Contributed by Mary Shah / Jamie Allen and I initially met as colleagues at Alexandre Gallery last fall, and we quickly became fans of each other’s paintings. We sat down recently to discuss her residency at New York Studio School (NYSS) DUMBO Studio that began in August 2021 and is culminating with a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper at the residency program’s gallery.
Arctic journal: Retreating glaciers and uncanny songs
Contributed by Frank Webster / The High Arctic has always fascinated me. Since falling in love with Barry Lopez’s classic Arctic Dreams some two decades ago, I have dreamed of visiting the far north. So I was very excited to receive word that I had been accepted for the Arctic Circle expedition. A couple of pandemic postponements later, I finally was able to go on the voyage in June of 2022.
Roadtrip: Marie Harnett and Kristian Evju at the Albers Foundation
Contributed by Sharon Butler and Stephanie Theodore / This spring, we visited Marie Harnett, a London artist who was in residence at the Josef + Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut, and her visiting guest, Kristian Evju. During a two-month residency, Marie worked steadily on a series of highly detailed graphite drawings based on altered images from films. […]
Meet the 2019 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program recipients
This year the 17 artists who get free studio space in DUMBO were selected by jurors Ellen Altfest, Phong Bui, Deborah Kass, Philip Pearlstein, and Daniel Turner from (gasp) 1700 applicants. As usual, the residency period will last from September 2019 through August 2020, with an open studios weekend to […]
The Desert is Not Barren, Part 1
Contributed by Mary Addison Hackett / When I first moved to the desert, my intention was to be close enough to the Los Angeles art scene without having to deal with traffic, high rents, and apparently in my absence, a dearth of parking. I�ve been to LA exactly three times in […]
Images: The 2017 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Residents
The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, one of our neighbors in DUMBO, announced the artists they’ve selected for the 2017 residencies�last week. It’s a �highly selective program, and�this year they had 13oo applications for 17 spots. We know a slew of�talented artists who didn’t make the cut, so�we were wondering about the […]
My camping residency at Hammonasset Beach
This week I bought a cheap tent and headed to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut, for a break from the city. I wanted to see the starry sky, draw by the nearly-full moon, and wake up before dawn to watch the sunrise on the beach. The 500-site campground […]
RESIDENCY: Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment
Regular readers know that I’m a zealous supporter of DIY artist residencies, so I was pleased to see that Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment is featured on the Art21 website this week as part of their “Exclusive” web series. Zittel, represented by Andrea Rosen in NYC, is known for her […]