Patrick Neal

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A five–day celebration of the arts in Long Island City got underway on Wednesday and will continue through Sunday night.

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One of the more promising avenues that postmodernism explored was to seek out the nether regions that modernism forgot.

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Recurrent throughout 8 Painters are stylings on past painterly marks and movements, not so much placed in quotations as absorbed into a work’s facture.

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The expressive quality of collage across all manner of media, from literature and music to the visual arts, came to mind while viewing Rough Cut, an exhibition at Morgan Lehman Gallery.

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Galleries

Contemporary Fresco That’s Off the Wall

by Patrick Neal on November 10, 2014

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It isn’t often one comes across fresco paintings in art galleries, the last time I remember seeing a sizable number was the “Rooms” section of the Francesco Clemente retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in 1999.

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Galleries

Crude Beauty and Wordsworthian Grandeur

by Patrick Neal on October 20, 2014

Stanley Lewis at Betty Cuningham Gallery

The artist Stanley Lewis draws and paints the landscapes closest to him, places where he works, teaches, and travels like nearby lakes and roadsides in Chautauqua, New York, or his backyard and studio window views in Leeds, Massachusetts.

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Galleries

Painting as Super Model

by Patrick Neal on July 9, 2014

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Yve-Alain Bois’s book Painting as Model was written twenty odd years ago and continues to be an important text, providing conceptual fodder for many contemporary art practices.

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Big sailing ships and their metaphoric potential appear to be on the mind of many cultural players of late.

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Considering the art of the painter Janet Fish, who currently has works spanning fifteen years on display at DC Moore Gallery, I found myself pulling books off the shelf by the philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

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Museums

Big and Bold in Albany

by Patrick Neal on January 20, 2014

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ALBANY, New York — The Albany Institute of History and Art, which has just renovated its largest gallery, is marking the occasion with Big and Bold, a showcase of large-scale contemporary works from its permanent collection

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