Contributed by Sharon Butler / When I saw Douglas Melini’s new work at Miles McEnery (on view until October 16), I was surprised how much it had changed since I saw his pattern paintings In “YOU HAVE TO PEER INTO THE SKY TO SEE THE STARS,” a 2016 solo show at 11R. I reached out via email to ask him about the bold transition.
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Welcome to the Two Coats of Paint painting-centric guide to gallery exhibitions in New York City.
Line: Chance drips, hesitant brushstrokes, calligraphic gestures, notional timelines, yarn, and builder’s caulk
Contributed by Sharon Butler / “Walk the Line” at Platform Project Space in DUMBO presents a variety of line, from chance drips, hesitant brushstrokes, spontaneous calligraphic gestures, and notional timelines to more calculated applications of knotted yarn and extruded builder’s caulk.
Contributed by Sharon Butler / When Nathaniel Robinson takes the train from Brewster, New York, down to the city, he snaps pictures along the way. Hastily cropped and blurry in some areas, these images have become the basis for a series of sublime paintings on view at Devening Projects in Chicago.
Contributed by Sharon Butler/ At Chart, Karin Davie, in her first NYC show since 2007, has moved with elegant decisiveness from pop-inflected stripes, slapdash and dripping, to wide, sine-wave brushstrokes that gently oscillate in glowing geometric formations.
Welcome to the Two Coats of Paint painting-centric guide to gallery exhibitions in New York City. There’s a lot to see this month. We’re in the thick of hurricane season, with Tropical Storms Kate and Larry currently brewing over the Atlantic, so let’s hope inclement weather doesn’t get in the way.
Contributed by Sharon Butler / During a quick tour of Vermont, I discovered Benjamin Ward’s new gallery Stella Quarta Decima, or SQD, on Main Street in Manchester. The gallery will feature artists, primarily from Vermont, who work outside the confines of the commercial art market.
Contributed by Sharon Butler / I stopped by Marcy Rosenblat’s Fort Greene studio to see her new paintings, which have become richer and more compositionally complex.
During my first visit to Daniel Wiener’s studio, we talked about his Apoxie-Sculpt head series that fuse a 1960s psychedelic sensibility with collective angst, his idiosyncratic process, and an exploration of other unusual projects during the lockdown.
Sharon Butler interviewed Louise Fishman, who passed away in July, for The Brooklyn Rail in October 2012. The interview, which was quoted in the New York Times’s obituary for Louise, is reprinted here.