Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sight Specific: A Selection of American Perceptual Paintings, curated by George Nick

(note all images have a higher resolution image when clicked) Regardless of where you live, the one show not to be missed this summer is the Concord Art Association’s Sight Specific: A Selection of American Perceptual Paintings, curated by George Nick. The show runs until August 13 in Concord, Ma. George Nick selected more than [...]

Edward Hopper documentary with narration by Steve Martin

April 17, 2014 by  
Filed under cityscape painting, videos

Edward Hopper, a documentary film narrated by actor, art collector and musician Steve Martin, was produced by the National Gallery of Art for an major exhibition there in 2007 that included 48 paintings, 34 watercolors, and 12 prints from public and private collections. From a IMDb review: Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967) is one of [...]

Memory in Action: An Interview with Martin Campos

February 2, 2014 by  
Filed under cityscape painting, Figure Painting, interviews

Interview by Elana Hagler (Ed. note: untitled cityscapes are approx. 6 x 6 inches and are oil on panel) click here for larger view Arcenio Martin Campos attended New Mexico State University for studio arts, and then the University of New Mexico for studies in art history. He began drawing on his own as a [...]

Interview with Diana Horowitz

(photo credit: Tommy Agriodimas / Downtown Alliance) click here for larger image I’ve long admired Diana Horowitz’s paintings and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to speak with her on the phone and by email for this interview. I thank her greatly for the generosity of her time and thoughts for this interview. Maureen [...]

Interview with Frank Hobbs

Frank Hobbs, Gas Works & Trailers, January Light, oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″, 2013 click here for a larger view I enjoyed meeting Frank Hobbs in Civita, Italy last summer where he gave a slide talk during his visit to the JSS summer Italy program. I’ve also enjoyed following his writings on painting and [...]

Interview with John Dubrow

John Dubrow in his studio Interview with John Dubrow by Xico Greenwald   John Dubrow has been making ambitious figurative paintings of New York City scenes since he moved to Brooklyn in the mid-1980s. His light-filled canvases are often years in the making—ragged, impastoed surfaces the result of the high standard Dubrow holds himself to. With a [...]

Stephen Magsig

September 23, 2011 by  
Filed under cityscape painting, contemporary realism, interviews

Stephan Magsig Shadows at 53 Greene St, oil on linen, 60 x 42 inches 2007 click here for a larger view   I have been following Stephen Magsig’s realist cityscape paintings for several years and was very pleased that agreed to an email interview and want to thank him for spending the time to share [...]

Brian Rego

Brian Rego, Poles and a Parking Lot, 11×11 inches   I plan to occasionally post articles where I ask one or two questions to emerging perceptual painters who explore inventive possibilities to an old tradition. The first artist in this series is Brian Rego, a painter living in South Carolina whose work impressed me by [...]

Peter Van Dyck

Peter Van Dyck, corner of ripka and wilde streets 18” x 24” oil on linen 2010   Peter Van Dyck was classically trained in the The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy 1998-2001 and now is an adjunct Faculty at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He shows at the Artists’ House [...]

Interview with Stuart Shils

Interview with Stuart Shils

Stuart Shils 2010   “If the painter is open to the world, everything becomes grist for the mill, even things one doesn’t expect or even doesn’t consciously like or want. It’s not a matter of what is “important” in the terms of the “real” world – money, new car, Armani suit. Maybe painters, poets and [...]

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