Quick Study


Check out Tyler Green’s sponsored podcast interview with Charline Von Heyl (one of her paintings is pictured above) in which she explains how there are three distinctive types of artists. FYI, I’m a Type #1. Von Heyl’s mid-career survey at the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia is on display through February 19, 2012. After that, the show travels to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

 Laurie Danial, “Bird,” 2011, oil on panel, 28 x 24″

Also, tune in to  Eva Lake’s weekly arts radio program on KBOO in Portland, Oregon. She recently sent me a link to an excellent interview with Laurie Danial, a painter who has an exhibition at Froelick Gallery through December 17.  “I have come to willingly entertain a level of anxiety and exhilaration that comes from not knowing.” YES!

Tim McFarlane, “Constant Flux,” 2010, Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 60″

Artblog Radio has an interview with Tim McFarlane this week. All the episodes from Artblog Radio, which is supported by the Knight Foundation, J-Lab�s Enterprise Reporting Fund and William Penn Foundation, are available at iTunes.

Other projects to keep in mind:

The Dead Hare Radio Hour produced by Chris Albert and Matthew Slaats  broadcasts every other Tuesday at 5pm (EDT) on 91.3 WVKR, Poughkeepsie, NY.  The show is streamed live on the WVKR website and all the episodes are available as podcasts. You may recall that Albert is the director of kork, a gallery located over the Xerox machine at Bailey Browne Associates CPA in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Bad at Sports, founded in 2005 by Duncan MacKenzie, Richard Holland, and Amanda Browder, features a weekly podcast, produced in Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and New York City. The project presents artists and art worlders talking about art and the community that makes, reviews and participates in it. The archive is available online.


Applications are due TODAY for the Degenerate Craft Fair! A sort of anti-art fair, the Degenerate Craft Fair features over 75 artists, designers and their work. Just in time for holiday shopping, most of the items offered will cost less than $50. On Bleecker Street in December. (Image courtesy of the Degenerate Craft Fair Flickr)


At Studio 10 in Bushwick: Copia Cartacea, a group show curated by Centotto director Paul D’Agostino:  // “A show related to hard copies and paper copies and transposable prepositions, works on � or around or about, or beyond or without � paper.”  Don’t miss Austin Thomas’s accordian-bound sketchbooks, which unfold into floor-to-ceiling columns of color and templated shapes that recall schematic diagrams for garden plans and landscape architecture. Artists include Austin Thomas, Thomas Micchelli, Tim Kent, Zane Wilson, Adam Thompson, Josh Willis, John Avelluto, SMH Kim, Oliver Jones and MaryKate Maher.


I recently learned that a building I thought was a public restroom (pictured above) in my neighborhood is actually an art center. “A lot of people wander into the little building on the median at Broadway and West 96th Street expecting to find a public bathroom � but they get a pint-sized art exhibit instead.” Must be the words “Women” and “Men” carved in granite over the doors that confuse people.
The Brooklyn Museum has started a new evening program based around drawing as an artistic and social experience. They think more people, not just artists, should draw.
Audio slide show: New Yorker critic Peter Schjeldahl’s lukewarm take on Maurizio Cattelan’s Guggenheim retrospective (pictured above). I think the show looks amazing. Look for me on the crosstown bus heading to the Guggenheim this afternoon. On view through January 4, 2012.
From the press release: The exhibition brings together virtually everything the artist has produced since 1989 and presents the works en masse, strung seemingly haphazardly from the oculus of the Guggenheim�s rotunda. Perversely encapsulating Cattelan�s career to date in an overly literal, three-dimensional catalogue raisonn�, the installation lampoons the idea of comprehensiveness. The exhibition is an exercise in disrespect: the artist has hung up his work like laundry to dry. Like all of his individual objects, the new installation resonates with multiple interpretive valences. Cattelan has certainly used the motif of suspension before, most notably in the poetically elongated sculpture created from a taxidermied horse, Novecento (20th century, 1997), but here it takes on epic proportions. Hoisted by rope as if on a gallows, the objects explicitly reveal the undertone of death that pervades the artist�s work. In total, the installation looks like a mass execution, and constitutes, for its duration, an overarching, tragic artwork in its own right. (image via jaymug)

Opening tonight at Janet Kurnatowski: Idiot’s Delight, a painting show curated by artist and Rail writer Craig Olson. Artists include Peter Acheson, Katherine Bradford, Jim Clark, Tamara Gonzales, S.H., EJ Hauser, Ben La Rocco, JJ Manford, Chris Martin, Thomas Micchelli, Linnea Paskow, Elisa Soliven, Deirdre Swords. “Theirs is like nothing else to be found anywhere� the radio, the television, or even the Internet for that matter. It�s an idiot�s delight, blowing like a circle around our skulls…”

Job listing: UCSD University Art Gallery is accepting applications for the 2012 Curatorial Fellowship Program.”This unique program provides a paid fellowship for curators in the early stages of their careers (beginning Fall 2012). During this period the fellow will work with the UAG Director and Exhibition Manager to produce a series of exhibitions and programs for the University Art Gallery….”

One Comment

  1. thank you for the podcast listing, I am always looking for art podcasts. I've followed Libby and Roberta for years and so listen to them but did not know about the others. I used to follow Art Heroes but it seems to have stopped.

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