In honor of the College Art Association’s Annual Conference that takes place in Los Angeles this week, I’ve prepared a quiz not unlike the identification portions of the exams we used to take in art history class–but so much more fun when the artists are alive. The following paintings caught […]
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In August I was invited to contribute an essay to the 25th anniversary edition of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: A Journal of Contemporary Art Issues, an extraordinary collaboration between painters Mira Schor, Susan Bee, and their extended community of artists, critics, historians, theorists, poets. I’m still in the process of reading all the […]
Craig Taylor, “Amplifier Artifact,” 2010, oil on canvas, 72 x 54″ Less precious and more physical than previous work, Craig Taylor’s new paintings, both funny and ardent, look great at Sue Scott. The best pieces recall the lush, drippy, heavily-worked abstraction of the 1980s and early 1990s while incorporating the […]
Andrea Champlin, “Lucky (Mr. Torso), 2010, oil and acrylic on canvas, 18-1/2 x 18” This week, wandering around Chelsea, I was struck by Andrea Champlin‘s gutsy little painting in “Vivid,” an exhibition at Schroeder Romero & Shredder that celebrates a “post-everything” sensibility, embracing painting for painting’s sake. Let’s hope to […]
Tomorrow is the last day to see Wendy White’s show at Leo Koenig, Inc.–my apologies for not posting it sooner. White’s loud abstract language alludes to the bombardment of the everyday. Urban sprawl, space junk, graffiti, buried hazardous material, and the accumulation of refuse, punctuated by heavy black areas that […]
This is the last week to see Joy Garnett’s show at Winkleman. In Time Out New York, Jennifer Coates reports that the four large paintings in the exhibition look like they could be representing imaginary places, but they are in fact based on news photos from the Internet. “By charging […]
Stephen Maine writes about group show “Horizon” in the NY Sun: “The show is a blast, and a funny send-up of the inevitable catch-all summer group show that commercial galleries struggle to repackage under curatorial cover.” Curator David Humphrey,a painter represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Gallery, suggests that there […]