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Abstraction

Artist Enters Trancelike State To Create Brutally Honest Portraits

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.12.2014 | Arts

Normally when we think of creating a portrait most true to life, we conjure an image of a photorealist depiction, every freckle and eyelash and wrinkl...

Your Definitive Guide To Reading A Piece Of Abstract Art And Getting It

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

Abstract art can be a doozy. We'd be lying if we said we've never approached a daunting canvas buzzing with indiscernible colors, shapes and stripes a...

Channeling Picasso In The Digital Age

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts

With an eye for sharp-edged abstraction and painterly self-awareness, artist Heimo Zobernig conjures the creative spirit of Pablo Picasso in the digit...

Cooking Art History: Savoring Silence

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 06.29.2014 | Taste
Maite Gomez-Rejon

The way we taste food is far more complex than flavor alone.

Jason Shawn Alexander: Paint It Out

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Across all surfaces but especially the flesh, Jason Shawn Alexander unleashes a veritable riot of pigment.

Sam Erenberg: Geography of the Imagination

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 04.13.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Sam Erenberg's career in art has often brought him into contact with challenging materials and immutable forces. There are some kinds of art-making mediums, the mastery of which consists of giving up trying to master them.

THREAD/BARE at Studio Channel Islands Art Center

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

A thread is a way of tracking an idea through different incarnations and across conversations; as a sewing tool, thread is something that stitches and holds together disparate parts, creating a new whole.

Simon McWilliams: Abstract Armature

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

McWilliams is looking at ordinary cement, rebar, polyurethane and debris, but he's using paint and saturated color to understand it.

The Machine and The Ghost: Interview with John J O'Connor

Ridley Howard | Posted 10.25.2013 | Arts
Ridley Howard

John has shown extensively in the US and abroad, and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum, MOMA, and the New Museum, NY. He is currently included in Classless Society at the Tang Museum.

Pattern Recognition Opens at MoCADA

Catie Keck | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts
Catie Keck

The exhibition's central theme examines our innate desire to comprehend patterns or meaning in the data that surrounds us. 2013-07-26-patternrecognitionpull.jpg

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.