Archive for April, 2009


A study for Spanish Dance by John Singer Sargent in the newly reopened American wing of the Nelson Atkins.

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Jill Downen: Hard Hat Optional at Bruno David Gallery, April 10-May 9, 2009.  The gallery’s website shows has two pages, each showing different works in the exhibit.  One for the front room, and one for the main gallery. I’m probably not going to get a chance to make it over to the STL to see the show.  So, just judging from jpegs, it’s the Hybrida drawings in the front room that seem to me to be the most exciting.  Like that unnerving, overly flesh-y minimalism.  I’m just not sure if the works in the main gallery have that uncanny I-don’t-know-what.  Check out her website to see if you agree.

Here are a couple of Hybrida.




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Vittorio Colaizzi Recent Paintings at Stump Town Gallery in Alma, WI.  April 16-30,2009. (via Anaba)

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Richard Wilt


Richard Wilt, 1915-1981

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Nice long audio interview with Dana Schutz here.

Saw the link here.

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I grew up in a big family in an unincorporated village north of Chicago. The suburbs eventually reached and went past us, but we always had gravel roads, well water, no streetlights and no commercial development. I attended (more…)

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Jasmine Justice


Paintings by Jasmine Justice are over at 65GRAND til April 25.

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Not exactly breaking news (the show closes tomorrow), but Scott Noel‘s exhibiting new work right now at Gross McCleaf in Philly.  I’m intrigued by this body of work.  I usually think of him as having a kind of perceptual/observational gravitas thing in relation to the motif.  With that as the precedent, some of these new paintings are borderline whimsical.  (New paintings are at the top of the page on the link).

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Angelina Gualdoni is showing at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago.

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Betsy Stirratt Afterimage at Packer-Schopf Gallery in Chicago, April 3-May 9, 2009.  From the artist’s statement:  Color systems are drawn from sources as varied as natural settings, preset palettes, observation, color forecasting and predictions, events, and momentary experiences. These experiences can be banal and ordinary, exciting and stimulating, but the interaction of the colors allow for the possibilities of anxiety, happiness, calm, stress and foreboding.

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