Painters' Table Blog

  • by Matthew Ballou | May 31, 2013

    Matthew Ballou, writing about the exhibition, Certain Densities, argues that "a perceptual approach to painting is not synonymous with rote observation."

  • by Brett Baker | May 28, 2013

    William Corbett celebrates the painterly freedom found in the work of Jon Imber, now on view in a retrospective exhibition at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, New York.

  • by Brett Baker | May 13, 2013

    A new exhibition breaks the uncanny silence around the intensely visual work of Russian painter Nicolas de Staël.

  • by Brett Baker | May 6, 2013

    A new book, published by Soberscove Press, unearths a key primary source and shines a new light on some of the most iconic artists of the New York School.

  • by Brett Baker | April 25, 2013

    [VIDEO] Painter Carrie Moyer, whose work is currently on view at the Tang Museum, discusses her process, early influences, and how she arrived at her current body of work.

  • by Brett Baker | April 9, 2013

    An interview with Halsey Hathaway, conducted by Rawson Projects on the occasion of an exhibition of new paintings, on view at the gallery from April 6 – May 19, 2013.

  • by Brett Baker | March 22, 2013

    Al Held discusses putting the subject back into abstract painting in his "Alphabet" paintings which use letterforms to create a visual, graphic monumentality.

  • by Margaret McCann | March 16, 2013

    Margaret McCann interviews painter Megan Marlatt on the occasion of Marlatt's exhibition Substitutions for a Game Never Played.

  • by Brett Baker | March 5, 2013

    [VIDEO] Alan Uglow's paintings at David Zwirner create a visual experience charged with the potential of both abstraction and representation.

  • by Brett Baker | February 19, 2013

    [VIDEO] Two videos detail the life and work of visionary painter Hilma Af Klint and provide a tour of the artist's retrospective at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

  • by Brett Baker | January 12, 2013

    Conversation with painter Trent Miller whose paintings move freely between the the observed world and the imagination.

  • by Brett Baker | December 30, 2012

    [VIDEO] Two videos tell the story of Jay DeFeo's mythic Abstract Expressionist masterpiece -The Rose.

  • by Brett Baker | December 18, 2012

    I want to thank all Painters’ Table readers for making this blog a success over the past two years and cordially invite everyone to the opening reception for an exhibition of my paintings.

  • by Brett Baker | December 17, 2012

    [VIDEO] French director Christophe Loizillon documents painter Eugène Leroy at his home and studio.

  • by Brett Baker | December 13, 2012

    [VIDEO] Painter Catherine Murphy discusses her work in a new video produced by the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

  • by Brett Baker | November 30, 2012

    For more than 50 years, painter John Bellany has remained committed to painting the human condition in an era dominated by formalist abstraction, minimalism, installtion, and performance art.

  • by Brett Baker | November 21, 2012

    A conversation with painter Margaret McCann, whose paintings merge careful observation, contemporary culture, and an encyclopedic knowledge of the tradition of painting.

  • by Brett Baker | October 31, 2012

    [VIDEO] In two videos, painter Bridget Riley elaborates on the influences of landscape and the visual power found in rhythm and repetition.

  • by Brett Baker | October 29, 2012

    [VIDEO] An extended video interview with Gillian Ayres whose work is currently on view at the Jerwood Gallery.

  • by Brett Baker | October 23, 2012

    [VIDEO] Per Kirkeby discusses his latest exhibition at the Phillips Collection with co-curator Klaus Ottmann.

  • by Brett Baker | October 19, 2012

    Painter and renowned Yale professor Bernard Chaet, championed seeing as the gateway to invention, passed away Tuesday at the age of 88.

  • by Brett Baker | October 18, 2012

    An interview with Sam King and Christopher Lowrance, co-curators of Tenses of Landscape, an exhibition of 19 contemporary painters whose work is influenced by landscape.

  • by Brett Baker | October 14, 2012

    In his new paintings, George Hofmann accepts the challenge to paint what he calls the “unedited and torrential, pixellated, flickering, backlit, and instantaneous” nature of contemporary culture, with the realization that the rich tradition of painting is his best ally.

  • by Brett Baker | October 9, 2012

    Expanding the visual field is one of the essential innovations of the New York School. Yet, while nearly every other aspect of abstract painting has been exhaustively investigated and re-imagined, examples of focusing the field to a small scale have been isolated and few.