Welcome to the Two Coats of Paint painting-centric guide to gallery exhibitions in New York City. This month look for Jim Condron and Ilsa Murdock at Platform Project Space in DUMBO, and William Eckhardt Kohler’s solo at The Catskills in Tribeca (curated by Kyle Staver and Janice Nowinski)….
Tag: New York galleries
Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / September 2018
Contributed by Sharon Butler / Last fall, there was a dearth of solo exhibitions by female painters. This September, a slew of seasoned women have mounted terrific shows. They include Katherine Bradford, Jane Fine (image at top), Elena Sisto, Kyle Staver, Barbara Takenaga, Charline von Heyl, and more. I�ve put together a list of […]
Abraham Orden’s guide to current NYC shows
“Painters still look, as Monet looked, but there aren�t many around who look and nothing but. Painting is no longer just painting; now it is always ‘painting after’ something, as in ‘painting after photography…’”Read more at artnet.com.
David Gonzalez and the rights of graffiti muralists
“Privacy might seem like an odd desire for these professional graffiti muralists whose works adorn everything from bodegas and medical vans to playgrounds and public schools. But they have been serious about controlling their work ever since a number of their aerosol tableaus were photographed � without their permission � […]
The “touchingly strange” paintings of Georges Rouault
Michael Kimmelman reviews the Rouault exhibition in today’s NYTimes. “At one time Rouaults reputation rivaled Matisses, and his clowns and prostitutes were as ubiquitously reproduced as Ben Shahn posters. He had retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art in 1945 and 1953; when he died in 1958, at 87, the […]
The superslick, super-flat, superexpensive paintings of Takashi Murakami
Jerry Saltz reviews the show in New York Magazine. “The main attractions of this exhibition are 50 little happy-faced flower paintings and six large portraits of a haggard-looking Zen patriarch. The flowers are insipid. So are the portraits, although at least with them Murakami is up to his old extreme […]
Art Forum critics’ picks for the month
George Baselitz in New YorkChristopher Wool in Berlin
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 […]
Dana Schutz compare and contrast
On artnet, Abraham Orden looks at the “Arcadian world of painting” in current New York gallery shows.
Michael Kimmelman NYT review of Myron Stout
Art Reveiw The canvas, Stout wrote, came not from any remembered form of flowers or flower beds but from a tree outside the door, a tree that the thin foliage of the lower reaches allowed the rising branches to be seen, rising, yet moving sideways, toward each other. His small, […]