Contributed by Mary Shah / Jamie Allen and I initially met as colleagues at Alexandre Gallery last fall, and we quickly became fans of each other’s paintings. We sat down recently to discuss her residency at New York Studio School (NYSS) DUMBO Studio that began in August 2021 and is culminating with a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper at the residency program’s gallery.
Cyrilla Mozenter and Leslie Roberts: Where did we leave off?
The following is a series of excerpts from an ongoing conversation between painters Cyrilla Mozenter and Leslie Roberts. Their concurrent solo exhibitions will open at 57W57 Arts on Thursday, November 11.
Invitation: Two Coats Marathon Art Conversation @Clubhouse, May 13
On May 13, to help kick off another online edition of Dumbo Open Studios, Two Coats of Paint has organized a marathon art conversation on Clubhouse featuring a lively crew of DUMBO regulars. Artists and arts organizations will join us throughout the day to talk about art, exhibitions, issues and […]
Primordial ooze and concrete assertions: A conversation between Michael Berryhill, Daniel Dove, and Sangram Majumdar
Daniel Dove and Michael Berryhill have been friends forever it seems, or at least since their time as students at UT Austin. In 2009, Michael and I met when we were residents at the Sharpe Walentas Foundation Residency in Dumbo, and I met Daniel when he came for a visit […]
Conversation during lockdown: Alexis Granwell and Aubrey Levinthal
After back-to-back studio visits in late February, Philadelphia artists Alexis Granwell and Aubrey Levinthal started a digital conversation to follow up and ride out the isolation of the social-distancing lockdown. They discuss seismic studio shifts, tarot cards, rotten bananas, and working on the kitchen table. Aubrey Levinthal: Some artists say […]
A conversation: Becky Yazdan and Zachary Keeting
Abstract painter Becky Yazdan, who earned her MFA at the NY Studio School studying with painters Bill Jensen and Graham Nickson, recently had a solo show at Fred Giampietro in New Haven. Zachary Keeting met her at the show, where they talked about painting, narrative abstraction, the relationship of art […]
Sarah Slappey: Lurking in the underbrush
Contributed by Julia Mont� / After “Night Feeding”, Sarah Slappey�s first solo exhibition in NYC at Crush Curatorial, I caught up with her to discuss her new work, a borrowed baby, and the shadows lurking in the lush, sometimes haunting, environments of her recent paintings. Tangles of arms, legs, and dripping breasts seem to nurture their surroundings, with […]