Tag: landscape

Gallery shows

ICYMI: Elizabeth Hazan

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Elizabeth Hazan�s earlier paintings were highly resolved meditations on Google map imagery and aerial landscape views of Long Island�s east end. The terrific new work, recently on display at Johnannes Vogt in a solo show called �Heat Wave,” is moving into a less certain, but, […]

Gallery shows

Amna Asghar: Plumbing orientalism

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Amna Asghar�s gently captivating new paintings, on display at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery on the Lower East Side, explore a rich variety of experiences and perceptions associated with the geographical movement or cultural displacement. Such a shift could be a matter of orderly emigration, traumatic upheaval, or […]

Gallery shows

Maya Brym: Exceedingly magnanimous

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Brooklyn artist Maya Brym�s vivid new paintings, on view at Frosch & Portmann through February 24, invigorate domestic life with a sense of lightness and clarity. Geometric shapes defined by stencils and masks are painted in bright colors with wide, transparent brushstrokes. The shapes conjure […]

Interview Solo Shows

Interview with Jane Swavely: Toxic glow

  Contributed by Sharon Butler / When Jane Swavely isn�t working in the old-school LES loft where she raised two sons, she is at a cabin in the Catskills or sailing around the northeast on a beautiful, sturdy sailboat that her husband built. The last time we met was on Cuttyhunk Island off the coast of Massachusetts, where she […]

Gallery shows

Cathy Quinlan: Arcadian joy

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Cathy Quinlan, whose terrific new paintings and drawings are on view at Centotto in Bushwick, is old-fashioned. Instead of snapping images of paintings at galleries, she takes out her sketchbook and draws them, then posts them in �The Pencil Review,� a column at Talking Pictures, […]

Solo Shows

Katherine Bradford�s night vision

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Katherine Bradford�s latest paintings of swimmers and night skies seem to have a new sense of anxiety and dread. In previous work, she explored the fullness of feeling, wonder, and connection under a starry sky, but now, in work on view through June 2 at Adams and Ollman in Portland, […]

Solo Shows

Theresa Hackett: Melt down

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Climate change is in the air, so to speak. I recently finished binge-watching Fortitude, an ongoing British sci-fi series about a Norwegian research outpost in the Arctic. The permafrost has begun to melt, unleashing unexpected horrors including species-jumping bacteria and a dangerous buckling effect whereby […]