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November 9, 2019
Beer With a Painter: Brenda Goodman
“The thing that’s fascinating me now more than anything, is when a painting is right. What makes a painting right?”
Caravaggio and Bernini, Together at Last
We could call this exhibition a battle of the swaggerers.
Putting the Art Back in Art History
Christopher S. Wood’s A History of Art History will be eye-opening for anyone who cares about art.
Brian Belott’s Satirical Modernist Grids
In his current exhibition, Belott degrades the modernist grid, making it lumpy with swollen puffs that participate in the artwork’s visual order while satirizing it.
Male Nudes, Exposed and Examined
In unabashedly sexual, but not necessarily erotic paintings and drawings, the artist Aaron Skolnick focuses on men — naked and intimate.
A Modern Trompe L’Oeil Painter
Kim Tschang-Yeul transformed the formal vocabulary of American abstraction into a symbolic possibility in his paintings. He was not interested in making a pure painting.
A Monochrome Painter’s Immanent Light
Painter Anne Appleby, who lives on a ranch in rural Montana, is highly attuned to the colors she sees in her landscape, as well as to the changing light and seasons.