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Rachel Howard: A fascination with madness

Contributed by Sharon Butler / British painter Rachel Howard is in town this month, presenting “L�appel du vide,� her first New York solo show,�at Blain|Southern. Howard is known for a visceral, intuitive approach to�abstraction�that embraces�painting, sculpture, and work on paper. Last week, after she’d finished installing the show, she�and her […]

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Centenary: Mira Schendel

On the occasion of the centenary of Swiss-Brazilian artist Mira Schendel�s birth (she was born on June 7, 1919), Henry Alsopp, the director of Hauser & Wirth London, visited her daughter Ada and grandson Max. Over the course of two days, they discussed Schendel�s courage during World War II, the challenges she faced during a […]

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Roadtrip: Marie Harnett and Kristian Evju at the Albers Foundation

Contributed by Sharon Butler and Stephanie Theodore / This spring, we visited Marie Harnett, a London artist who was in residence at the Josef + Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut, and her visiting guest, Kristian Evju. During a two-month residency, Marie worked steadily on a series of highly detailed graphite drawings based on altered images from films. […]

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Landscape in Seattle: Cable Griffith talks to Peter Scherrer

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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Conversation: Jennifer Coates and EJ Hauser at PAFA

Jennifer Coates paints food–fast food, junk food–anything easy to make and portable. On the occasion of “Carb Load,” her compelling solo exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (her alma mater), Coates met with EJ Hauser, another PAFA alumna, to discuss painting, food, gratification, entoptic phenomenon, geometric hallucinations, […]

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Art blogs on Kindle

Are you familiar with Amazon’s electronic book called the Kindle? I want one. The online Kindle Store, accessible through the Kindle itself, features a couple hundred thousand books, available instantly for around ten bucks each. If traveling, load the Kindle up with books on your reading list and hit the […]

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The artworld on Facebook: A primer

What�s so good about Facebook? Most art bloggers will tell you it�s a good way to connect with the people who read their blogs. They were at the forefront of innovative social networking in the artosphere, and began setting up their Facebook profile pages back in early 2007, shortly after […]