I cannot think of another narrative painter as expansive, surprising, funny, unsettling, tender, wacky, challenging, theatrical, and radically imaginative as Angela Dufresne.
Alix Bailey’s Unfashionable Pursuit
Painting, as a verb, is a way of living in time, of inhabiting a state of solitude, even when you are with other people.
Eric Fischl’s Privileged Bubble
Fischl finds a visual bond between the seclusion of the affluent white world and the pandemic’s enforced isolation.
Painting Clings On
Painting’s funeral was canceled at the last minute.
Figurative Painting That’s Emphatically Human
New York City galleries are raining down a smattering of group shows that showcase figurative painting.
The Forgotten Story of Postwar Art
We know how a handful of painters — Pollock, de Kooning, and company — wrested modernism from the Old World to create a new kind of art, one unmediated, enveloping, and completely frank in its making. Less well-known is the story of how another group of painters, a half-generation later, pursued with equal ardor but far less acclaim a different goal: figuration inflected by abstraction.