Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn’

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Heather Elizabeth Garland, “Narcissist/Mirror”, 40″ x 30″ oil and Prismacolor on panel, 2014

A second installment of our ongoing series, asking an artist how he or she decides to call.  This time I asked Heather Garland, a painter living and working in Brooklyn, NY to talk about her work.  Some of Garland’s works are open-ended, taking months or years to resolve and others involve distinct layers that she refers to here as “fairly step by step”.  She has different modes of finishing and different perspectives.  Here she also talks a little about the afterward of a painting.  At the point when the painting itself seems finished, she feels some time needs to be given to understanding it, and thinking about what to do next.  Visit her website to see more of her paintings and views of a recent installation, “The Wanderers”.


Are you a good closer?

I am a good closer. I work in a variety of modes from traditional oil painting approaches to repetitive drawing to mixed media installation. It all stems from painting, but with a hybridity of forms causing each “closing” to occur by different means. (more…)


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Neil Callander: Basement Paintings at Goose Barnacle in Brooklyn.  Opens March 18, 2011.

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Rock Wall, 2009, 9′ x 7′, oil on canvas

Claire Sherman, it seems, has finally got some free time.  Since I got in touch with Sherman about doing a Q&A for us, she’s come off a solo show at DCKT Gallery, moved to Brooklyn for a residency at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, opened another solo show at Pippy Houldsworth in London and taught an intensive painting course at Oxbow.  And what’s she going to do with that time?  She says she is “looking forward to making some big bad mistakes in the studio, and having time to clean up my own mess,”—which I think needs to be one of the 10 Commandments of painting for all of us from here on out. Read on to see what else she’s thinking about.

Please give our readers a little bit of information about yourself.

I grew up in Oberlin, Ohio, and it was a wonderful place to grow up – there are always concerts and plays at the college, and the Allen Art Museum is a gem.  I went to the University of Pennsylvania for my BA, and I received my MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005.  I teach painting and drawing at Knox College in Illinois, and am currently on junior leave to be a resident at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation’s Space Program in DUMBO, Brooklyn. (more…)

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Andrzej Zielinski, 1!, 2005, oil on panel, 20″ x 20″

Andrzej Zielinski is a young painter who splits his time between Brooklyn and Kansas City.  He has recently had solo exhibits at the Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City and DCKT Gallery in New York.  Zielinski was kind enough to answer some questions for us about his work.

Please tell our readers a little bit about your background.

I was born in Kansas City and raised there.  I enjoyed art when I was young but never thought of being an artist.  After (more…)

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Francesca diMattio, another Brooklyn-based painter, but I see a lot of connection between her work and Michael Berryhill’s.

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Jasmine Justice


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

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Peter Dobill

Don’t watch this if you have a weak stomach.

I met Peter last fall, and got to see some of his performances in person. All of his pieces are one-shots, never repeated except in documented form. His website has several of these. He’s Brooklyn-based now, but grew up in the midwest.

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