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John McAllister at James Fuentes Gallery

In his fourth solo exhibition at James Fuentes Gallery on the Lower East Side, John McAllister (on Curator Anne Ellegood’s list of recommended painters, as seen in NAP #97) presents a series of medium and larger scale paintings that touch on Modernism, Fauvism, Zen, and interior design. The works in Damned Sparkling Pomp vibrate with […]

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Clyfford Still’s Stalwart

Judith H. Dobrzynski interviews Clyfford Still Museum director about the Still, who Sobel sees as the first Abstract Expressionist, as well as the initial exhibition plans for the museum’s opening. Dobrzynski writes: “Mr. Sobel believes that the display will surprise even scholars: Some two-thirds of the paintings have never been exhibited and nearly no one […]

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Walter Sickert: Dark Alleys

Harp posts a fantastic image gallery and notes: “I personally think that his nude paintings are his best works, but I have included here below as many as I could find. Following Degas’ advice, Sickert painted in the studio, working from drawings and memory as an escape from ‘the tyranny of nature.’ “ Read the […]

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Shea Hembrey’s 100 Artist International Biennial (Video)

Ok, we are a little late in posting this video that was introduced in June. But it’s too good and relevant to care about timing. About the video, from the Ted website: “How do you stage an international art show with work from 100 different artists? If you’re Shea Hembrey, you invent all of the […]

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De Kooning: Until 1949

Writing about Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, c. 1937, Sultan remarks: “I am struck by the pure grace of this image, and find myself thinking of Indian miniatures, which also have flat areas of gorgeous color bounded by sensitive line; also of Matisse, and of course Arshile Gorky, a friend and great influence. The paint is […]

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Artist Jounals: Beyond the Bio

She writes: “Reading the daily bric-a-brac of people’s lives, where Manet bought his shoes before his duel with Duranty, who met Courbet for dinner at the Café Andler; these small curios of information plunge me into their world in a way that a biography cannot do: I feel as if I know them when I […]

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Tatiana Berg & Sarah Faux

Along with installation photos, Butler notes that Berg and Faux “embrace a haphazard, accidental approach to painting in which ‘stripes of spray-paint and globs of oil chase a perverse formalism to the edge of every canvas.’ “ Read the full article here: Tatiana Berg & Sarah Faux

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A Passion for Painting Abstract Art: New Video

I’ve been working for a while on a new art video titled A Passion for Painting Abstract Art. To make it, I searched through the house and studio for old art and photographs, choosing the ones I thought would best illustrate my early life as an artist. I also wrote the script, revised it, and […]

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Pew Center for Arts & Heritage presents Charles Burwell (Video)

I ran into this video interview of Philadelphia’s Charles Burwell (NAP #8 and #51) in his studio while researching his work. In 2008 the Pew Fellowship granted Burwell a fellowship for his paintings that are “..large scale formally rigorous and visually stimulating.” All true His abstractions are grounded by layers. Repeated images, often with strong […]

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Chris Martin: Wake Up Call

Princenthal asks: “Are these immersive fields of pure visual sensation, or narrative works meant to be considered, like conceptual art, at reading distance? Abstraction or figuration? Handmade originals or pastiches of photo-based imagery? Martin prefers both/and to either/or, an inclination that governs everything he does.” Read the full article here: Chris Martin: Wake Up Call