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Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: May 2019

To everyone who has struggled through another academic year, final crits are over, so the time has come to get out and see some shows. We don’t usually put museum exhibitions on our list, but don’t miss the 2019 Whitney Biennial, which opens this week. I went to the press preview, and I have to agree […]

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Pregame Painting Report: 2019 Whitney Biennial

The 2019 edition of the Whitney Biennial, on view May 17 through September 22, was curated by Whitney Museum Associate Curator Jane Panetta and Assistant Curator Rujeko Hockley. Each has experience curating painting into group exhibitions, which means we should see some relevant, maybe thought-provoking, work on canvas (or related material). Hockley came to the Whitney […]

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America’s Lessness

My contribution to the April issue of The Brooklyn Rail considers the notion of readymade color, the implications of the current Whitney Biennial, and the fleeting nature of symbolic and political meaning. “At the Museum of Modern Art, the current exhibition ‘Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today’ examines two […]

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“Mediocre art in expensive frames”

Two Coats of Paint won’t get to the fairs until tomorrow, and I suspect we’ll love the sheer volume of paintings (a good antidote to the Biennial’s lack thereof), but Paddy Johnson at Art Fag City declares the Armory a snooze. “With even more boring art than usual hanging on […]

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“Painting is only the prop”

At Catherine’s Art Tours blog, art historian and critic Catherine Spaeth assesses the importance of painting in Whitney Biennials past and present. “One of the things that strikes me about this show is the stated embrace of failure. In her own voice, Ellen Harvey says through the headset that her […]

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2 Biennial artists in the MassArt family

My alma mater sent this notice today, and since the Whitney Biennial’s painting selection is pretty skimpy, I’m passing it along as my primary coverage of the event. “Massachusetts College of Art is pleased to announce that two of the MassArt family are included in the Whitney Biennial 2008 from […]