One reason Joe Brainard made so many small works was to convey that modesty and ambition were not mutually exclusive.
(RE)APPROPRIATIONS at Tibor de Nagy exhibits Rivers’s passion for and innate ability to paint figures convincingly, rendering them with sensitivity and expressiveness.
Porter’s paint handling was gestural but exacting, never fancy, and always attending to the experience of looking.
It must be summer. There are group shows galore all over Manhattan. This is when you get to discover new artists, get enthusiastic, become disenchanted, fall in love, fall out of love, all of the above, and none of the above, in one day, and still have time to sit back and read a book of poems in the evening.
I don’t know about you, but I experience adulthood as an unremitting crisis of faith, and I look to art for examples of how to better think about what I’m doing.
Painting reached a turning point with Paul Cézanne wherein a picture would no longer be conceived simply as a window onto the world with the artist at a remove from the act of creating.
Tom Burckhardt just keeps getting better and better.