Email: Judith Braun’s escape to Albany

I recently received a note from Judith Braun, the recognized New York artist and participant in a 2010 art reality TV show, announcing that she had moved from the Rivington Street studio where she lived and worked for years to a house in Albany. I was curious, and wondered why she decided to move upstate, if there was a […]


Email: The deCordova Museum’s 2016 Biennial

The deCordova Museum’s Biennial exhibition in Lincoln, Massachusetts, is one of the most prestigious group shows in New England. Curators Jennifer Gross (soon departing) and Sarah Montross made 120 studio visits throughout the region and chose artists from each of the six states�Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and […]


Email: Meeting Alan Neider

Connecticut-based artist Alan Neider has been making art for over forty years, and for the past few we have been corresponding. Long before combining painting and sculpture became a popular strategy for painters, Neider was constructing three-dimensional objects � including lamps, chairs, curtains, and non-objective forms � to paint on. […]


EMAIL: Mike Cloud’s shopping list

I recently received an announcement for “Bad Faith and Universal Technique,” Mike Cloud’s September solo show at Thomas Erben Gallery. Cloud, born in 1974 in Chicago, graduated from Yale MFA in 2003 and is an assistant professor at Brooklyn College. I have met him at the BC final critiques, where […]


EMAIL: Wendy White’s studio

In the email  press release for “Pick up a Knock,” Wendy White’s upcoming solo show, I received this studio shot of her new paintings. Hard to tell in a jpeg, but from here it looks like White might be done with the manufactured Fotobilds she was making last year. On the checklist, […]


EMAIL: Tony Fitzpatrick “really, no shit”

Known for his retro drawing-collages and inspired storytelling, Tony Fitzpatrick has two shows up through May 26, “The Other Kind” at Pierogi and ” The Mysteries of Ohio” at Adam Baumgold. In a recent note Fitzpatrick sent the image posted above with this short message. “These are new etchings. you […]