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New American Paintings

Painter's Table

Painting OWU

  • “The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work…”
    …is the title of a book by Alain de Botton. Botton describes the conflicted relationship to work that many people experience in their lives, and he draws a poignant comparison with the experience of the craftsman’s work. In a job, he says, “……
    - 44 days ago, 8 Sep 18, 11:21am -
  • Elise Schweitzer

    - 7 Oct 17, 12:16am -
  • The Perils of Art

    The Perils of Art

    - 20 Sep 17, 11:05am -
  • Mistakes
    “When you hit a wrong note, it’s the next note that you play that determines if it’s good or bad.” -Miles Davis How often when painting do we put down a color patch, a mark, or a brushstroke that just doesn’t hit the note we’re after? Too…
    - 5 Nov 16, 8:58am -
  • Wayne Thiebaud’s Painted World
    I was privileged as a young student to participate in a workshop at Mountain Lake in Virginia in the early 1980s, organized by my teacher, Ray Kass, from Virginia Tech. I imagined that Thiebaud would be a kind of Oscar Wilde-like character, as colorf…
    - 7 Sep 16, 11:30pm -
  • Richard Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks 2

    Richard Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks 2

    Stanford University has launched an interactive website containing all of the sketchbooks of Richard Diebenkorn, 1922-1993. Click the drawing above to visit the site.
    - 18 Jan 16, 5:10pm -
  • Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks

    Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks

    Click the image to read Allison Meier’s article for Hyperallergic.
    - 26 Aug 15, 10:49am -
  • Richard Diebenkorn’s Notes To Myself On Beginning a Painting

    Richard Diebenkorn’s Notes To Myself On Beginning a Painting

    - 31 Jan 15, 5:54pm -
  • Danielle Muzina

    Danielle Muzina

    Brilliant new work by Danielle Muzina who graduated with her B.F.A from the OWU Department of Fine Arts in 2013. Danielle is in her first year of the M.F.A. program in painting at Miami University, Oxford, OH.
    - 14 Dec 14, 6:24pm -
  • Color Massing II

    Color Massing II

    Describing a breakthrough he had while struggling with a landscape painting, 19th century American painter, Albert Pinkham Ryder wrote, “…the old scene presented itself…and before my eyes , framed in an opening between two trees. It stood out l…
    - 19 Nov 14, 11:08pm -


  • Symposium- GENRE PAINTING
    All Welcome to the upcoming Symposium on Genre Painting in the Sybil Connolly Lecture Theatre at NCAD next Friday 19th January at 11 am. Advertisements
    - 11 Jan 18, 8:39am -
  • Damien Flood in conversation with Madeleine Moore
    The following is a transcript of a conversation between Damien Flood and Madeleine Moore at Damien Flood’s exhibition, A Root that Turns as the Sun Turns, at the Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, in November 2016. It coincided with a visit by second y…
    - 5 Oct 17, 10:10am -
  • Buse Kanlikilic – MFA Graduate, 2017
    This work here explores the relationship between traditional Turkish arts and the process of image making in the context of contemporary art. Referencing ornamental patterns from the arts of the Ottoman Empire, familiar visual elements are combined w…
    - 25 Jul 17, 8:06am -
  • Frances O’Dwyer – MFA Graduate, 2017
    Paint is incorporated into a broader exploration of media to become part of an assemblage, with recurring motifs suggesting a dialogue between object, image and material. Everyday observations, encounters and literature can become a starting point fo…
    - 6 Jul 17, 6:56am -
  • Meghan Heeney – MFA Graduate, 2017
    A moment. A silence. An experience of vastness and feeling informing those of a body, a female body rippling beneath the waves of interchanging events. Stains, colour, masking represent the sheet which makes us all universal. We all possess it yet…
    - 6 Jul 17, 6:42am -
  • Helen Richmond – MFA Graduate, 2017
    This work is based on my experience of accessing Irish mythology through English translations. A common theme in many of the stories is how things are taken or possessed. This has led me on a journey in to the indeterminate / liminal realm where the…
    - 30 Jun 17, 9:35am -
  • Matthew Mitchell – MFA Graduate,2017
    The work here is an attempt to find a visual language for the duality between our necessarily abstracted experience of place and being in the new digital landscape, and our perception of place and being in relation to the more tangible primeval geolo…
    - 30 Jun 17, 9:20am -
  • Ann Ensor – MFA Graduate, 2017
    My work explores the umwelt, and the spaces and porous boundaries between all entities, and how they relate with the environment and each other. Through physically experiencing the work, I want to show the necessity for us humans to share this planet…
    - 30 Jun 17, 8:11am -
  • Louisa Casas – MFA Graduate, 2017
    SUPERFICIES:SURFACE Addressing the sense of our increasing disembodiment in a reality mediated through the digital realm this work represents a counter balance to re-anchor physicality. Contrasted use of materiality and scale emphasise surface, textu…
    - 30 Jun 17, 7:43am -
  • Kurt Oppermann – MFA Graduate, 2017
    I use the figure as a space to examine the limits of the body. This work  approaches   the body as a situation where the organization of its components  can be re structured and altered. The formalities of scale,  physicality,  volume and densi…
    - 28 Jun 17, 11:39am -


