Artist Sue McNally, a 2015 Two Coats of Paint Resident Artist, lives in Newport, Rhode Island, where her recent work is on view at Overlap, a new artist-run space in the neighborhood. Overlap founder Susie Matthews, who has been making and showing her artwork in Rhode Island for over 25 years, wants the space to appeal to creative thinkers who live amid a bustling tourist trade that favors seascapes over more challenging propositions. To celebrate the opening of the gallery and Sue’s show, Two Coats of Paint invited her to share some of the ideas and influences that have helped shape her work over the years.
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Contributed by Rob Samartino / Gyan Shrosbree’s first solo show at Ortega y Gasset Projects in Gowanus, “The Dress / What Touches the Floor,” is a radical vision of a conquering race of women. These larger-than-life chromatic experiments loosely adhere to the female-identifying body and have a confrontational aspect, as if approaching a mirror to affirm a kind of armored readiness for the world. Spawned and respawned, the women in these paintings at once blend into and stand out from a generative matrix made for, by, and of them.
From November 1 to 6, the Two Coats of Paint Residency Program welcomes Deborah Zlotsky. An abstract painter who teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design, Deborah has developed an idiosyncratic syntax of contours, stripes, planes, and near-trompe l’oeil passages, which inventively probe the intersection of imagined visual language and observational translation.
At the galleries this month, look for Eric Brown’s solo at Jennifer Baahng on the UES, Elana Herzog at Cathouse Proper in Carroll Gardens, MOD (the show I curated) at Platform Project Space in Dumbo, Scooter LaForge’s sculpture at Theodore in Tribeca, and “Jump Shot,” a charming group show in South Slope ( or is it Gowanus?) at Tappeto Volante, with Ben K. Voss, Marianne Gagnier, Calvin Burton, Maria Walker, Al Svoboda, Julie Torres, Christopher Peterson, and David Scanavino. In Bushwick, check out “Shelter,” a two person show with sculptures and works on paper by Helen O’Leary and Liliana Zavaleta at M. David & Co. through May 14. At Two Coats of Paint HQ we are hosting Afarin Rahmanifar — our first artist-in-residence since Covid arrived in 2020. Please join us for her open studio (55 Washington Street, #454) on May 5, 6 – 8pm. It’s Dumbo First Thursday, so galleries will be open late, too. –Sharon Butler
Contributed by Sharon Butler / From May 4 -10, after a two-year Covid hiatus, the small Two Coats of Paint Residency Program returns with Iranian American artist Afarin Rahmanifar. Born in Tehran and based in Connecticut, Afarin explores the points where Eastern and Western culture intersect.
Contributed by Sharon Butler / Peter Dudek and Monika Sosnowski, as Two Coats of Paint artists-in-residence, will present an exhibition of their work on Thursday, December 5, 6-9 pm, during DUMBO First Thursday. Primarily a sculptor, Dudek, born in 1952 in Adams, Massachusetts, has always been interested in Modern Architecture, […]
Contributed by Mary Jones / Veteran Los Angeles artist Nancy Evans is bringing an installation of sculpture, painting and works on paper to Two Coats of Paint during her artist�s residency, which takes place from September 30 through October 6. Acclaimed for her original, independent vision, Evans combines a homespun sense of […]
Contributed by Sharon Butler / Noted New Hampshire painter Craig Stockwell will be in residence at Two Coats of Paint from May 6 through May 12. A former resident in the Sharpe-Wallentas Studio Program, Craig is no stranger to DUMBO, and we�re looking forward to having him back for the week. In 2016-17, his work was selected for the prestigious DeCordova Biennial, as well as the Northeast […]
Since her last residency at Two Coats HQ in DUMBO, Erin Wiersma has discovered the�Konza Prairie, a biological research station jointly owned and maintained by The Nature Conservancy and Kansas State University.�Wiersma uses the bio-char from controlled burns of prairie tallgrass�to create large drawings on site. Traversing�the scorched�landscape, which is�off […]
This October, former Two Coats of Paint Resident Artist Gyan Shrosbree returns from Iowa for a week. “Since my�last residency, I’ve been focused primarily on making huge tarp paintings that are less modular than the installations I made for the space last time,� Shrosbree�wrote via email. �The last residency period […]