arthouse films, and D’Arcy’s malaphoric titles hint at cinema, … read more… “Maeve D’Arcy paints the passage of time”

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Rob Ventura’s germy expressionism

Contributed by Patrick Neal / In earlier paintings, artist Rob Ventura explored the anatomical and cellular characteristics of toxic flowers – a menacing subject that would lead to a parallel interest in the structures of disease-causing microorganisms. Ventura had completed new paintings centered on viruses, fungi and bacteria in the early months of 2020, and … read more… “Rob Ventura’s germy expressionism”

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The painterly photographs of Jan Groover

Contributed by Patrick Neal / I’ve been thinking a lot about the work of photographer Jan Groover. This started a few months ago when the artist and critic David Ambrose mentioned her, and I learned she had been a long-term faculty member at SUNY Purchase and teacher of the wildly popular photographer Gregory Crewdson. Scanning … read more… “The painterly photographs of Jan Groover”

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Conversation: Eric Wolf talks about his expansive art collection

Contributed by Patrick Neal / The painter Eric Wolf is someone I have known since we met as students at Skowhegan School of Art in 1989. At Skowhegan, working outside during all-in-one sessions, Wolf devised a style of landscape painting that was direct and minimal, using only black ink on paper, or oil on canvas … read more… “Conversation: Eric Wolf talks about his expansive art collection”

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