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Interview with Eric Aho – Part Three

October 28, 2009 by  
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Interview with Eric Aho – Part Three

Larry Groff: You’ve touched, actually, on this question, on some of the other things, but you might find something new to say here. My question is, in many of your earlier paintings, many times I see a brighter, more naturalistic feel. You would often include more specific, recognizable forms, such as houses, barns, more obvious [...]

Interview with Eric Aho – Part Two

October 28, 2009 by  
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Ice Jumble 2008 oil on linen 30 x 36 inches Larry Groff: I read online that you said that, “Painting in a landscape relies on stories, the history of people, places and other paintings as much as it relies on interesting and compelling forms and light. It has to do with mixing observation and study [...]

Interview with Eric Aho – Part One

October 28, 2009 by  
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Interview with Eric Aho – Part One

Eric Aho Catalog cover to current show at the DC Moore Gallery I am pleased to offer this lengthy interview with Eric Aho, a major artist working with the contemporary landscape. Eric has a show that just opened at the DC Moore Gallery in NYC from October 8 to November 7, 2009. Eric received his [...]

Interview with George Nick Part Six, On the Trojan Horse and thoughts on Teaching

George Nick Trojan Horse 2008 oil on linen 30 x 30 inches Interview with George Nick Part Six, On the Trojan Horse and thoughts on Teaching Larry Groff: In your last show at the Gallery Naga, I heard you say that the still life of the painted horse in drapery, as being the strongest painting [...]

Interview with George Nick, Part Five, On Drawing

George Nick drawing for a painting on site 2008 from the BostonZest.com Interview with George Nick, Part Five, On Drawing Larry Groff: You often spend a great deal of time on the drawing for your larger, more complex paintings, sometimes spending weeks before starting to paint. Do you work out the compositions by looking through [...]

Interview with George Nick Part Four, On Cezanne and color

George Nick Punta Carena, Capri 1993 oil on linen 28 x 38 inches Interview with George Nick Part Four, On Cezanne and color Larry Groff: You’ve often talked about Cézanne in color. You said something like, “Painting from nature is not copying the object. It is realizing one’s sensations.” Can you speak about how Cézanne [...]

Interview with George Nick Part Three, On George Bellows

George Nick Rt 93 2005 oil on linen 36 x 60 inches Interview with George Nick Part Three, On George Bellows Larry Groff: You’ve expressed affinity with the Ashcan School of Painters, such as George Bellows. What aspect of this work interests you the most? Is there such a thing as Neo-Ashcan, and if so, [...]

Interview with George Nick, Part Two, On Fairfield Porter

Fairfield Porter Self-Portrait 1972 oil on masonite 14×10 inches Part Two, On Fairfield Porter Larry Groff: You were friends with Fairfield Porter and had gone painting with him, on occasion, during the early ’60s. Did you talk with him about your paintings and about the difficulties of painting from observation, when most everyone else was [...]

Interview with George Nick – Part One, On Edwin Dickinson

Interview with George Nick – Part One, On Edwin Dickinson

George Nick 1 Feb 2009 2009 oil on linen 14×10 inches George Nick hardly needs an introduction; he is one of the most respected contemporary realist painters working today. George Nick’s work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Hirschhorn Museum; and [...]

Has Conceptual Art Jumped the Shark Tank?

October 16, 2009 by  
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Great Op-Ed article in today’s New York Times called: Has Conceptual Art Jumped the Shark Tank? by Denis Dutton. I don’t want to jump out of my own tank too soon but reading this article makes me wonder if there might still be hope the art world could again embrace beauty as a valid pursuit?

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