Contributed by Sharon Butler / Several weeks ago I returned to Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts, where I was an artist-in-residence at Bascom Lodge, the inn at the top of the mountain, in summer 2014. Peter Dudek, a NYC-based sculptor who teaches at Hunter and SVA, has been […]
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Contributed by Sharon Butler / At the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, curators Eric Crosby and Bartholomew Ryan have organized “Painter Painter,” an exhibition comprising work by fifteen artists, some of whom are working with painting materials in ways that are often labeled “painting” but may be more firmly rooted in Minimalism and Process Art than with the formidable history of painting and abstraction. Considering the work presented in this show as well as the work selected for the deCordova Museum’s “Paint Things,” perhaps we aren’t experiencing an expansion of painting as the curators have proposed, but rather a return to handmade sculptural objects…that sometimes have paint on them or are hung on the wall.
“Mickalene Thomas: She�s Come Undone!” Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY. Through May2. Roberta Smith: Yet there is a fast-food obviousness to these paintings. Their potpourri of contemporary precedents is too easily parsed: Kathe Burkhardt�s raw images of Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Colescott�s racial indiscretions and the decorative (often beaded) overkill of […]