Filed under: Competitions, NAP News, Noteworthy | Tags: Amy Sherald, Annie Lapin, Annual Prize, Bart Vargas, Chris Scarborough, Ellen Sieberg, Jim Gaylord, Joseph Cohen, Matthew Bourbon, Matthew Penkala, Megan Dirks, Mike Nudelman, Reader's Choice, Vera Iliatova
New American Paintings Annual Prize: Reader’s Choice
For the first time in the 17 year history of the publication, we’re asking our readers who they think deserves some attention. We’re pleased to present the New American Paintings Annual Prize, including two components: a cash prize of $1,000 awarded to one Noteworthy artist featured this year, determined by a panel of seasoned curators, and a $500 gift certificate sponsored by BLICK Art Materials, with the winner decided by YOU, our reader! Take a look at all 12 of this year’s Noteworthy artists below and VOTE NOW!
Voting is open through January 7. The winner of the Reader’s Choice will be announced on Monday, January 17, and the winner of the Annual Prize will be announced Monday, January 31.
Filed under: Competitions, Sneak Peeks | Tags: 91, Lawrence Rinder, Pacific Coast
We just received our advanced copies of the Pacific Coast edition, juried by Lawrence Rinder, Director of the Berkeley Arts Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Look for #91 on newsstands and in the mail later this month!
Click here to review the entire list of selected artists, and check out a few sneak preview pics below after the jump. — Drew Katz, Associate Publisher
Cover featuring artwork by Erik Mark Sandberg, Los Angeles, CA
Filed under: Competitions | Tags: Belinda Haikes, Dan Cameron, Dana Hargrove, Karen Ann Myers, Regina Jestrow, Southern Competition
Check out some of the latest entries to the Southern Competition, juried by Dan Cameron, Founder & Organizer, Prospect New Orleans. The deadline to apply is December 31, so keep the entries coming! We’ll be updating the blog with highlights throughout the competition. Apply online! For more information about this and other competitions, visit the competitions page on our website.
NOTE: The following are random selections, and in no way reflect, or influence, final selections made by the juror.
Dana Hargrove, Facade #7 | Acrylic on Panel, 30 x 30 inches
Belinda Haikes, Install View of The Duke, Vannevar, Charlie and Peter | Acrylic on Canvas
Regina Jestrow, W | Gouache, 180 x 255 inches
Karen Ann Myers, Untitled (Checkered Floor) | Oil on Canvas, 72 x 48 inches
Filed under: Art World, Q&A | Tags: 74, ACT UP, Artforum, Chelsea, Depeche Mode, Evan J. Garza, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Johnny Rotten, Kate Moss, Liz Markus, new wave, New York, punk rock, Wham!, ZieherSmith
Artforum, 2010 | Collage and glitter on unprimed canvas, 105 x 105 inches. Images courtesy the artist and ZieherSmith, New York.
Liz Markus is a huge Depeche Mode fan. (And it shows.) Are You Punk or New Wave?, an exhibition of eight large new paintings and the New York artist’s third solo show with ZieherSmith in Chelsea, is packed with references to both of the 1980s music genres as well as major art figures from the time, executed with both sharp wit and an attitude appropriate for the subject matter itself. We met at ZieherSmith last week to talk about her new work, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and ACT UP. —Evan J. Garza
EJG: Did you grow up listening to punk rock?
I did. I grew up listening to new wave music, and punk rock when I was in art school. So, late—like ten years later. That was a question people would ask you at school, “Are you punk or new wave?” I went to an all-girls prep school, so no one was really punk, but there was one new wave girl. And I remember asking her, “Are you punk or new wave?” and she was like, “New wave.”
(installation view) Liz Markus: Are You Punk or New Wave? at ZieherSmith, New York
Filed under: In the Studio | Tags: Brooklyn, Columbia University, Guggenheim, Jaqueline Cedar
Way down in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, in a studio building a stone’s throw from the water’s edge of Gowanus Bay, Jaqueline Cedar is pushing pink paint around on a canvas. Included in edition #73 of New American Paintings, Cedar teaches painting at Columbia and works in the education department of the Guggenheim, but her most important role is working as an artist. And her recent work is pretty exciting.
