Last spring Mary MacNaughton invited Laurie Fendrich, a professor of fine arts and the director of the Comparative Arts and Culture Graduate Program at Hofstra University, to mount a retrospective at Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, in Claremont, CA. In Brainstorm, her weekly blog at The Chronicle Reveiw, […]
Laurie Fendrich: Why do painters have to justify being painters?
Fendrich recently returned to New York from a stint as a Visiting Artist at Painting�s Edge, a summer painting workshop in Idyllwild, CA. She reflects on the experience at Brainstorm. “I encountered, firsthand, the intense pressure that�s now on painters to justify why they are painters. When I was in […]
Laurie Fendrich: jetlagged visiting artist
For the next few days, Laurie Fendrich and husband Peter Plagens are the visiting artists at Painting’s Edge art colony in Idyllwild, California. They are among the 17 artists and critics scheduled to give lectures and critiques during the two week residency, which, unlike others, is exclusively for painters. Fendrich […]