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Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction
Hyperallergic

Karen Emenhiser-Harris reviews Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, on view through September 17, 2017. Emenhiser-Harris writes: “According to the Kemper, this is the first museum exhibit in the US to show abstract artwork created exclusively by women of color. Stylistically varied and teeming […]

Guy Goodwin: Interview
Brooklyn Rail

Phong Bui interviews painter Guy Goodwin whose exhibition Grotto Relief was recently on view at Brennan & Griffin, New York. Goodwin remarks: “The relationship I’ve developed with my color, which takes a day or two to dry, is the biggest step I’ve taken in my life as an artist. The miraculous thing is that when […]

Patricia Treib: Interstices
ARTnews

Ella Coon reviews Patricia Treib: Interstices recently on view at Bureau, New York. Coon writes: “Treib’s engagement with ciphers and symbols coupled with her treatment of the canvas as uncharted territory—something to be delicately partitioned or meted out—suggests she is interested in something more than abstracting reality—that is, reducing observable objects and scenes to aestheticized […]

Brenda Goodman Turns Towards the Light
Whitehot Magazine

Deborah Krieger writes about Brenda Goodman’s recent paintings which will be on view in Goodman’s show In a New Space at David & Schweitzer Contemporary, New York, from September 8 – October 1, 2017. Krieger writes: “The visual language and vocabulary Goodman has used—and continues to use—to reflect her frame of mind is always evolving, forever […]

John Walker @ the Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Hyperallergic

Chris Crosman reviews John Walker: From Seal Point at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, on view through October 29, 2017. Corsman writes: “Walker is an unrepentant modernist who has led a resurgence — mostly through uncompromising example — of painters reinvigorating abstraction by looking to nature, ideas, emotion and, especially, place. The Seal Point […]

Gillian Ayres @ the National Museum Cardiff
AbCrit

Nick Moore reviews a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Gillian Ayres at the National Museum, Cardiff, on view through September 3, 2017. Moore begins: “The overarching sense of this exhibition is of a celebration of a painter whose work is vibrant, energetic and ambitious, but perhaps, above all, someone who has lived in painting. Ayres’s rich colour and […]

Remembering Larry Zox
Hamptons Art Hub

Alexander Zox remembers his father, painter Larry Zox, and growing up around painters in East Hampton. An exhibition of works by Larry Zox was recently on view at Berry Campbell Gallery, New York. Zox writes: “Painters existed in a kind of bubble here. But they could also find a sudden end, which I didn’t have […]

Women of Abstract Expressionism
Artillery

David DiMichele reviews Women of Abstract Expressionism recently on view at the Palm Springs Museum of Art. The show features works by Mary Abbott, Jay DeFeo, Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Sonia Gechtoff, Judith Godwin, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Deborah Remington, and Ethel Schwabacher. DiMichele writes: “The big surprise in the […]

Bram Bogart: The White Paintings
The Art Section

Erin Lawlor reviews Salon 002: Bram Bogart, Witte de Witte at the Saatchi Gallery, London, on view through September 10, 2017. Lawlor writes: “It might seem a curious challenge to present Bogart’s work through the white paintings; yet this reduction or even denial of colour provides something of the clarity of an x-ray, allowing a […]

Gabriele Evertz & Sanford Wurmfeld @ Minus Space
Hyperallergic

John Yau reviews Gabriele Evertz/Sanford Wurmfeld: Polychromy at MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, New York, on view through August 12, 2017. Yau observes that the two artists’ “work is very different from each other, demonstrating that the ontology of color is a wide-open field — a space where research, color theory, and painting can arrive at very […]

Howard Hodgkin: Painting India
The Telegraph Arts

Mark Hudson reviews Howard Hodgkin: Painting India at Hepworth Wakefield, on view through October 8, 2017. Hudson writes: “The paintings he produced in India and in recollection at home are far from straightforward travelogue. For Hodgkin, the subcontinent represented a place apart from the inhibited West, where life was ‘transparent’: with emotion so close to […]

Mario Naves: Interview
Savvy Painter Podcast

Antrese Wood interviews painter and writer Mario Naves.

Lauren Luloff: Interview
Hamptons Art Hub

Pat Rogers interviews Lauren Luloff on the occasion of Luloff’s exhibition Sun Drawn at Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY, on view through July 24, 2017. Rogers’ introduction notes: “Created from bedsheets that are ripped into sections, painted and suspended, [Luloff’s] new works are inspired by landscapes, nature and natural forms found in the Brooklyn […]

Helen Frankenthaler @ the Clark Institute
Hyperallergic

Thomas Micchelli reviews As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings (through October 9), and No Rules: Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts (through September 24). Both exhibitions are on view at at the Clark Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Micchelli writes that both exhibitions “offer a compact, revelatory, and frequently stunning look at an artist whose reputation has been all too often yoked […]

Ruth Miller & Andrew Forge
Art New England

Cat Balco reviews works by Ruth Miller and Andrew Forge at the Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT, on view through August 5, 2017. Balco writes: “Like Cézanne, Miller and Forge are not interested in description, but rather revelation: of something ineffable that can only be seen through engagement with the observed world. ‘You want […]

Emily Cheng: Interview
Hyperallergic

Jennifer Samet interviews painter Emily Cheng. Cheng remarks: “A lot of what I’m painting doesn’t exist in the visible world. So, to capture its enormity and its suggestive power, you have to be able to go into your imagination, which is not always cooperative. You pull out what you can from it. I want to […]

Frank Bowling: Interview
Apollo Magazine

Imelda Barnard interviews Frank Bowling on the occasion of Bowling’s exhibition Mappa Mundi at Haus der Kunst, Munich, on view through January 7, 2018. Barnard writes: “‘The possibilities of paint are never-ending,’ Frank Bowling tells me… Bowling’s persistent urge to reinvent painting has led him to experiment with elaborate procedures – stitching, staining, pouring, dripping, spilling. […]

Unlimited: Painting and Political Upheaval
Two Coats of Paint

Sharon Butler reviews Unlimited: Painting in France in the 1960s & 1970s at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Butler writes: “The incisive, elegantly installed exhibition in Philadelphia, comprising work made from 1964 through 1974, highlights some of the ideas that were percolating before and after the 1968 riots. Artists began to consider how they were using […]

Ellen Berkenblit @ Anton Kern
New York Review of Books

Dan Nadel reviews paintings by Ellen Berkenblit recently on view at Anton Kern Gallery, New York. Nadel writes: “In defiance and celebration of the earthen black that surrounds them, the vigorously delineated horses, flowers, hands, faces, stripes, a nude, and a foot found in Ellen Berkenblit’s striking new paintings at Anton Kern Gallery are a […]

Gillian Ayres @ National Museum of Wales
London Review of Books

Julian Bell reviews an exhibition of works by Gillian Ayres on view at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff through September 3, 2017. Bell writes: “The huge canvases Gillian Ayres painted during the 1980s rush at you like Atlantic breakers. Bursts of orange, viridian, scarlet, yellow and cyan tumble forward and engulf you; convulsions of oil […]