Friday, August 22, 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 [...]

Legacy and Self-Determination: An Interview with Alexandra Tyng

by Elana Hagler Alexandra Tyng is a painter who lives and works in Philadelphia. She has a B.A. in Art History from Harvard and an M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. In terms of her painting education, she is mostly self-taught, having examined the work of the old masters, reading and researching about [...]

TRAC2014: An Observational Painter goes Undercover…Or Not

March 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Art Politics, contemporary realism

By Elana Hagler photo credit: Brittany McGinley I just came back from four days spent at the Representational Art Conference in Ventura, California. When I told several painter friends that I was planning on attending this event, they expressed dismay that I would be wading into a sea of classical painters. The general tone of our conversations [...]

Josephine Halvorson

February 16, 2014 by  
Filed under contemporary realism, videos

Josephine Halvorson Is on the Clock | “New York Close Up” | Art21 video http://www.josephinehalvorson.com/ Terrific review by John Yau on Hyperallergic of Josephine Halvorson current show, up until March 1 at the Sikkema Jenkins Gallery in NYC From the gallery press release: Halvorson makes paintings on-site, face to face with an object in its [...]

OBSERVATION AND INVENTION at the PAFA

January 24, 2014 by  
Filed under contemporary realism, guest posts, notable painters

Scott Noel, Telemachus and the Sirens, 2011, oil on linen, 78 × 90 inches Courtesy of Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA click here for a larger view OBSERVATION AND INVENTION: THE SPACE OF DESIRE at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Curated by Scott Noel January 21 – April 6, 2014 Reception: Wednesday, February [...]

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 [...]

Painting the Dramatic Moment: An Interview with Elise Schweitzer

  Interview by Elana Hagler   Elise Schweitzer’s full-bodied, bold, and luscious paintings caught my eye a couple of years ago and I’ve been following her work since.  Elise has a wonderful mix of formal invention and playful, curious narrative in her work.  Many painters I’ve seen tend to fall into the formalist camp or [...]

Interview with Michael Tompkins

Please note: several images in this interview link to a “zoomify” viewer where clicking the image allows you to zoom and pan, much the same way one uses google maps. You also have the ability to enlarge the viewing area to fill the browser window with button on the right-most part of the toolbar below [...]

Pursuing Humanity: An Interview with Simon Dinnerstein

A, 1992, detail   Simon Dinnerstein is a Brooklyn-based painter and graphic artist. He has a B.A. in history from the City College of New York, and continued his studies in painting and drawing at the Brooklyn Museum Art School.  Dinnerstein is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Germany, the Rome Prize for living and [...]

Interview with Sigal Tsabari

Sigal Tsabari , Hidden, 102.5x 102cm 2008-10 oil on canvas click here for a much larger view (true for most all images)   This past summer, in Civita Castellana, Italy, I was fortunate to meet Sigal Tsabari and to watch her slide talk about her work. I was very pleased this summer when she agreed [...]

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