  • The process of Wouter van de Koot
    The figurative work of Wouter van de Koot consists of paintings, drawings and installations with narrative characteristics. Typical are the attention to detail, the use of negative space and the theatrical atmosphere of his work. In carefully arrange…
    - 12 Nov 14, 4:10am -
  • 1, 2, Drei – Anna Virnich at FIAC (off)icielle

    1, 2, Drei – Anna Virnich at FIAC (off)icielle

    This year, I decided to only go to (OFF)icielle, the off part of the FIAC, which hosted some galleries that I knew have a good programme (Rod Barton, Elaine Levy, Stigter van Doesburg, ..). These are usually located on the first floor … Continue…
    - 30 Oct 14, 5:57am -
  • Reader’s Digest

    Reader’s Digest

    Impressive first exhibition outside his gallery wall, Sebastien Ricou shows American painter Keith J. Varadi at L’ancienne Société Bruxelloise d’Electricité. A must-see before 25 October.  “Things aren’t much wilder, I don’t think, tha…
    - 2 Oct 14, 9:15am -
  • Jill Mulleady

    Jill Mulleady

    The gallery Island in Brussels is showcasing work of artist Jill Mulleady in a solo show “El Dorado” until next Sunday. The artist, who used to be active in theatre, shows her latest work in this exhibition, replacing the canvas … Continue read…
    - 29 Sep 14, 10:40am -
  • Meticulous brush strokes of Marlene Dumas

    Meticulous brush strokes of Marlene Dumas

    It has been a long time since I last posted on this blog, mainly due to my intense other projects and being a young mother, but when I visited the Marlene Dumas’ exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam yesterday I … Continue reading →
    - 22 Sep 14, 6:23am -
  • Discoveries at FIAC 2013: Peggy Franck

    Discoveries at FIAC 2013: Peggy Franck

    After two years of pregnancy and maternity leave, I avoided large fairs such as Frieze and FIAC, but this year was time to go back. Although it is always unpleasant to walk around a fair, it is also exciting to … Continue reading →
    - 31 Oct 13, 10:15am -
  • Yonghi Yim’s painted collage

    Yonghi Yim’s painted collage

    With great surprise I discovered last week a micro-exhibition of Yonghi Yim which took place at Hectoliter gallery in Brussels from Thursday 30 May to Saturday 1 June. Working with wood and paper collage, she uses the rigidity of the … Continue rea…
    - 11 Jun 13, 5:36am -
  • Dip into human psyche with Gaillard and Claude

    Dip into human psyche with Gaillard and Claude

    Last week, I went to one of my favourite gallery in Brussels MOT INTERNATIONAL where they have currently a show on portrait Repeated Affinity featuring works of Aleksandra Domanovic, Gaillard & Claude and Manfred Jade. Although I found the work of…
    - 20 Mar 13, 3:56am -
  • Painting versus Object

