Filed under: Art World, New York | Tags: California Biennial, Cordy Ryman, DODGEgallery, Evan J. Garza, Foster Prize, Franklin Evans, Matthew Rich, Sarah Cain
From left to right: Cordy Ryman, Franklin Evans, and Matthew Rich. Installation view. The Thingness of Color, DODGE gallery, New York.
Literally in the shadow of the boxy New Museum building, in the burgeoning Lower East Side gallery district of Manhattan, a new group show at DODGE gallery is notable not only for its contribution to a growing attention to sculptural and installation forms of painting, but also because three of the four artists exhibited here were included in our 11 to Watch in 2011: Editor’s Picks earlier this year. The Thingness of Color, which includes work by Sarah Cain, Franklin Evans, Matthew Rich, and Cordy Ryman, explores exactly what the title suggests—the three-dimensional qualities of hue itself—with colorful object-hood firmly in tow. —Evan J. Garza, Editor-at-Large
Filed under: Art World, Features | Tags: Alex Hubbard, Allison Schulnik, Angel Otero, Aurel Schmidt, Bejnamin Degen, Eddie Martinez, Evan J. Garza, Franklin Evans, Iva Gueorguieva, Jeffrey Gibson, Leidy Churchman, Lesley Vance, Marieta Chirulescu, Matt Connors, Matthew Rich, Michael Hilsman, Nathan Hylden, Roger White, Sarah Cain, Steven Zevitas, Summer Wheat, Tauba Auerbach, Wendy White, Zak Prekop
Jeffrey Gibson, Looped, 2010 | Acrylic, oil, and spray paint on linen, 16.5 x 21 inches. Courtesy Samsøn, Boston.
Through the course of a year, we see a lot of work. After reviewing thousands of artists annually through the New American Paintings jurying process, visiting hundreds of private gallery exhibitions and museum shows, attending major art fairs, and doing countless studio visits across the country, the editorial staff at NAP have put together a shortlist of artists that really stood out from the pack last year. These are the artists to watch in 2011.
2010 was an exciting year for contemporary painting, from a painting-heavy Whitney Biennial, to stand-out works in MoMA PS1‘s Greater New York, to huge showings at art fairs like NADA and Art Basel Miami Beach, and with each exhibition a new way of thinking about the medium itself. President and publisher of New American Paintings, Steven Zevitas, and I have each put together a list of 11 artists to look out for this year, which puts the total at 22 painters to watch! So keep your eyes peeled. Pics (and picks) after the jump. —Evan J. Garza, Editor-at-Large