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Studio visit: Lisa McCleary

Contributed by Sharon Butler / While I was a Visiting Artist at the Vermont Studio Center earlier this month, I met Lisa McCleary, an Australian-Irish artist who completed the MFA Program at Parsons in 2018. She was working on a series of intriguing paintings for �Edging,� a solo show that opens on […]

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Summer studio: Catherine Howe in Clermont, NY

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Recently I was pleased to learn that Winston W�chter Fine Art in Chelsea and Seattle will be representing Catherine Howe, a talented painter I met during Final Crits at the New York Academy of Art in May. At the time, she was in the process of packing […]

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Meet the 2018 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Awardees

Today the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program announced the seventeen talented (and lucky) artists who have been selected to to receive rent-free studio space in DUMBO during 2018-19. They received a record number of applicants–1600–which were reviewed by S-W Studio Program alumni Heeseop Yoon �06, Gilbert Hsiao �12, Ben La Rocco �05, and Rachel Beach �13. After […]

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Studio Visit: James Rauchman

Contributed by Sharon Butler / We were born several years apart, but James Rauchman and I have the same severe late-February birthday. Babies born in the northeast during the dark, cold winter months are a hearty breed, and when I stopped by his Morningside studio in December, he and his partner had just bought a […]

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Didier William: The unblinking eye

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Stopping by Didier William�s studio in Philadelphia recently, I was surprised and impressed to find that his colorful abstract paintings had taken a darker, more figurative turn. Born in Haiti in 1983 and raised in Miami, William told me that since the Trayvon Martin killing, […]

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Painter partners: Gary Stephan and Suzanne Joelson

Contributed by Sharon Butler / For nearly 40 years, painters Gary Stephan and Suzanne Joelson have spent summers in an old farmhouse located in a small town just south of the Catskills. They met in the late 1980s during one of Stephan�s openings at Mary Boone and have been together ever since. Joelson�s studio […]

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Studio visit: John Zinsser

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Two Coats of Paint recently stopped in at John Zinsser‘s sunny Greenpoint studio. Zinsser moved to New York in the ’80s and has been making mostly-monochromatic, rule-based abstract paintings ever since. During our visit we talked about his Dedalus Foundation exhibition, “The Humanism of Abstraction,” […]

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Interview: Stephen Westfall in Industry City

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / On a rainy day in November I visited Stephen Westfall at his Brooklyn studio. Among my young painter friends he has a reputation for being open, generous, and extremely smart, but I was still a little nervous. He warned me in advance that most of […]

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Studio visit: Sue McNally

Sue McNally is working on �This Land is My Land,� a series of large-scale landscape paintings, one for each of the fifty United States. During the summer months, she takes road trips to states she hasn�t visited, camping along the way, sleeping under the stars, and gathering material. She returns […]