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Jason Stopa: Inside and out

JASON STOPA: INSIDE AND OUT

Contributed by Riad Miah / In “The Gate,”Jason Stopa's fourth New York solo and his first one-person show at Steven Harvey Fine Arts...

TEXTING: Julia Schwartz at LA Visitor Welcome Center

TEXTING: JULIA SCHWARTZ AT LA VISITOR WELCOME CENTER

Mary Addison Hackett recently caught up with Julia Schwartz on the occasion of Schwartz's current show, “tenderly cradled and lavishly...

 
 
 
Soberly upbeat: Summer shows at DC Moore

SOBERLY UPBEAT: SUMMER SHOWS AT DC MOORE

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Summer is irrevocably a time for diversion and good cheer, but how much escapism can be indulged...

Facing reality: The Seattle Art Fair

FACING REALITY: THE SEATTLE ART FAIR

Contributed by Erin Langner / In the center of the 2018 Seattle Art Fair, Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar's white neon script, hovering...

 
 
 
Fiction: The Western Tailor

FICTION: THE WESTERN TAILOR

Contributed by Shubha Sunder / At seven o'clock Ramesh turns off the sewing machine, slings his leather bag over his shoulder, and...

Art and Film: John Callahan's Higher Power

ART AND FILM: JOHN CALLAHAN'S HIGHER POWER

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Growing up in Portland, Oregon, John Callahan, who would become a cartoonist noted for his dark,...

 
 
 
Fiction: Brooklyn Bento Box

FICTION: BROOKLYN BENTO BOX

This week Ara Tucker, a graduate of Princeton University's Art History and Visual Arts program and an alumna of the Bread Loaf Writers'...

The 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships

THE 2018 NYSCA/NYFA ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS

Contributed by Sharon Butler / This year hardworking panelists Julia Whitney Barnes , Franklin Evans , Elliot Green , Sarah McCoubrey...

 
 
 
On July 4th: The art of decency

ON JULY 4TH: THE ART OF DECENCY

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Leave No Trace, Debra Granik's first dramatic movie since her Winter's Bone ushered in Jennifer...

Summer studio: Catherine Howe in Clermont, NY

SUMMER STUDIO: CATHERINE HOWE IN CLERMONT, NY

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Recently I was pleased to learn that Winston Wächter Fine Art in Chelsea and Seattle will be representing...

 
 
 
Fiction: The Square Drawing

FICTION: THE SQUARE DRAWING

Today marks the beginning of the Two Coats of Paint fiction column, a special summer section featuring short stories about artists,...

An artist's story: Patrick Brennan

AN ARTIST'S STORY: PATRICK BRENNAN

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / Earlier this year, painter Patrick Brennan had a show at the artist-run gallery Essex Flowers....

 
 
 
Santa Fe: A visit to the Railyard Arts District

SANTA FE: A VISIT TO THE RAILYARD ARTS DISTRICT

Contributed by Katie Fuller / On a recent trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, I was eager to check out the growing art scene in the Railyard...

Alex Kwartler: Tenuous survivalism

ALEX KWARTLER: TENUOUS SURVIVALISM

Contributed by Sharon Butler / In “Snowflake,” Alex Kwartler's recent show at Magenta Plains, small-scale paintings captured the desultory...

 
 
 
Made in LA: The personal is political

MADE IN LA: THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL

Contributed by Mary Addison Hackett / There may be a few artists working today who support the current administration in Washington,...

Art and Film: The beautifully unlovely Nancy

ART AND FILM: THE BEAUTIFULLY UNLOVELY NANCY

The artistic process comes up quite a bit in cinema. This month alone, three new movies feature protagonists who are artists struggling...

 
 
 
Meet the 2018 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Awardees

MEET THE 2018 SHARPE-WALENTAS STUDIO PROGRAM AWARDEES

Today the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program announced the seventeen talented artists who have been selected to to receive rent-free studio...

Two Coats Selected Gallery Guide / June 2018

TWO COATS SELECTED GALLERY GUIDE / JUNE 2018

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Here is a selected list of painting shows I'm heading out to see this week. For a more comprehensive,...

 
 
 
The meditative process of making: Abstraction in Connecticut

THE MEDITATIVE PROCESS OF MAKING: ABSTRACTION IN CONNECTICUT

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Co-curators Daphne Anderson Deeds and Jacquelyn Gleisner have organized “State of Abstraction,” a sophisticated...

A strong, dark six-pack at Edward Thorp

A STRONG, DARK SIX-PACK AT EDWARD THORP

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Edward Thorp Gallery's “Turn of Thought,” which unfortunately just closed, was an especially good...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Dead at 76, Aretha Franklin

Dead at 76, Aretha Franklin

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7:23 AM Christmas Cove

7:23 AM Christmas Cove

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Bjarke Ingels: "New York is not the Capital of the United States. It is a...

Bjarke Ingels: "New York is not the Capital of the United States. It is a Capital of the World."

Since moving to New York in 2010, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels has built an impressive portfolio, from developed projects such as VIA 57 West and The Eleventh to propositions such... Read more ...

Contemporary Fine Art Painting,Nature Art, Aspen Leaf,”Fall Delight” by...

Contemporary Fine Art Painting,Nature Art, Aspen Leaf,”Fall Delight” by Colorado Artist Gerri Calpin

8"x8"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas Black painted sides, ready to hang or display on table easel. $100 Read more ...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed media abstract tree collage landscape, "Snowy Dawn" by...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed media abstract tree collage landscape, "Snowy Dawn" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson Fine Art

6"x12"x1.5" Mixed Media on Panel /Available SUMMER SALE PRICE $199 Read more ...

"End of the Evening" Original Impressionist landscape sunset oil painting by...

"End of the Evening" Original Impressionist landscape sunset oil painting by Janice Trane Jones

"End of the Evening" is an original 18 x 36 x 1.5 oil on a canvas wrap. This is a large landscape painting of the last light of the night just as the vivid colors light up the... Read more ...

Temporary Home for Walk&Talk Festival / Mezzo Atelier

Temporary Home for Walk&Talk Festival / Mezzo Atelier

© Francisco Nogueira Architects: Mezzo Atelier Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal Team: Giacomo Mezzadri, Joana de Oliveira Area: 150.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs... Read more ...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed media abstract tree collage landscape, "Snowy Dawn" by...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed media abstract tree collage landscape, "Snowy Dawn" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson Fine Art

6"x12"x1.5" Mixed Media on Panel /Available SUMMER SALE PRICE $199 Read more ...

Nederland,Tx,Museum,oils canvas,Barbara Haviland

Nederland,Tx,Museum,oils canvas,Barbara Haviland

NEDERLAND,TEXAS WINDMILL MUSEUM 8/14/2018 10:01:20 PM by Barbara Haviland-Texas Landscape Artist Comment on this I painted this Nederalnd Texas Windmill Museum as part of a... Read more ...

Seven Blocks / studio M architects

Seven Blocks / studio M architects

© Kouichi Torimura Architects: studio M architects Location: 5-11-27 Nakanobu Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan Area: 281.72 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Kouichi Torimura ©... Read more ...