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Artist�s statement: Tamalin Baumgarten

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Tamalin Baumgarten�s haunting paintings are inspired by the landscape, history, and people of Cuttyhunk, a small island off the coast of Massachusetts. As a child, Baumgarten spent summers there with her family, and for the past few years she has been running the Cuttyhunk Island Artists� Residency out of the family home. �For me, […]

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Andrew Woolbright: Shrinebeasts

Contributed by Zach Seeger / In Andrew Woolbright�s current show “Expresso Your Depresso,” at ADA Gallery in Richmond,�Virginia, the artist creates a series of mixed media pieces�that fill the space with exuberant painting and billowing melancholy.�Reminiscent of the imagined ghost ships of Fellini�s Juliette of the Spirits, Woolbright�s paintings are […]

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A quiet roar: Build a house, dig a hole, in Hartford

Contributed by Neil Daigle-Orians / Walking in to Hartford’s Artspace Gallery, the viewer is immediately struck by a large, hand-painted green screen. Merging the analog with the digital, Michael Siporin Levine�s set up for Vision Test lingers outside the context of his performative projection. Looking across, we see paintings by Blake […]

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Caroline Wells Chandler: Pied Piper of weirdness

Contributed by Jennifer Coates / I met Caroline Wells Chandler when he was an MFA student at Yale, and we immediately connected in a lunatic mind-meld way. Together, our imaginations sparked, and last year we collaborated on �Electric Mayhem,� a two-person exhibition at Crush Curatorial inspired by the band on The Muppet Show. For […]

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Yevgeniya Baras: Impastoed strata

  Contributed by Jason Andrew / Spend anytime out in the rural West, particularly the plains of southwest Texas, and you�ll discover the daunting challenge of repelling dust and dirt. At some point, you just have to accept a little discomfort as a small cost of the region�s wondrous horizons, […]

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Legacy of the hand: Paolo Arao�s textile paintings

Contributed by Julia Couzens / Paolo Arao�s exuberant textile paintings radiate a bracing freshness, like nautical flags snapping brightly in a cracking breeze. From a distance clear color and crisp geometry flip space backward and forward, causing the eye to toggle in and out of the paintings� nuanced, irregularly faceted grids. […]

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Bj�rn Meyer-Ebrecht: Spontaneity rising

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Contemplating Gerrit Rietveld�s furniture, especially the pieces he made from crates, Bj�rn Meyer-Ebrecht realized that utilitarian furniture can be sculpture, and that sculpture in turn can serve as a utilitarian object. He explores this idea in a thoughtful and lively new show at Owen James […]