In the Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid writes that Cindy Bernard‘s poignant show at Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery evokes the far-flung community of ham radio operators who kept in touch long before the Internet and blogging made world-building so common. “Artist Cindy Bernard’s grandfather, Bill Adams, got his […]
In the Seattle P-I, Regina Hackett writes about old-school painter Michael Dailey, “On the West Coast, from Northern California to Seattle, a gestural kind of painterly landscape abstraction took root in the 1950s and 1960s, sometimes but not always with figures in it. Prime movers included David Park, Joan Brown, […]
Artist and critic Stephen Maine sends news that he has curated a show at Alpan Gallery in Huntington, Long Island, “Beauty Marks and Body Parts,” that kicks off the gallery’s guest curatorial program. Alpan, founded by Nese Karakaplan in 1987, is a non-profit space whose stated mission is to support […]
McKenzie Fine Art presents “Linear Abstraction,” which examines of a few of the ways in which artists are using line in abstract imagery these days. Here’s an overview: Mark Dagley paints spherical webs of interlaced lines that reference information technologies and social networking sites. Gilbert Hsiao uses optically-charged, shaped canvases, […]
Chris Albert, mastermind of kork in Poughkeepsie, sent Two Coats of Paint the most amusing press release this week. “Basking in the glow of its newly recognized influence on the Accounting industry*, kork is mostly** pleased to welcome Marc Willhite’s installation ‘Tableaux’ which will be on view through February 27, […]
In the Palm Beach Daily News, Robert Janjigian chats with author William Secord. “‘The world of dogs is a very small one,’ said author William Secord at the outset of his discussion with moderator Parker Ladd at Friday’s Brazilian Court author breakfast. As the head of the American Kennel Club’s […]
“Jackie Saccoccio: Interrupted Grid,” Eleven Rivington, New York, NY. Through Feb. 9.“Carolanna Parlato: Nature Games,” Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY. Through Feb. 2. In the NY Sun, Stephen Maine reports that art is work, but these painters seem to have a good time doing it. “Now on view, two […]
In their first street festival, Ugandan Artists from Kampala filled in and painted some of the city’s biggest potholes. Read more.
On artnet, Abraham Orden looks at the “Arcadian world of painting” in current New York gallery shows.
High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 19671975 On Artnet, Jerry Saltz reviews this “saber-waving, opinion-altering show, for the simple if thrilling reason that it posits an art-historical missing link. Its composed entirely of abstract work made by painters who were born too late to be Pop artists or hard-core […]