Cable Griffith, a painter and professor at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, caught up with Peter Scherrer, a 2016 Two Coats of Paint resident artist, to check out Scherrer’s paintings at Salon Refu in Olympia. Both painters work with landscape imagery, and their conversation explored memory, the woods, and the importance of narrative in […]
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On Wednesday evening at Ceres Gallery, I participated in a panel discussion with Jill Conner (art critic, founder of artists-studios.com), Amy Lipton (curator, arts writer, co-director ecoartspace.blogspot.com), and Kara Rooney (managing art editor of brooklynrail.org) about art criticism in the age of the Internet, with a particular focus on women’s […]
I’m pleased to announce that West Coast painter Peter Scherrer is arriving on March 11 for a seven day artist’s residency at Two Coats of Paint. I first saw Peter’s lush, mysterious landscape paintings in SEASON’s presentation at VOLTA last year. Peter regularly visits New York to check out galleries, […]
Contributed by Jonathan Goodman / Alan Prazniak’s small paintings, on view at Geary Contemporary in NYC and Millerton, align with one another, offering a kaleidoscopic account of open meadows and grasslands, perhaps informed by early memories.
Contributed by Jacob Patrick Brooks / I try not to go to galleries alone. If I dont have someone to moderate me and make sure that I spend an appropriate amount of time viewing work, I can speed through without sufficiently absorbing it, to my own detriment. Yet, even on my own, I was immediately captivated by Andrew Cranstons deceptively quiet, soft paintings in his current show Waiting for the Bell at Karma.
Despite Matthew Wong’s relatively banal subject matter essentially, nature the way it is handled in the exhibition on view at Cheim and Read elevates the art and makes it enthralling, like secrets gently whispered.
In her new paintings on view at Gold/Scopophilia, Ashley Garrett explores the concept of the meadow: a place of respite, slowed time, and stable form seen through a pinhole into a complete world.
Contributed by Brece Honeycutt and Anne Lindberg / Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler -�Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art (New York: Little Brown and Company, 2018) is a tour de force. The book explores many […]
Contributed by Erin Langner / In the center of the 2018 Seattle Art Fair, Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar�s white neon script, hovering in Galerie Lelong�s booth, reads �Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness.� Jaar has appropriated these words, penned by poet W.H. Auden, many times before. But, as the fourth year of Seattle�s international […]
Contributed by Sharon Butler / In �Of Earth and Sky,� on view at Susan Eley Fine Art, Rachelle Krieger presents a new series of elegant abstract paintings in which winding brushstrokes float throughout tightly-cropped square spaces. Although they have the feel of landscape, they are fundamentally abstract, leanly imparting that impression with […]