Tag: Sharon Butler

Studio Visit

Studio visit with Daniel Wiener

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.

Interview

Conversation with Louise Fishman

Contributed by Sharon Butler / In September 2012, I sat down with Louise Fishman in her cozy but austere 23rd Street apartment to discuss her two current exhibitions: “Five Decades,” a 50-year retrospective at Tilton Gallery (September 5 – October 13), and “Louise Fishman,” at Cheim & Read (September 13 […]

Gallery shows

Invitation to Pause

“Pause” is a restful, thoughtful summer group show featuring Bill Albertini, Stephen Bron, Eric Brown, Sharon Butler, Peter Krashes, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Michelle Vaughan, and Andrew Witkin.

Solo Shows

Jack Tworkov: Laying down line

Contributed by Sharon Butler / In the 1960s, Jack Tworkov began to feel as if he had taken Ab-Ex gestural abstraction as far as it could go without repeating himself. Reluctant to keep making paintings in which the once wild and expressive brushstroke would appear a predictable go-to move determined […]

Solo Shows

Martin Kline: Tempered by discipline

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Martin Kline’s meticulous and thoughtful abstractions, on view at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, are deceptively simple. At first glance, they might appear merely technically accomplished and visually striking. Drill down a little, though, and they recall the action of Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings and the […]

Solo Shows

Mira Schor: Insistently personal

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Mira Schor’s galvanizingly insistent new paintings continue her exploration of self and the disembodied mind. Many painters traffic in purposeful ambiguity, using metaphor and abstraction to leave meaning-making for the viewer. Schor’s work, however, is not mysterious or enigmatic: her intention is to tell us […]