Moira Dryer: Satisfyingly complete

Contributed by Laurie Fendrich / Moira Dryer (b. 1957; d. 1992) was among the first painters in the 1980s and ’90s to reject minimalism and conceptualism and open things up for painting after what had seemed, to many critics and theorists, to be its endgame. These artists reintroduced references to life and experience, proudly showed … read more… “Moira Dryer: Satisfyingly complete”

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Zilia Sánchez, surrounded by the sea

Contributed by Katarina Wong / In Zilia Sánchez’s retrospective currently on view at The Phillips Collection, a video shows her on the beach, casting one of her shaped paintings “Soy Isla (I Am an Island)” into the waves. This piece sets the tone for an exceptional exhibition from a fiercely independent artist. Born in Cuba in 1926, and … read more… “Zilia Sánchez, surrounded by the sea”

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John Currin: “Just don’t do things that depress you.”

John Currin, “Rotterdam,” 2006, oil on canvas, 28″ x 36″ Interview Online Director Kelly Brant just sent me some good links to interviews with painters. Here’s an excerpt from Glenn O’Brien’s lengthy conversation with John Currin, who never fails to say something amusing. His paintings are included in “Paint Made Flesh,” a group show organized … read more… “John Currin: “Just don’t do things that depress you.””


Painting sympsium at The Phillips Collection in DC

On Saturday, September 27, artists, art historians and critics will be jawing about state of painting. “Although widely proclaimed dead in the 1980s, painting has returned to prominence in recent years.” Participants include Yve-Alain Bois (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton), Spencer Finch (Artist, Brooklyn, New York), Jonathan Fineberg (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Blake Gopnik (The … read more… “Painting sympsium at The Phillips Collection in DC”

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