Frequently staging herself as a participant, Levinthal’s paintings present shifting versions of herself among the quotidian rituals of life.
Beginning around 2012, Ruggeri’s work underwent a shift, then an overhaul, then something like a transformation.
A couple of years ago, while we were walking through the de Kooning exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Ryan Cobourn said to me, “Your interviews with artists should be more informal and rambling. You should do them, y’know, over beer.”
It was a good day because I saw two solid solo exhibitions by Amy Wilson and Lucy Fradkin. Both artists find inspiration in naïve art and the miniature painting of Persia, India and Northern Europe, but they use their inspirations to different ends.