Fascinated by Arshile Gorky and Orphic Cubism, Cedar’s work pushes and pulls figures back and forth between rich geometric backdrops of abstraction, constantly toying with figuration, color, form, and space. She often works on several paintings at a time, and Cedar isn’t afraid of constantly moving around. She lives in Little Italy, works uptown, and commutes to her studio not far from the tail end of the N train in Brooklyn. I stopped by for a studio visit this week. More photos after the jump. – Evan J. Garza
Filed under: Competitions | Tags: 91, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Lawrence Rinder, Pacific Coast
“I wonder if the act of making art itself is a kind of holding together. If so, then artists are more necessary than ever before.” – Lawrence Rinder
We are pleased to announce that the following artists have been selected as winners for the 2010 Pacific Coast Competition, to be featured in edition #91 of New American Paintings, juried by Lawrence Rinder, Director of the Berkeley Arts Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Look for #91 on newsstands later this month!
Matthew Troy Mullins
John McGuire Olsen
Matthew J. Penkala
Eros Shuo Zhao
Filed under: Art World, On the Road | Tags: Art Basel Miami Beach, James Sienna, Julian Opie, Nick Cave
It’s our last day at Art Basel Miami and the last several days have been fantastic. Come by Booth M15 in the Magazines section before 6pm today and receive special rates on issues of New American Paintings. And say hey to Dana, our Designer and Production Manager! Special thanks to all who stopped by our booth and to each of the previously featured artists who made this trip great.
New American Paintings artist James Sienna
Filed under: Art World, On the Road | Tags: Art Basel Miami Beach, Dana Cordova, Eddie Martinez, Jessica Fortin, Steven Zevitas
Steven Zevitas, President and Publisher of New American Paintings, standing in front of Eddie Martinez’s masterpiece triptych, The Feast, 2010, presented by ZieherSmith in the Art Positions section of Art Basel Miami Beach
So far, it has been a great week at Art Basel Miami, full of meeting many New American Paintings artists, subscribers, enjoyed lots of sushi and a few too many parties… It is always so gratifying for me to meet the artists we help in person and hear about their experiences. Likewise, it is also great to talk with collectors who consider the publication to be a vital tool, and who tell me they use it regularly to make collecting purchases.
If you are in Miami this weekend, please stop by Booth M15 in the Magazines section to say hi! – Dana Cordova, Designer & Production Manager
Dana Cordova, Designer/Production Manager, & Jessica Fortin, Operations Manager
Filed under: Art World | Tags: Carolyn Swiszcz, Charles Burwell, Craig Drennen, Cynthia Ona Innis, David X. Levine, Erik Parker, James Cook, Kyle Field, Laurie Hogin, Linda Geary, Lisa Sanditz, Liz Markus, Louise LeBourgeois, Marcus Kenney, Mark Leibert, Michael Scoggins, Shane McAdams, Sigrid Sandström, Stephen Dinsmore, Tyler Stallings
Liz Markus, Christopher Wool, 2010 | Acrylic on unprimed canvas, 84 x 72 inches. Courtesy ZieherSmith, New York.
The editorial staff at New American Paintings has put together a list of more than 50 of the top painting exhibitions on view at private galleries across the country in December—from New York to L.A. to Miami, Houston, Chicago, and more—including 20 shows from artists previously included in New American Paintings and featuring more than 30 notable and not-to-be-missed shows from emerging artists to major players like Andy Warhol, Anselm Kiefer, and Brice Marden. ‘Tis the season to gallery hop, so get to it. —Evan J. Garza
NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS ARTISTS ON VIEW
Liz Markus - Edition #74 (2008 Northeast)
November 18 – December 18, 2010
Lisa Sanditz, Cat Shit Pastoral, 2009 | Acrylic and oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy ACME, Los Angeles.
Lisa Sanditz - EDITOR’S PICK - MFA 2001, Edition #50 (2004 Northeast), #74 (2008 Northeast)
November 20 – December 18, 2010