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Contemporary Painting

Benjamin King at Longhouse Projects

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 04.11.2014 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

Benjamin King's paintings, now on view at Longhouse Projects resist easy categorization, slipping fluidly back and forth between material-based abstra...

Dr. Kevorkian, aka Dr. Death's Art on Display

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
Irene Rubaum-Keller

At the gallery are portraits of his parents, some pop-art related to music and politics, and the most intriguing paintings are of people in various stages of death, dying or diseased.

On Color and Puzzles: Interview With Kate Shepherd

Ridley Howard | Posted 02.27.2014 | Arts
Ridley Howard

Her work appears in numerous international public and private collections, and she is represented in New York by Galerie Lelong. The following is our exchange about her work, contemporary painting, and life in New York.

4 Emerging Female Painters You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.19.2013 | Arts

The year 1913 forever changed the trajectory of painting. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were spreading the Cubist gospel, transforming the public's...

Sangram Majumdar- 'Peel' at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

While the paintings frustrate, complicate and undermine pictorial expectation, they also bring deep satisfaction in reflections, openings and bursts of revelation.

Expanding the Grid: Barry Nemett at Denise Bibro

Julia Clift | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Julia Clift

Barry Nemett's recent paintings and drawings are a testament to a lifetime of uncompromised practice and ceaseless development.

'Nothing Is More Dominant Than The Other, Visually Or Culturally Or Conceptually'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.17.2013 | Arts

A curvaceous, jet black, aardvark-like vixen puffs on a cigarette while perusing the contents of a refrigerator, which includes a fish spurting water,...

Alchemy and Star Stuff: The Work of Adam Lovitz

Julia Clift | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Julia Clift

According to Lovitz himself, the interconnectedness of all things in the universe, and the notion that we are all made of cosmic dust, inspire much of his creative activity.

On Being Transformed Into an Icon by Means of Needle and Thread: The Embroidery Portraits of Rebecca Levi

Christopher Murray | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

This fall I'm tickled to death, and hopefully to immortality, to be represented in a showstopping embroidery portrait of me as the Amazonian Statue of the Republic from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Artist Rebecca Levi, takes painstaking care with the entire process.

Katherine Bradford: Small Ships, at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

Bradford's handling of her chosen subject matter, ocean liners, deflates the heroic and grand tragic associations this subject typically conjures, suggesting instead the human frailties, struggles and joys of our everyday human existence.

Andrew Brandmeyer

Julia Clift | Posted 11.14.2013 | Arts
Julia Clift

For me, his most impactful and thought-provoking work is that which revolves around his devotions: devotion to place -- to St. Louis, and to his circle of friends.

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.

Awkward Moments Have Never Looked So Good

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts

Imagine yourself playing guitar in your bedroom in front of only one other friend. Do you face her, look at her, turn away? These tiny yet squirm-indu...

An Artist Before Radiation... and After

Marci Rich | Posted 10.14.2013 | Fifty
Marci Rich

Ohio artist Leslie Miller was working on a collage -- part of a planned series of mixed-media bird paintings -- when she was diagnosed with uterine cancer in December of 2003. It is one of the last painted works she was able to complete before losing function on the right side of her body.

Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years

Terence Clarke | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Terence Clarke

Those of us who live in California know quite a lot about Richard Diebenkorn. One of the great American artists of the 20th century, Diebenkorn is noted for, among other things, his long sojourns in Berkeley and Santa Monica.

A Modest Proposal for MOCA: Show More Representational Paintings

John Seed | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
John Seed

MOCA has now become a place where you just might see a live naked person but it is very unlikely that you might see a painting of a naked person there, especially one executed with real skill.

Religious Congregations And Girl Scout Troops

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.09.2013 | Arts

Jennie Ottinger flew the coop from her small town, Catholic upbringing to venture to sunny California to get a taste of sweet freedom. Except, upo...

LOOK: Classic Renaissance Love Scenes Get A Modern Makeover

Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts

In the 1570s, Paolo Veronese painted a four-part "Allegory of Love," depicting the drama of scorn, unfaithfulness, respect and happy union in typicall...

Nerdrum & Colleagues

Brandon Kralik | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

"Odd Nerdrum & Colleagues" a very special exhibition which brings together several painters from around the world who have spent considerable time working with the master in his studio and who have gone on to start their own studios, with students of their own.

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."

Contemporary Classical Painting is Still Growing

Brandon Kralik | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

There is so much happening in the world of representational painting these days that it is a challenge to keep up with it all. I want to give you a chance, in advance, to make note of several current exhibitions that you will want to see.

Judith Simonian at Ed Thorp - Apocalyptic Comfort

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

Judith Simonian's show of recent paintings at Ed Thorp Gallery give the impression of an artist who wants to have it all; abstraction and representation, painterly heat and cool remove, spiritual transcendence and messy materiality.

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.

Bridging the Divide: Lauren Gidwitz

Julia Clift | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Julia Clift

In my experience, the polarization of painting in today's art world encourages painters to narrow their expressive range to one pre-fabricated set of boundaries or the other. Artists like Lauren Gidwitz present a more progressive perspective that includes all of painting on a single spectrum.

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.