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Peri Schwartz: Interview
Painting Perceptions

Larry Groff interviews painter Peri Schwartz on the occasion of her recent exhibition at Gallery NAGA in Boston. Asked about her most recent work, Schwartz comments: “My new work uses the same elements that have been my subject for almost twenty years. The difference is that in the early Studio paintings it looked more like an […]

Stephanie Pierce: Interview
The Studio Visit

John Mitchell interviews painter Stephanie Pierce whose exhibition Signal is on view at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York through March 4, 2018. Pierce comments: “My work is made by observing things in my immediate surroundings over long periods of time. After the surface is ready, I start looking everywhere for a way in, asking everything […]

Michael Stamm: Interview
Sound & Vision Podcast

Brian Alfred interviews painter Michael Stamm whose exhibition Mediation Inc. was recently on view at DC Moore Gallery, New York. Stamm remarks: “I feel very melancholic for the past and for things that I have lost, and for feelings that used to have … shape and that are gone. Painting for me is like trying to […]

Susannah Phillips: Interview
Painting Perceptions

Larry Groff interviews painter Susannah Phillips. Phillips comments: “The important thing for me, whatever the source of the colour, be it observed or invented, it should work in the painting as a whole. I might drop the real colour of the object in favour of something I want instead; so, for example, a cloth that […]

Painting’s Place: Susan Lichtman at Steven Harvey

Susan Lichtman’s paintings engage representation and abstraction, and bring a novel female perspective to Intimist iconography.

Matisse: The Joy of Things
New York Review of Books

Claire Messud reviews Matisse in the Studio at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on view through July 9, 2017. Messud writes: “this glorious exhibition impresses the viewer also with simpler, more atavistic and abiding truths: Matisse’s passion for color, for light, for pattern, for flowers and the female figure; and his conviction—borne out in […]

Caroline Walker: Interview
Studio International

Emily Spicer interviews painter Caroline Walker. Walker comments: “My work definitely engages with that history of painting women, which has largely cast the male artist as the portrayer of the female realm. I suppose I’m revisiting that, but through a female gaze. And I’m interested in whether the knowledge that something has been painted by […]

Dana Clancy: Sightlines
Big Red & Shiny

Stace Brandt reviews Dana Clancy: Sightlines at Alpha Gallery, Boston. Brandt writes: “What resonates most about Sightlines is Clancy’s democratic treatment of the surface: she examines and activates every square inch of the picture plane. To isolate a fragment of one of Clancy’s painting is to reveal a series of tiny, abstract, symbiotic worlds. “

Dana Clancy @ Alpha Gallery
Boston Globe Arts

Cate McQuaid reviews Dana Clancy: Sightlines at Alpha Gallery, Boston, on view through April 5, 2017. McQuaid writes: “[Clancy] transforms vitrines, windows, the glass surrounding the MFA’s courtyard, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s greenhouse into mirrors and lenses. Images bounce and bend, rippling through and transforming familiar places into enigmas…. Ordinarily, we parse experience […]

Christina Renfer Vogel: Interview
MW Capacity

Sam King interviews painter Christina Renfer Vogel whose exhibition Home Bodies is on view at the Christensen Art Center at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, through March 23, 2017. Vogel comments: “Like working from the landscape, plants serve as a vehicle for me to build a painting in a new way, offering unexpected and complex visual […]

Aubrey Levinthal’s Refrigerator Paintings

Ella Coon reviews Aubrey Levinthal: Refrigerator Paintings, recently on view at The Painting Center, New York. Coon writes: “The paintings’ quotidian content, fragmented imagery, and color choices make the pieces feel both elusive and earthy. When looking at the works together in the tiny space, the viewer is reminded of not only the bodily activity […]

Fairfield Porter @ Tibor de Nagy
East Hampton Star

Jennifer Landes reviews Fairfield Porter: Things as They Are at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, on view through December 10, 2016. Landes notes: “Porter’s subjects are quotidian, even banal. [Karen] Wilkin says [in her catalogue essay] that in that way he was a 20th-century Vermeer: ‘He could make nothing in particular seem as if it […]