Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of artist Jack Youngerman. Youngerman discusses both his recent paintings and his sculptures.
James Kalm visits Len Bellinger: Painting Notes 1993-2018 at David & Schweitzer Contemporary and Jamison Brosseau: Skittles at SARDINE. Both shows are on view through June 3, 2018. In the video Kalm provides a close look at both Bellinger and Brosseau’s works and talks to Bellinger about his paintings and career.
James Kalm talks to artist James Hyde at Hyde’s show West on view at Freight+Volume, New York through May 27, 2018. Hyde comments that his new work is “a type of criticism of my own [previous] abstract painting where I felt that it was becoming divorced from the world, and with these I’m trying to allow […]
Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Gaby Collins-Fernandez. “For me the idea of having competing realms of visuality is really interesting. So, what is the spatial expectation of a painting? What is the spatial expectation of something which reads as something that lives in digital space? … What is the expectation for […]
James Kalm visits Paris/New York/Nexus at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, on view through April 15, 2018. The show features works by Balthus, Leland Bell, Anne Harvey, Jean Helion, Louisa Matthiasdottir, Bob Thompson, and Robert De Niro Sr. Kalm notes: “This presentation focuses on a select group of figurative artists who formed connections […]
James Kalm visits the exhibition Catherine Murphy: Recent Work at Peter Freeman Gallery, New York, on view through February 24, 2018. Kalm notes that “Catherine Murphy is probably one of the top and most conceptually challenging realists on the scene today. This show presents a wonderful selection of paintings and drawings that elicit a viewer’s questions […]
Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Joel Longenecker. Longenecker explains: “… what I really want to create is a slab [of nature] … I remember having a thought … I wanted to be able to go out into nature with a giant carving knife and carve out a chunk of what I […]
James Kalm visits Cary Smith: New Paintings and Drawings at Fredricks & Freiser, New York, on view through November 18, 2017. Kalm notes: “For decades now, Cary Smith has maintained an austere compositional approach to abstraction, developing themes that he expounds on as if they were Euclidian axioms. Though this might sound dry and overly […]
Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy interview painter Aubrey Levinthal at her exhibition at Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, on view through October 14, 2017. Levinthal remarks: “I like paintings … that when you look at first, it’s inviting, it feels good to look … but then there’s something to hold you into the painting … […]
Christopher Joy and Zachary Keeting visit the studio of painter Judith Linhares. Linhares remarks: “I think of myself as a populist and I love the idea of communicating with a lot of people through images… I am interested in the figures … representing more than a portrait … something that stands for a group.”
James Kalm visits Markus Lüpertz: New Paintings at Michael Werner Gallery, New York, on view through July 7, 2016. Kalm notes that this exhibition “presents over two dozen paintings from the past two years featuring the painter’s engagement with the Neo-Classic tradition. With a glancing nod to artists such as Nicolas Poussin, Pierre Puvis de […]
James Kalm visits Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry at the Jewish Museum, New York, on view through September 4, 2017. Kalm notes: “Through her involvement in the art world Stettheimer came in contact with the most advanced members of the avant-garde who had flocked to New York, like Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia. Not having to […]
James Kalm visits Sean Scully: Wall of Light Cubed at Cheim & Read, New York, on view through May 20, 2017. The gallery press release states that “In this show, Scully underscores the interplay between his two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, employing an expansive array of forms and materials, including oil and spray paint, watercolor, graphite, […]
James Kalm visits an exhibition of new works by Ron Gorchov at Cheim & Read, New York, on view through March 25, 2017. Kalm notes: “Known for his unique ‘saddle-shaped’ canvases, Gorchov is also appreciated for his light touch and elegant color sense. There’s a natural seductiveness to the shaped supports, and the manifest process […]
James Kalm visits an exhibition of new paintings by Sandro Chia at Marc Straus Gallery, New York, on view through April 2, 2017. Kalm notes: “In this, his first major show with Marc Straus Gallery, [Chia] shows a group of recent paintings, many featuring single figures accompanied by animals. Chia’s masterful feel for the painter’s […]
Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Clarity Haynes. Haynes remarks: “Realism with a captial ‘R’ in many ways I do think is inherently political because it isn’t taking us away from the world as we know it, it’s forcing us to look at it.”
Christopher Joy and Zachary Keeting visit the studio of painter Judith Simonian. Simonian comments: “I don’t try to make stories … I welcome any stories, any interpretations that come into it, but it’s not my job to tell a story… I feel sometimes like I’m really enjoying pretending I’m an abstract artist … but then […]
Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of Daniel John Gadd whose exhibition For The Moon is on view at David&Schweitzer Contemporary, through November 13th, 2016.
James Kalm visits the exhibition Leslie Roberts: FYEO at Minus Space, New York, and talks with the artist about her work. The show is on view through October 29, 2016. Kalm notes: “Making works on panel created through a process of textual coding and graphic design, Roberts has created one of the most inventive and […]
Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy interview artist Jane Fine. Fine remarks: “You don’t have to spend the same amount of time on every part of the painting… you can have a very large area [of the painting] that takes you two seconds and a small little thing that you spend eighteen hours on.”