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Abstraction

To Ellsworth Kelly, On His 90th Birthday

Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts
Priscilla Frank

Just before his 90th birthday, Ellsworth Kelly sat down with MoMA director Glenn Lowry to discuss his work. Oftentimes, when you finally hear an artis...

Please Be Clean When You Do It: Interview With Jim Lee

Ridley Howard | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
Ridley Howard

I like the term intervention when referring to my painting process. I just try to react off of things...marks on the painted surface, purposely warping a stretcher bar, cutting something then putting it back together. I want to create a scenario in which I have to fix something.

Colonizing Abstraction: MoMA's Inventing Abstraction Show Denies Its Ancient Global Origins

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Shouldn't the most authoritative of our cultural institutions, certainly those renown globally, be so sensitive as to represent the history of international art with the like mindedness of diplomats to mitigating the injuries historically wrought by political and cultural colonizations?

13 Painters to Watch in 2013

Steven Zevitas | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

There is always a lot happening in the super-charged art world of the 21st century, and I am constantly amazed by the number of new artists who seem t...

12 Must-See Painting Shows This Month

Steven Zevitas | Posted 03.17.2013 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

Out of the more than 400 commercial galleries were surveyed this month, more than 70% had painting shows on view. Among them are two dozen solo exhibi...

A Final Tribute to Romare Bearden

Bobby Elliott | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts
Bobby Elliott

Where other tributes were slight, uneven or unconventional, Urban Rhythms and Dreams of Paradise is the sort of show I had been waiting for: a considerable, fairly balanced and clear celebration of America's greatest collage artist.

Must-See Painting Shows

Steven Zevitas | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

More than forty New American Paintings' alumni are on view this month throughout the country. They range from mid-career painter, Trenton Doyle Hancoc...

14 Must-See Painting Shows: October 2012

Steven Zevitas | Posted 12.16.2012 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

October 2012 has proven to be an extraordinary month for the medium of paint. There are dozens of strong exhibitions on view throughout the country, w...

Classical Music at the Guggenheim

Bobby Elliott | Posted 10.10.2012 | Arts
Bobby Elliott

"Art of Another Kind" has its holes -- and its obvious gender bias toward men (so maybe half of another O'Hara quote is true) -- but it succeeds in creating a more complex, widespread and dynamic picture of the groundbreaking period.

Ten Must See Painting Shows: Summer 2012

Steven Zevitas | Posted 09.09.2012 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

The heat has been turned way up on the East Coast, which is all the more reason to duck into a few galleries as you trudge through the city. As is typ...

10 Must See Painting Shows: May 2012

Steven Zevitas | Posted 07.07.2012 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

May is traditionally the last month of the art world "season." As summer looms, rhythms change and many galleries choose to mount group exhibitions in...

10 Must-See Painting Shows: April 2012

Steven Zevitas | Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

There are dozens of notable painting exhibitions on view in the United States this month. In an art world that is overly obsessed with the next hot th...

Ellsworth Kelly's LA Moment

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Ellsworth Kelly is having an LA moment. First his collection was used to inaugurate Matthew Marks' Los Angeles gallery opening and now his prints are...

10 Must See Painting Shows in the U.S.: February 2012

Steven Zevitas | Posted 03.31.2012 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

One of the best parts of my job is getting to see the careers of artists who we have worked with take off. Artists such as James Siena, Amy Cutler and...

10 Must-See Painting Exhibitions

Steven Zevitas | Posted 07.17.2011 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

2011-05-18-pain.pngWhile there was an overwhelming amount of abstraction on view in April, May seems to be the month of representational painting.

10 Best Articles On Painting

Brett Baker | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts
Brett Baker

March 2011 featured many wonderful painting blog posts on diverse topics ranging from hard-edged abstraction to the Danish Golden age of figure painti...

Aggravated Abstraction: Robert Feintuch's Portraits

David Coggins | Posted 06.05.2011 | Arts
David Coggins

Robert Feintuch is that rare thing: a serious painter and a reasonable man. His work is figurative but is neither radical nor reactionary. It's mar...

10 Must-See Painting Exhibitions

Steven Zevitas | Posted 06.05.2011 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

It is another extraordinary month for painting in the United States. After reviewing current and upcoming exhibitions at commercial galleries througho...

Top Ten Best Painting Posts in February on Painter's Table

Brett Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Brett Baker

February 2011, a month that saw a preponderance of painting exhibitions in New York also produced some instantly classic painting blog posts. Don't m...

PHOTOS: Top Ten Painting Shows On View In The US

Steven Zevitas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

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February NYC Exhibitions: New York Overflows With Painting

Brett Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brett Baker

In New York, in February 2011, the diverse possibilities of painting are alive and filling the galleries and museums.

Ask an Art Critic: Jerry Saltz Answers Your Questions About George Condo, Online Art Fairs, and What Abstraction Really Is

Jerry Saltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jerry Saltz

Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher, and depict the world.

Clyfford Still: An Artist's Vision Comes to Life in Denver

Brett Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Brett Baker

The humanity in Still's paintings is elemental, not descriptive. These paintings are meant to be felt as much as seen, and Jensen correctly cautions against our contemporary bias toward the visual in painting.

Lynda Benglis, Shape Shifter and Influencer

Marina Cashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

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QQ2 With Chris Vasell

Timothy Hull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Timothy Hull

Chris Vasell's work, on exhibition at Team Gallery, is abstract and irreverent, with a subtly serious nature and an earnest approach.