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Interview: Justine Hill in Bushwick

I first saw Justine Hill‘s paintings in “Metamodern,” a 2015 group show at Denny Gallery that explored the contemporary fusion of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Primitivism. Her shaped canvases seem to jump off the wall with their unexpected amalgamation of Modern abstraction, postmodern humor, and the uninhibited brio of old-school […]

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Studio visit: Elizabeth Hazan in DUMBO

Recently stopped by Elizabeth Hazan‘s studio to check out her glowing new abstractions–lyrical paintings that reference the landscape of her childhood. We talked about her process, color strategies, surfaces, and what it was like growing up with notable New York School painters Jane Freilicher and Joe Hazan as parents. They […]

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Rachel Beach and Julia Gleich: Strength and precarious balance

Pairing artists with choreographers often produces transcendent results, and it has a venerable tradition�Robert Rauschenberg and Merce Cunningham, for instance. Earlier this month, I was fortunate to get tickets to see Counterpointe, a collaborative series developed by Norte Maar that joined seven female artists with seven female choreographers. Fusing the […]

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Sam Jablon: Between seeing and reading

Guest contributor Adam Henry / Painter-poet Sam Jablon is poised to open a double show in April occupying both Freight + Volume�s downtown gallery and their experimental uptown space called Arts + Leisure. I first met Sam at a group discussion on painting�s possibilities at the home of Saul Ostrow. We […]

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Interview: Crystal “Kitty” Shimski with Dennis Kardon

Guest contributor Crystal “Kitty” Shimski, widely admired in the art community as a freelance Intuitive Technique Specialist and part-time Trance Inducer. Kitty usually contributes our Horoscopes, but this month she has submitted an interview with Dennis Kardon, on the occasion of his solo exhibition at Valentine. As always, Kitty’s post […]

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Interview: Medrie MacPhee in Ridgewood

Medrie MacPhee‘s pensively beautiful paintings first came to my attention at the 2015 American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibit. The paintings she had in the show, abstract with architectural references, featured deconstructed pieces of clothing subtly collaged onto the surfaces. MacPhee is a very accomplished artist. Born in […]

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Interview: Carrie Moyer in Long Island City

Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / I met Carrie Moyer in her new-ish Long Island City studio. The space is generous, and it’s her first studio with north-facing windows. Moyer knows that artists and northern light are clich�s, but she concedes, with some surprise, that she does love the quality of the light. […]

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Interview: Clare Grill in Sunnyside

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / In late November, I rode my bike to Clare Grill‘s Sunnyside apartment-studio, where we talked about her technique, the mental space required to paint, and her new-found freedom from having to work a second job. A warm and serious painter, Clare makes abstract paintings that […]

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Interview: Stephen Westfall in Industry City

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / On a rainy day in November I visited Stephen Westfall at his Brooklyn studio. Among my young painter friends he has a reputation for being open, generous, and extremely smart, but I was still a little nervous. He warned me in advance that most of […]