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Interview: Sedrick Huckaby at the Elaine de Kooning House

John Mitchell talks to Sedrick Huckaby about paintings in progress during a recent residency at the Elaine de Kooning House in East Hampton, New York.

John Elderfield on Cézanne’s Portraits
Brooklyn Rail

Phong Bui interviews John Elderfield, curator of Cézanne Portraits on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. through July 8, 2018. Elderfield comments: “Cézanne records a face without interpreting. Of course, we will find ourselves interpreting. We do so when we look at the face of someone one on the subway. But […]

Susanna Coffey: Interview
The Studio Visit

John Mitchell interviews painter Susanna Coffey whose exhibition Crimes of the Gods is on view at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, through June 30, 2018. Coffey recalls: “I began to paint self-portraits from observation in order to be a better teacher. To learn about, not a subject, but rather a process of making, […]

John Lee: Interview
Savvy Painter Podcast

Antrese Wood interviews painter John Lee. Lee remarks: “I paint based on what I see … [my paintings are] about the space and the visual dynamics, the way the light creates interesting shadows or colors or forms and the way things sit and move … It’s about looking. It’s about being turned on by color and space.”

Murillo: The Self-Portraits
Studio International

Emily Spicer reviews Murillo: The Self-Portraits at the National Gallery, London, on view through May 21, 2018. Spicer begins: “At least 20 years passed between the Spanish artists Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-82) painting his first self-portrait and his second and, on the surface, they look strikingly similar. The artist is wearing black, has framed his […]

Murillo: The Self-Portraits @ the Frick
Apollo Magazine

Louise Nicholson reviews Murillo: The Self-Portraits at the Frick Collection, New York, on view through February 4, 2018. Nicholson writes: “The Frick self-portrait … dominates one room. Viewers must use their imaginations to enliven the now dismal background colour: Murillo’s intended airy blue sky is gone due to the degradation of the smalt pigment he […]

Shawn Thornton’s Intricate Cosmos

John Yau reviews Shawn Thornton: Pareidolia at CUE Art Foundation, New York, on view through May 24, 2017. Yau concludes: “Thornton has likened his work to a “cosmos of small tantric paintings that come together as anthropomorphic circuit boards.” In a number of the paintings, he overlays these circuit boards onto his self-portrait, so that […]

Joan Semmel: Interview
Brooklyn Rail

Laila Pedro interviews painter Joan Semmel whose works were recently on view at at Alexander Gray Associates, New York. Semmel remarks: “I talk about [political and cultural] issues because they’re motivational. But I want the work to be seen as my painting, and the painting has been an essential and complete involvement for me, all the way […]

Joan Semmel: Interview

Clarity Haynes interviews painter Joan Semmel on the occasion of the Semmel’s exhibition of new work at Alexander Gray Associates, New York, on view through October 15, 2016. In the introduction Haynes writes: “For her new exhibition … Semmel has created 12 large paintings, many of which have two layers, each with a nude self-portrait. […]

Sarah McEneaney @ Locks Gallery
The Artblog

Michael Lieberman reviews Sarah McEneaney: When You Wish at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, on view through October 8, 2016. Lieberman writes that McEneaney’s work presents “an extremely appealing and artistically unique glimpse into a consciousness of the moment that potentially could be shared by any seeing person in his or her own particular time and place.”

Bernard Chaet (1924 – 2012)

Best known as the author of the seminal book The Art of Drawing, Chaet influenced thousands of artists as a teacher and a painter.