Archive for April, 2010

Painting Perceptions has a really good interview with Gideon Bok.  Lots of big images, too.

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landscape painting by Megan Williamson

East Meets Midwest, an exhibit featuring too many painters to name in one breath, at the Beverly Art Center of Chicago, until May 9, 2010.  This show is making several other stops:  Hoffman Lachance Fine Art in St. Louis, Westbeth Gallery in NYC and the Andrews Gallery at the College of William & Mary.

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Louisa Matthiasdottir, “Child in Crib”, date unknown

CONGRATULATIONS to Matt Ballou and his wife Alison, who became parents of a baby girl, Miranda, early this morning!

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Anthony Pontius:  “the caped cobra and his merry band of riders” at thinkspace gallery in Culver City, CA.  The exhibit is on view until April 30, 2010.  Pontius recently spoke to Juxtapoz about the new work.

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Beyond Sublime: Changing Nature, curated by Andrea Packard, features work by Emmet Gowin, Eileen Neff, Paula Winokur, Eric Aho, and Stacy Levy, is on display through May 30 at the recently renovated Joy Pratt Markham Art Gallery in Fayetteville, AR.

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Plow, 2009, enamel and chalk on paper, 96″ x 52″

Seeing it live.  There’s nothing like it.  The latest reminder came from seeing a painting by Mequitta Ahuja in person at the Ulrich Museum in Wichita, KS last month.  It was only after I got home and did some research that I realized the artist who made this painting—this painting that was more than holding it’s own in a room with works by Kerry James Marshall, Kara Walker, Mark Bradford, Julie Mehretu and Donald Odili Odita—was actually someone who’s work I had seen before, in the magazines and online.  Seen before, but never getting a feel for the presence or a sense of the energy the work contains.  This reminder about the physical person-to-object-to-person nature of painting is fitting that the physical act of painting seems a major concern for Ahuja herself, who in the interview that follows refers to a component of her method as “body-sensing”Read on to learn more. (more…)

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Linky-linky, 4.20.2010

Art in America does a studio visit with Wesley Kimler.

Fairfield Porter, finished and unfinished.

MWC fave Archie Scott Gobber has a new public installation in south KC.

VS Ramachadran on mirror neurons.

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James Brinsfield, Sky Way at the Dolphin Gallery in KC, until May 8, 2010.  Also on view are works by Jim Leedy, Nate Fors, Aaron Storck and Judith Sanzaro. (more…)

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Michael Wille: Gates and Ways at Hoffman LaChance Fine Art in St. Louis, April 2010.  More Michael Wille.

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Links, 4.10.2010

Mark Greenwold in conversation with John Yau at the Brooklyn Rail.

NYT on Susan Rothenberg with slideshow.

Richard Lacayo on Matisse in Chicago.

Paul Klein has photos from that Matisse exhibit and more, including Ed Paschke and Richard Hull.

A video of Julie Mehretu’s assistants at work, from Beautiful/Decay.

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