Posts Tagged ‘Links’

Jered Sprecher, Thought From Afar, 2011, oil, 20″ x 16″

Painter’s Bread blog has been doing a lot of artist interviews lately, as exciting for the images and studio shots as for the artist’s words.  Check out recent talks with Jered Sprecher and Michael Dopp.

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Link to an opinion piece from today’s NY Times.  More in the something-to-think-about-let’s-start-a-conversation style than the here’s-all-the-answers but it will probably be lurking in the corners of my thinking for the next few months.

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Good reads at Brooklyn Rail

Highly recommended:  Ben La Rocco’s review of Jake Berthot at Betty Cunningham.

Highly recommended, too: John Yau on Kurt Knobelsdorf at Steven Harvey.

Also: Robert C. Morgan on Jennifer Bartlett at the Pace Gallery.

Then there is an interview with Lois Dodd.

And one from Artcritical:  Gael Mooney on late Renoir at Hammer Galleries.

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Jess, Figure 2, A Field of Pumpkins Grown for Seed: Translation #11, from the Nelson Atkins museum of art.

Great article by Jed Perl weighing out some conflicting values: the need for a diverse, eclectic  production versus the need for rigorous standards for understanding that may necessarily have to be based on older, more limited ideals.  Well worth reading.


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Nathan Boyer’s “Mystery Talk” at Index Magazine.

Thomas Nozkowski at Brooklyn Rail (via everywhere by this point, but Two Coats of Paint specifically): “You mix it, beat it, and layer it. It is never pure and—a commonplace—it is always seen in context, changed and charged by its size, position, and relationships with other colors. It is slippery stuff, the most elusive part of painting. I like it best in excess, when it feels like it is about to go out of control.”

“Teaching Close Encounters” by Matthew Ballou over at Neoteric Art: “…skill and intuition are inseparable. Skill is not the tool of repressive patriarchal power structures, not an instance of intellectual gate-keeping designed to concentrate power or opportunity in one class or demographic. Certain skills may once have been used that way, and some may still find themselves bastardized to some degree, but this is not a state inherent to skills as such. Skills are, instead, democratic and cumulative; we inherit them from others and build on them ourselves.”

Some Timothy Callaghan over at Hello My Name Is Art.

Some recent profiles at Review Online:  Warren Rosser and Julie Farstad.

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From an interesting article on NPR’s 13.7 blog: “Language-based cultures are continuously evaluated and modified; hence humans are by definition born into unanticipated contexts. The stress engendered by this feature of our niche is minimized when a culture is stabilized by “tradition,” and maximized when cultures are amended in increasingly rapid timeframes, as is currently the case.”

…Just had kind of a ‘woah’ moment thinking about painting relative to that paragraph.  Full article here.

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Last spring, Sam and I curated an exhibit of paintings of uninhabited man-made spaces.  So I was naturally interested this post from Jonah Lehrer’s WIRED blog, suggesting (indirectly) that you would have been better off if you’d gone to see the show (or at least taken a morning off to go for a walk in the woods).

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