Contributed by Russell Floersch / My dear friend, the artist Daniel Levine, died suddenly on January 20th of a heart-attack as he was taking Mona Levine, his 90-year-old mother, to a doctor’s appointment.
Tag: John Zinsser
Studio visit: John Zinsser
Contributed by Sharon Butler / Two Coats of Paint recently stopped in at John Zinsser‘s sunny Greenpoint studio. Zinsser moved to New York in the ’80s and has been making mostly-monochromatic, rule-based abstract paintings ever since. During our visit we talked about his Dedalus Foundation exhibition, “The Humanism of Abstraction,” […]
Last chance: Julian Pretto’s artists, at Minus Space
Contributed by Sharon Butler / Back in the 1970s, when impoverished, downtrodden New York City was on the verge of bankruptcy, gallerist Julian Pretto would contact building owners and ask if he could curate exhibitions in their vacant Soho and Tribeca storefronts. Pretto convinced landlords that his exhibitions would bring […]
Bold and brainy: John Zinsser and Ruth Root
In the NY Sun, painter/critic Stephen Maine usually provides an entertainingly illuminating read. This week, Maine considers abstract painters Ruth Root and John Zinsser. “Creative maturation is a tricky business. While no one talks about ‘developing a style’ anymore, many artists do look to refine their approach to core material […]