Casualist Painting

Sharon Butler @ Theodore:Art

Paul D’Agostino reviews Sharon Butler: New Paintings at Theodore:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn, on view through October 7, 2018. D’Agostino notes that Butler’s new paintings are based on selections from daily iPad drawings that “readily became not merely an ersatz sketchbook, but also a journal. What’s more, given the textureless surface and inverted, in a sense, light […]

A Provisional (Painting) Explanation
Brian Dupont

Brian Dupont defends the current trends of provisional and casual painting. Dupont writes: “Artists today are confronting an increasingly ramshackle future where aesthetic, political, economic, and ecological promises have been revealed as failures. If they are seeing a future where issues of scarcity become more urgent, materials must be recycled or scavenged from surplus, and long-held […]

Maria Walker: Interview
Painter's Bread

Michael Rutherford talks to artist Maria Walker about her work. Rutherford writes: "Altered stretcher bars, torqued and triangulated planes, backs as fronts – the work of Maria Walker is a lesson in harmonizing tradition and experimentation… She has pushed her materials and flowed with them in order to elicit a distinctive sense of aesthetic truth. […]

Painting How You Feel, Not How You Should
Painter's Bread

Michael Rutherford writes about a selection of painters whose instincts are leading them to make work beyond the limits of "the plane." Rutherford writes: "Professional skateboarders have a saying, 'skate how you feel, not how you should,' and the most experimental and engaging artists have always operated just like that – working how they feel, […]