    Painting versus Object

    Being ourself working on a Painting vs Photography exhibitions (Ponyhof team is back to work after a long maternity leave break!), we got quite caught by the title of Standpoint gallery’s latest exhibition in London: PAINTING-VERSUS-OBJECT running…
    - 3 Dec 12, 3:32pm -
  • Angel Vergara at Almine Rech, “the feeling of jubilation with regard to painting”

    Angel Vergara at Almine Rech, “the feeling of jubilation with regard to painting”

    Angel Vergara is not a painter in the classic sense of the word. He became known through his performances as straatman (streetman) when he was drawing hidden under a white sheet what was happening around him. Since then, he created … Continue readi…
    - 5 Sep 12, 5:43pm -

The Guardian: Painting

  • newEdward Burne-Jones review – art that shows how boring beauty can be
    Tate Britain, LondonThe pre-Raphaelite artist mastered detail perfectly but failed to see the bigger picture – life itselfHalfway through Tate Britain’s loving homage to the Victorian “visionary” Edward Burne-Jones I was startled to see a pai…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 6:12am -
  • newMatisse to modernity: the evolution of black female models in art
    A new exhibition explores the progression of black women within artwork from crass caricatures to figures in control of their sexualityIn 1863, the French artist Édouard Manet painted Olympia, a reclining nude prostitute, shedding a scandalous light…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 5:00am -
  • Megan Jones obituary
    Megan Jones, who has died aged 82, was a much loved artist whose main subject was the Welsh landscape, particularly that of the Upper Swansea Valley and southern parts of the Brecon Beacons national park. She adopted a distinctive expressionist style…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 18, 12:31pm -
  • Vuillard and Madame Vuillard review – all about his mother
    Barber Institute of Fine Arts, BirminghamÉdouard Vuillard’s formidable mother – his muse – haunts every shadowy painting and photograph in this compelling show exploring their shared lifeÉdouard Vuillard was 60 when his mother died in 1928. H…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 18, 3:00am -
  • Grotesque realism and a blood-soaked blockbuster – the week in art
    Edward Burne-Jones’ Arthurian visions arrive at Tate Britain, the British Library celebrates art, words and war, and Monster Chetwynd takes over Edinburgh – all in our weekly dispatchAnglo-Saxon KingdomsA blood-soaked blockbuster full of dragons,…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 9:44am -
  • Tattooed ladies, quick wit and a mystery affair: the other side of Edward Burne-Jones
    He’s best known for his ravishing paintings, but the pre-Raphaelite master also loved dashing off quirky sketches of everyday life – and his tubby friend William MorrisIt was the high-minded and noble Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones who painted all…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:07pm -
  • The haunting genius of a gothic giant – Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill review
    Strawberry Hill, LondonHorace Walpole, the inventor of modern gothic, returns to haunt the spooky house he built in a revealing exhibition of masterpieces and grim curiositiesHorace Walpole was an aesthetic rebel against convention a century ahead of…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 11:07am -
  • 'A soaring miracle of art' – Albukhary Gallery of the Islamic World review
    British Museum, LondonTwo new rooms present an alternative history of the world, beginning with works with a geometric sophistication and abstract calm that western art could not achieve for another 10 centuriesThe best way to get to the British Muse…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 9:07am -
  • All the president's men: what to make of Trump's bizarre new painting | Hannah Jane Parkinson
    The artwork hanging in the White House depicts the US president drinking with his Republican predecessorsThey say a picture is worth a thousand words, unless it’s a shredded Banksy, obviously, which is worth around £1m. But how to put a value on t…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 10:18am -
  • The Da Vinci mystery: why is his $450m masterpiece really being kept under wraps?
    When the unveiling of the long-lost Salvator Mundi was cancelled last month, there were cries of fake. But is there more to the controversy surrounding the world’s most expensive painting?In May 2008, some of the world’s greatest Leonardo da Vinc…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Oct 18, 10:00am -

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