Contributed by Frank Webster / In the month of October, I participated in the residency program at the Burren College of Art. During my stay, I hiked extensively documenting the region both photographically and in paintings. The Burren is an UNESCO Global Geopark located in County Clare in the west of Ireland. It is a geologically and environmentally unique area with a rich archeological, cultural, and historical legacy. Here are selections from my journal along with a few images from my travels.
Tag: landscape painting
The new theatrical space of Amy Lincoln
Contributed by Jason Andrew / Amy Lincoln�s soaring trajectory has locked in the natural world, the phenomena within it, and the epic world of myth. Ten new paintings now on view at Sperone Westwater embrace these pervasive elements while exploring a bold new theatrical space.
Catherine Howe: Sly virtuosity
Contributed by Sharon Butler /�Calling Catherine Howe�s whirling, monochromic flower paintings �the pleasure garden� is archly ironic, like calling de Kooning�s early paintings �women.� Although her canvases�outwardly do describe floral forms, their deeper meaning lies in the large, threatening scale, the aggressively fluid use of materials, and the evident physical�energy […]
EJ Hauser: Innocence and wonder
Contributed by Sharon Butler / In her new painting exhibition �Barn Spirits� at Derek Eller, Brooklyn-based artist EJ Hauser features ungainly, diagram-like landscapes with flat, unmodulated color generated by way of a layered process that conjures screen-printing or crayon drawing. The new imagery, presentational rather than transformative, expands the substantially […]
David Kapp and Robert Berlind interview Wolf Kahn in The Brooklyn Rail
“D.H. Lawrence said what was good about Moby Dick was that Melville didnt really know what Moby Dick symbolized. He knew it was a symbol, but he didnt know what it was a symbol of. In the same way, when youre thinking about your own motivations and the meanings of […]