Tag: Becky Huff Hunter


Philadelphia conversation: Lovitz, Hoffmann, Granwell at Fleisher/Ollman

Contributed by Becky Huff Hunter / Alchemy, Typology, Entropy at Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, features painting and sculpture by three talented artists who live and work locally: Adam Lovitz, Peter Allen Hoffmann, and Alexis Granwell. The exhibition is one of several fantastic shows curated by Alex Baker this year�including Cryptopictos, Painters Sculpting/Sculptors […]


Ginny Casey: Disembodied hands and lumps of clay in Philadelphia

Contributed by Becky Huff Hunter / It�s a common story of contemporary art for artists to describe abandoning the two-dimensional confines of traditional painting on canvas for the more immediate materiality of sculpture, installation, or performance. In her 2016 memoir, for example, academy-trained painter�Marina Abramovi?�recalls her decisive moment: �Why should […]


Quicktime: Fast, casual painting in Philadelphia

Contributed by�Becky Huff Hunter / In his influential Art in America article �Provisional Painting� (2009), critic Raphael Rubinstein traced a history�from Joan Mir� to Mary Heilmann�of �works that look casual, dashed-off, tentative, unfinished or self-cancelling,� that �constantly risk inconsequence or collapse.� In Rubinstein�s analysis, this attitude provides an easier yoke […]

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Douglas Witmer’s simplicity

Contributed by Becky Huff Hunter / It is timely that Douglas Witmer�s solo exhibition, �Dubh Glas� at Tiger Strikes Asteroid (TSA) in Philadelphia, opened shortly after the Guggenheim�s Agnes Martin retrospective closed to the public. Witmer�s group of ten softly geometric, gesso and acrylic paintings on canvas are reminiscent in […]