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Kristen Mills: Plausible hope

Contributed by Zach Seeger / Kristen Mills�s �Believability� is a richly constructed, well-meaning, humorous-but-not installation of videos, sculpted environments, and cacophonous formal musings on the difficulty of personal and professional perseverance in an uncertain time. Just prior to our current collective crises came a burgeoning Chicago Imagist-inspired painting moment, formal […]

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Memory: Mystery Car Rides

Contributed by Benito Esquenazi / In the twenty years that I was not painting I maintained a connection to my creative process by drawing and seeing art. One does not choose to be an artist. One is. I paused my painting practice in 1995. By then I had three kids. […]

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Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide: September 2020

The galleries are reopening and polite viewers, social-distanced and masked, are emerging, eager to run into one another and talk about what we’ve all just been through…and have yet to endure. Do stay safe out there. Brooklyn Kentler International Drawing Space / 100 Works on Paper Benefit Exhibition / 353 […]

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Interview: Brandi Twilley and life in the studio

Contributed by Caroline Wells Chandler/ I met Brandi Twilley back in 2008 when we started graduate school together at Yale. Both Southerners and eager for a change of scenery, we became fast friends. For over a decade we have talked extensively about art and creating a sustainable life around making […]

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Art and Film: DIY festival for readers who miss NYC

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Even deprived of movie houses, cinephiles abhor a vacuum. Criterion may be their readiest source for a themed set of noteworthy films or the center-cut of an auteur�s oeuvre. Another option is to pan the metaphorical stream of mostly indifferent content for nuggets of gold. […]

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Projects: Red Shoes in East Hampton

Contributed by Abby Lloyd and Hadley Vogel / The progenitor of the East Hampton Tow wasn’t on wheels. It was a shed in the backyard of Hadley�s childhood home. She founded East Hampton Shed in 2012 with Nate Hitchcock, and for eight years, mostly during the summer, the shed functioned […]

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The objectness of Rachael Gorchov

Contributed by Jason Andrew / There is a long history of artists expanding the objectness � that is, the sculptural dimension � of painting. Picasso and Braque introduced this concept in their assemblage works; Vladimir Tatlin broadened it in his �counter-reliefs� alongside Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoventhe, the �Dada Baroness�. For the […]

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Sobriety, resilience, and hope at Massey Klein Gallery

Contributed by Riad Miah / Emerging from lockdown, Massey Klein Gallery on the Lower East Side has reopened its doors, if only by appointment, with two new exhibitions featuring three artists. Claire Lieberman and Louis Reith�s works are shown together in �Elemental� while Bethany Czarnecki has a separate exhibition of […]