Jennifer Samet

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Charles Yuen’s home in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, is comfortably domestic and suburban in feeling, which somehow surprises me, after having seen his zany and sardonic paintings earlier in the year at Studio10 in Bushwick.

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I fell in love with Ridley Howard’s painting when I saw his 2014 exhibition at Koenig & Clinton Gallery. The show, as a whole, created a world that one rarely sees in contemporary art: romantic, refined, delicate, and impeccably crafted.

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I met Erika Ranee last summer when I took students to see a pop-up exhibition she curated in a Brooklyn studio, arranged around the theme of imagery of the eye.

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Beer with a Painter: June Leaf

by Jennifer Samet on April 23, 2016

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Walking through the green door into June Leaf’s old-school New York studio — a street-level space downtown — is a bit like entering a Willy Wonka world.

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Beer with a Painter: Bill Scott

by Jennifer Samet on April 9, 2016

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Last summer, Bill Scott and I were invited to participate in final critiques at the Mount Gretna School of Art. Critiques are usually predictable affairs, but I was surprised by Scott’s interactions with the students.

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Beer with a Painter: Sam Gilliam

by Jennifer Samet on March 19, 2016

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“I’m just getting started,” Sam Gilliam says with a playful smile as he watches me take in his Washington, D.C. studio.

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Beer with a Painter: Carrie Moyer

by Jennifer Samet on February 20, 2016

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When Carrie Moyer and I decided to have a conversation, her recent paintings were already at DC Moore Gallery, where her solo exhibition — now on view — was soon to open. We met there after hours, and over beer and chips, and talked among the works leaning against the walls.

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Beer with a Painter: Gregory Amenoff

by Jennifer Samet on January 16, 2016

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“I love it here, but this isn’t my true home,” Gregory Amenoff says, looking out the window of his studio in Ulster County, New York. “Too green,” he declares.

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Beer with a Painter: Angela Dufresne

by Jennifer Samet on December 5, 2015

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Angela Dufresne had a couple of beers cracked open and ready when I arrived at her East Williamsburg studio. It was an old-school painting studio – which somehow surprised me, perhaps because Dufresne’s work is so dense with contemporary theory.

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Beer with a Painter: Lucy Mink Covello

by Jennifer Samet on November 7, 2015

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Lucy Mink Covello lives in New Hampshire, not too far from where I spend a couple of weeks every summer. We met at my friends’ farm, spread a blanket under trees in the apple orchard, and shared some beer, bread, and cheese.

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