Contributed by Sharon Butler / Deborah Dancy’s big abstractions have migrated from the murky darkness inspired by research into the lives of her Black ancestors, who were enslaved in the South, to a visual language informed by the rural landscape that surrounds her home and studio in Storrs. I visited her on a bitter winter day in March before Kathryn Markel Fine Art in Chelsea and Marcia Wood in Atlanta had picked up work for her upcoming solo exhibitions.
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Contributed by Julia Kunin / On March 1, 2022, I reconnected with my friend the Hungarian artist Anita Kroo after reading that she and her family had taken in a refugee family from Ukraine. She told me about the experience. Anita Kroo: I remember when war broke out on Thursday, February […]
The following is a series of excerpts from an ongoing conversation between painters Cyrilla Mozenter and Leslie Roberts. Their concurrent solo exhibitions will open at 57W57 Arts on Thursday, November 11.
In May 2022, I will have been publishing Two Coats of Paint for fifteen years. Thanks to reader support, it’s been a long, strange and fruitful trip that all began when my studio was half an attic in a creaky Victorian house in Mystic, Connecticut…None of this would have been possible without the generosity of our readers. All told, in fourteen-and-a-half years, Two Coats has published nearly 4000 posts. With your continued help, well post 4000 more…
Contributed by Sharon Butler / Northern Vermont seems far away now, but in ten years it may be an entrenched artists enclave. And Johnson, thanks to still-affordable housing and the VSCs rich arts program, could be its center. Here’s a report from my visit a few weeks ago.
Line: Chance drips, hesitant brushstrokes, calligraphic gestures, notional timelines, yarn, and builders caulk
Contributed by Sharon Butler / “Walk the Line” at Platform Project Space in DUMBO presents a variety of line, from chance drips, hesitant brushstrokes, spontaneous calligraphic gestures, and notional timelines to more calculated applications of knotted yarn and extruded builders caulk.
Contributed by Sharon Butler / When Nathaniel Robinson takes the train from Brewster, New York, down to the city, he snaps pictures along the way. Hastily cropped and blurry in some areas, these images have become the basis for a series of sublime paintings on view at Devening Projects in Chicago.
Contributed by Sharon Butler/ At Chart, Karin Davie, in her first NYC show since 2007, has moved with elegant decisiveness from pop-inflected stripes, slapdash and dripping, to wide, sine-wave brushstrokes that gently oscillate in glowing geometric formations.
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.
Sharon Butler interviewed Louise Fishman, who passed away in July, for The Brooklyn Rail in October 2012. The interview, which was quoted in the New York Times’s obituary for Louise, is reprinted here.