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Abstract Painting

George Condo's Jazz Inspired Paintings at Spruth Magers, Los Angeles

Lita Barrie | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts
Lita Barrie

George Condo approaches painting like a great jazz musician reinterpreting popular melodies to express their own intense feelings.

On Not Being a Production Artist

RitaMarie Cimini | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
RitaMarie Cimini

Turn sideways into the light as they say the old ones did and disappear into the originality of it all. Be impatient with easy explanations and te...

...Math Is Art Is Math Is Art...

Dan Rockmore | Posted 12.21.2015 | Arts
Dan Rockmore

Connections between math and science are easy to find. Those between art and science sometimes require a bit more work, but if you are in New York City over the holidays a trip downtown can do wonders for bridging the left-brain/right-brain divide.

Diane Silver "Sacrament" at Coagula Curatorial, Abstracting Religion Down to the Bones

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Using a limited palate with plaster, bone, wax, ink and hemp, Silver moves herself and the viewer through the Seven Sacraments in a meditative series of large scale canvases.

Todd Williamson Creates a Zone of Tranquility at The Rymer Gallery

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Marlin

The flourishing visual art scene in Nashville is not just the glitz and glam Music City you've seen in the tv show Nashville. This is a city filled with contemporary art galleries commanding the attention of a broad, educated, and well, wealthy audience.

Process and Presentness: The Work of Israel Lund

Matthew Israel | Posted 12.28.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

In advance of his one-person exhibition this winter at the Power Station in Dallas, I visited Lund's Bushwick studio to learn more about his work and process.

Richmond Burton: Variations on a Theme

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Any form of understanding -- whether musical, language based or visual -- is built on a foundation of repetition. Repetition concentrates the mind. But it is variation -- alteration -- that enlivens our consciousness and activates our imagination.

Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958 -1971

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

When I first walked into Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958-1971, I didn't immediately remember that the pristine space on Fifth Avenue was the site of an raucous opening I had attended decades ago for a 40th Anniversary Exhibition -- where Larry Rivers was present.

Chris Trueman's Electric Canvases Will Leave Your Mind Spinning

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts

Somewhere between a computer screen saver, a journey to find your spirit animal, and a car window streaked with rain, you'll find Chris Trueman's elec...

Elements: Andy Moses, Ned Evans and Stephen Robert Johns

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Recasting nature as a manmade construct, by interrupting the naturalism of these artificial images, these works remind viewers that seeing is an active undertaking.

Sarah Morris Translates Brazil's Paradoxes Into Paint

Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts

Look at the abstract paintings in Sarah Morris' exhibition "Academia Militar" and you may detect a playground of color-drenched geometry. Yet what you...

When Geometry Talks

Posted 11.15.2013 | Arts

In her paintings, Clare Rojas lets geometric narratives unfold between colors and shapes. Drifting, colliding, coexisting and communicating, Rojas' sh...

Buying Art Online Is Here to Stay

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Fully, 71 percent of art collectors have now purchased art of some form online. Now, more than ever, art is becoming less physical, evolving into a more accepted digital-first experience. Here are some of the more noticeable advantages we're seeing from the shift toward online art.

Ellsworth Kelly at 90

Simon Watson | Posted 09.22.2013 | Arts
Simon Watson

Ellworth Kelly, the master of lyrical minimalism, enjoyed his 90th birthday this past month with a trio of exhibitions at Matthew Marks's Chelsea gallery spaces and with concurrent showings at the Museum of Modern Art, in midtown, and the Mnuchin Gallery, uptown.

Nudes in Venice: Interview With Ellen Altfest

Ridley Howard | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Ridley Howard

"I do really get into that small space in the painting. I like the rounded shape of that armpit, that's kind of pleasing to me. Separating the parts of the model from the rest of the body is a way I can claim them and make them my own, and turn them into compositions."

Artistic Abundance: Flora Bowley

Jess Greene | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Jess Greene

If an artist is not necessarily someone who is lonely, starving and unstable, then what does an artist look like? The new portrait of a profitable, successful artist includes creating and showing, but also travel, community, teaching, authoring, serving and changing the world. And this is one such case.

On Painting and Rome: Interview With Jackie Saccoccio

Ridley Howard | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts
Ridley Howard

Jackie Saccoccio was born in Providence, RI, and received her MFA from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1988. She is currently living and working at the American Academy in Rome, along with her husband and current Fellow Carl D'Alvia.

The Exquisite and the Abject: The 'Second Life' of Lisa Adams

Tracey Harnish | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

"Second Life," is the title of Lisa Adams' show of new work at CB1 Gallery. The ambiguity between the show's title and the imagery is no coincidence. Second Life is actually the name of an online virtual world, where users, aka avatars, interact with each other in different social settings.

