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New American Paintings



    - 25 Jul 13, 10:30am -
  • Back To The Digital Future: NAP Site Redesign

    Back To The Digital Future: NAP Site Redesign

    There have been a number of big days for New American Paintings over the past twenty years, but this may very well be the biggest. Today, we are pleased to present our new web site, which has been in top-secret development for a number of months. T…
    - 24 Jul 13, 9:08am -
  • Abstract Planking: Jason Middlebrook at Lora Reynolds Gallery

    Abstract Planking: Jason Middlebrook at Lora Reynolds Gallery

    Painting on wood panels is old-school, the most popular way of supporting media until canvas took over in the 16th century. Jason Middlebrook isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel by painting directly onto internally cut trunks from the local mill. Bu…
    - 22 Jul 13, 9:00am -
  • Self Conscious: Pat Snow & Matthew John Winters at grayDUCK Gallery

    Self Conscious: Pat Snow & Matthew John Winters at grayDUCK Gallery

    It seems almost fated that Texas transplants Pat Snow and Matthew John Winters would exhibit together. The mellifluous title to their grayDUCK Gallery duet Wintersnow Snowinters echoes the innate, mantra-like concentration evident in their respective…
    - 16 Jul 13, 8:30am -
  • Museum Admission: José Lerma at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

    Museum Admission: José Lerma at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

    Engaging all the melodrama and frivolity of commemorative portraiture, José Lerma’s most recent exhibition, currently on view at the MCA Chicago, challenges the long-since relevant historical relationship between social status and painting. Fittin…
    - 10 Jul 13, 8:30am -
  • Ellsworth Kelly at Matthew Marks Gallery

    Ellsworth Kelly at Matthew Marks Gallery

    Ellsworth Kelly has recalled of his early development as an artist: “I didn’t want to paint people. I wanted to paint something I had never seen before. I didn’t want to make what I was looking at. I wanted the fragments.” In Ellsworth Kelly…
    - 5 Jul 13, 8:30am -
  • Pacific Coast Competition Deadline Extended!

    Pacific Coast Competition Deadline Extended!

    Pacific Coast artists (residing in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington), The Deadline has been extended to July 7th, Midnight, EST.* We are happy to have Janet Bishop, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Moder…
    - 3 Jul 13, 8:30am -
  • Ella Hatchet: Alex Chitty and Alice Tippit at Roots & Culture

    Ella Hatchet: Alex Chitty and Alice Tippit at Roots & Culture

    At once phonetic and ambiguous, the work in Ella Hatchet reflects the title – a collection of paintings, photographs, and sculptures by Alex Chitty and Alice Tippit that strike a mood, rather than a specific target. In fact, the symbol a target wou…
    - 2 Jul 13, 8:30am -
  • Overlapping Disjuncture: Christine Frerichs at gallery km

    Overlapping Disjuncture: Christine Frerichs at gallery km

    Christine Frerichs’ current solo show “The Conversation” at gallery km is dynamic, new, and not to be missed. The main gallery space is filled with ten large 44 x 34 paintings that are three-dimensional, visually enticing, and inviting.  At fi…
    - 1 Jul 13, 8:30am -
  • New American Paintings Pacific Coast Deadline

    New American Paintings Pacific Coast Deadline

    Our next New American Paintings deadline is for the Pacific Coast region, which includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.  If you reside in any of these states, now is your chance to apply to New American Paintings. The Deadlin…
    - 28 Jun 13, 8:30am -

Painter's Table

Painting OWU

  • 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 -
  • Catherine Mulligan

    Catherine Mulligan

    “Painting is how I come to understand and articulate my feelings about existing in the world, to put it as broadly as possible. Uncertainties, insecurities, and unmet hopes or desires I aim to contain and resolve through a painterly language that i…
    - 8 Nov 14, 11:56am -


  • 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

  • Are female artists worth collecting? Tate doesn’t seem to think so | Helen Gørrill
    The museum preaches diversity, but its annual acquistions suggest that great art is mostly created by menThe dire situation for equality in the British visual arts has been laid bare. We’ve reversed back into the Victorian age, where women can’t…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • From EM Forster to Mamma Mia! Why we can't resist the Mediterranean
    Sunshine, sensuality, and a dash of danger... the ‘warm south’ has fascinated writers and artists for hundreds of years. But why are the Brits so obsessed?Some readers may be lucky enough this holiday season to experience one day, or just a momen…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Aug 18, 6:00am -
  • Denny Long obituary
    My mother, the artist Denny Long, who has died aged 74, was well known in Bristol and Cornwall for her work in many media – painting, collage, etchings and prints.In 1981 Denny was a founder of the group Women’s Art Works. She curated and took pa…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 1:12pm -
  • Stanley Spencer’s The Dustman or The Lovers: a suburban fantasy
    The 20th-century British artist takes (another) turn for the unconventionalThis 1934 work is certainly true to Stanley Spencer’s famous remark: “I am on the side of angels and of dirt.” It portrays a dustman, returned home to the arms of his wi…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 5:00am -
  • Sapeurs, self-portraits and silks: African contemporary arts – in pictures
    From photography to abstract work, via painting and tapestry, more than 30 artists are showing work at the African Passions exhibition in Évora, Portugal Continue reading...
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 2:00am -
  • Lights, canvas, action: paintings and drawings by Orson Welles
    Rarely seen artworks by the great director feature in a film by documentarist and diehard fan Mark Cousins, who talks about discovering a different side to Citizen Welles• Read an interview with Mark Cousins about his film The Eyes of Orson Welles,…
    - 10 days ago, 4 Aug 18, 6:55pm -
  • John Singer Sargent’s Gassed: a chilling image of war
    The renowned portrait painter takes a dark turn in capturing the horrors of conflict Gassed, from 1919, is painted on a heroic scale – 611cm long – and the composition recalls the heroes of classical friezes, parading in a line. Continue reading.…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Aug 18, 4:59am -
  • Pat de Groot obituary
    At the end of Cape Cod, in the wild place known as Provincetown, the artist Pat de Groot, who has died aged 88, was “bohemian royalty”, according to her friend John Waters, the film-maker. During her 70 years in the town she shared the beach with…
    - 15 days ago, 31 Jul 18, 12:53pm -
  • Deirdre Borlase obituary

    - 16 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 11:38am -
  • Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33 review – sex, death and decadence
    Tate Modern, LondonThe artists condemned as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis really did revel in the perverse and depraved, and their sex and violence-drenched paintings still shockIn a self-portrait that he sketched in the 1930s, George Grosz is gettin…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 9:14am -
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