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George Trakas, Times Plaza Tree, 2011. Pencil on vellum, 8.5 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
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Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Willard Boepple, Burnley, 2008. Poplar, 29 x 60 x 21 inches

Willard Boepple at Lori Bookstein Fine Art


Willard Boepple at Lori Bookstein Fine Art

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Patricia Treib, Icons, 2008. Oil on canvas, 66 x 50 inches, courtesy John Connelly Presents

Patricia Treib at John Connelly Presents


Patricia Treib at John Connelly Presents

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Ying-Li, Jim, 2007. Charcoal on paper, 30 x 23 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

Ying Li at the Painting Center


Ying Li at the Painting Center

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Giorgio Morandi, Giorgio Morandi, Still Life (Natural Morta) 1953. Oil on canvas, 8 x 15-3/4 inches, Washington DC, The Phillips Collection © Giorgio Morandi by SIAE 2008

Giorgio Morandi: Resistence and Persistence


GIORGIO MORANDI: Resistence and Persistence BY SEAN SCULLY On the occasion of Giorgio Morandi 1890-1964 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 16 to December 14, 2008, we post abstract painter Sean Scully’s 2005 essay on his Italian forebear. This essay was first published in Sean ScullyResistance and Persistence: Selected Writings Edited by Florence Ingleby, (Merrell,…

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Will Cotton in his New York studio, 2008, photograph by Greg Lindquist

Will Cotton


I was reading about Frederick Church and that he had visited the American West and South America– these, which were at the time, very exotic places. And then he made paintings of these places that people had never seen before. And in doing so, introduced this entirely new landscape to the public that people were very excited to see. And I thought, Wow, that’s exactly what I want to do: to build a table-top landscape in the studio and then make paintings of it. So the paintings become a record of this exotic place that existed temporarily, but something no one will ever see in person.

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

Brenda Goodman, Self-Portrait 4 2004 oil on wood, 64 x 60 inches (diptych)

Brenda Goodman


I had Kiki Smith over when I had just finished these and she said, You know, you should approach some galleries from a revisionist point of view because usually it’s a male in the studio with a model, or a male at the easel, and here you’re a nude figure in your own studio with all your paintings and your tools around you. There aren’t many paintings like that, she said. So I thought, well that’s interesting, that’s not something I was thinking about—I was thinking about what I feel in my studio, the vulnerability.

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

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Barbara Yoshida


You started your career as a painter and sculptor, and first became involved in photography with a project you did making portraits of women artists in New York City. I felt that male artists were photographed a lot, and I wasn’t seeing as many representations of women artists, and those that I did see weren’t…

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Mark di Suvero and Rirkrit Tiravanija (and invited artists), Peace Tower, installation at Whitney Museum

Whitney Biennial and Tate Triennial 2006


It may not be a fair comparison but you can’t help wondering: How can the Whitney Biennial be so exciting and the Tate Triennial so tedious when both are showcasing the same kind of contemporary art on either side of a well-traversed pond?

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

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James Siena


Can an artwork, and by extension the artist, be considered obsessive? James Siena: Selected Paintings and Drawings, 1990 – 2004, the artist’s 2004 mini-retrospective at Daniel Weinberg’s L.A. gallery would certainly seem to beg the question. Fastidiously installed in the gallery’s two exhibition spaces, the nineteen modestly scaled works – none larger than 29 x 23 inches – contain thousands upon thousands of concentrated brushstrokes.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

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Deborah Garwood


Your current project is called Evans Pond, Sequential Photographs, a Long-term Study. Where is Evans Pond? It’s about 80 miles south of New York, in New Jersey. The pond is part of the Cooper River system, which flows from Pennsylvania into southern New Jersey. Is it a familiar landscape? How did you settle on this…