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Miami: A different place than last year

Contributed by Sharon Louden / Thank you, Sharon Butler, for giving me the opportunity to be a guest contributor from�the art fairs in Miami Beach this week. I started with�Pulse, Untitled and Art Basel Miami Beach. Like many in the art community, given the current political climate and all that’s […]

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Painting: Fall preview Manhattan edition

YES: Galleries are presenting a slew of good painting exhibitions this season. The most obvious trend seems to be the continued move away from abstraction toward representational approaches–with still life and figurative work dominating. Here’s a list of the shows I’m looking forward to seeing, with links in case readers […]

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Geometric Abstraction update in DC

The best geometric abstraction goes beyond the formal arrangement of line, shape, and color to connect with larger themes and issues. In �GEOMETRIX: Line, Form, Subversion,� a big multi-venue exhibition in the DC area, curator Andrea Pollan has selected artists who use the visual language of geometric abstraction to explore […]

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Quick study

Today’s links concern MFA dreams of superstardom and tenured teaching jobs, disappointing public spaces, under-recognized artists, great Brooklyn shows from 2015, a residency project at Matteawan, and Nancy Spector’s move to the Brooklyn Museum. [Image at top:  Kerry James Marshall, Above the Line, Adjacent to the High Line at West […]

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Quick study

A few articles about Miami–> At artnet news Ben Davis thinks the fairs are rife with “ArtBlab,” academic ArtSpeak’s ditzy cousin. “This form of speech lacks entirely the laborious high seriousness of the much-ridiculed ArtSpeak. In fact, just the opposite. ArtBlab is the chipper simulation of considered opinion. Call it conversational tofu…..ArtBlab is […]

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Part 1: An art handler’s experience in Miami

Contributed by Max Liebermann* / The sounds of installation at Art Miami include airplanes flying overhead, whirring impact drivers, drywall screws squeaking into the MDF (medium density fiberboard) walls, beeping electricians on scissor lifts, din, fans, and people talking. The larger-scale Art Basel adds beeping forklifts, humming go-carts whipping from […]

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Artist-run @ Satellite in Miami

Contributed by guest correspondent Sharon Louden / As this is my last post for Two Coats of Paint, I’ll go out with a bang — a lot of painting from various places! One of my assignments was to attend Satellite “the alternative exhibition featuring 50+ art organizations.” With so many […]