New Paintings at Sideshow Gallery

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 06.18.2013 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Sideshow Gallery's current exhibition, Dana Gordon + John Mendelsohn: New Paintings, features the art of two established non-objective artists who operate well within the vagaries of abstraction.

The Brave Gestures Of Gary Lang

Mat Gleason | Posted 06.17.2013 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Painter Gary Langhas enjoyed a celebrated career worthy of his keen talent. Free of the burden of conceptual angst that plagues most artists of our er...

'I'm Interested In How Other Artists Have Dealt With ... Nostalgia'

John Seed | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
John Seed

At Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica painter/teacher/critic Lawrence Gipe is currently exhibiting thirty small paintings that simultaneously r...

A Dear John Letter to Painting

Tracey Harnish | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

You see, I was dipping into a little of that meditation on the million points of the physical with bits of light in the spaces between them, in my drawings, so I was easily seduced. Then came a period where it was all about me and critics be damned, I loved you Georgia O'Keeffe.

My Conversation With Artist Mark Wiener (Video)

Dusty Wright | Posted 12.02.2012 | Arts
Dusty Wright

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Mary Abbott: Quintessential American

Diane Saxton | Posted 11.11.2012 | Arts
Diane Saxton

Mary Abbott fought the stigma of her Katherine Hepburn beauty, her Walden Pond heritage, and the 1940s and '50s era that catered to homemakers to become one of the most talented artists to ever grace the Abstract Expressionist Movement.

40 Galleries You Should Know If You Love Paint

Steven Zevitas | Posted 10.10.2012 | Arts
Read More: Contemporary Art, Art, Abstract Art, Painting, New American Paintings, Abstract Painting, Sue Scott Gallery, Cary Smith, Steven Zevitas, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Canada, Brett Reichman, Wendy White, LaMontagne Gallery, Benjamin Degen, Kirk Hayes, Allison Schulnik, CRG Gallery, Emily Eveleth, Heyd Fontenot, Libby Black, Shane Campbell Gallery, James Harris Gallery, Inman Gallery, Jovi Schnell, Adam Sorensen, Matthew McClune, Michael Scoggins, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Jack Balas, Daniela Rivera, Xiaoze Xie, Andrew Schoultz, James Gobel, Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz, William Cordova, Melora Kuhn, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, Pierogi, Jered Sprecher, Robert Kelly, Aaron Parazette, Dimitri Kozyrev, Zieher Smith, Domingo Barreres, Angles Gallery, Feodor Voronov, Marx & Zavattero, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Susan Vielmetter Los Angeles Art Projects, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Mark Moore Gallery, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Laurel Sparks, Freight + Volume Gallery, Sarah Cain, Howard Yezerksi Gallery, Nina Bovasso, Joe Wardwell, Paule Anglim, Angela Fraleigh, Hannah Barrett, Siobhan Liddell, Joshua Abelow, Franklin Evans, John Zurier, Mark Flood, David Kordansky Gallery, Kiel Johnson, International Art Objects Galleries, Ali Smith, Harris Lieberman Gallery, Jill Moser, Susan Jane Belton, Lisa Sanditz, Eleven Rivington, Sarah Awad, Judie Bamber, Stuart Arends, Shaun O’Dell, James Kelly Contemporary, American Contemporary, Acme, Shara Hughes, Alexis Stamatiou, Sarah Walker, Don Voisine, Patrick Wilson, Paul Shakespear, William Swanson, Andrew Guenther, Jim Gaylord, Ryan Mrozowski, Holly Coulis, Angela Dufresne, Sigrid Sandström, Brian Zink, Catherine Kehoe, Erik Den Breejen, Horton Gallery, Ala Ebtekar, Ben Snead, Katherine Sherwood, Karla Wozniak, Morgan Bulkeley, Daniel Heidkamp, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, Yoon Lee, James Fuentes, Gregory Lind Gallery, Danielle Tegeder, Kelly McLane, Echo Eggebrecht, Anna Conway, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Zach Feuer, Feature Inc., Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Nuno De Campos, Carlos Vega, Devening Projects + Editions, Kate Shepherd, Paolo Arao, Liz Markus, James Siena, Tommy Fitzpatrick, Jon Rappleye, Tim Bavington, Robert Buck, Ben Weiner, Louise Belcourt, Texas Gallery, Kristen Schiele, Leo Koenig Inc., Lisa Cooley, John Sparagana, Jake Longstreth, Kent Dorn, Arts News
Steven Zevitas

It is a simple truth that in any given month, if you added up all of the available space in commercial galleries around the country, the amount dedica...