Filed under: Art World, In the Studio, Seattle | Tags: Derek Eller Gallery, Greg Kucera Gallery, Joey Veltkamp, Philip Guston, Picasso, sculpture, Tang Museum, Whiting Tennis
A mid-career artist who shows with Derek Eller and Greg Kucera, Whiting Tennis was kind enough to spare a couple of hours to show me what he’s been working on lately, and I stopped by his North Seattle home and studio last week.
As we opened a couple of tall boys, Whiting began talking about what’s on his mind, and what he’d like most right now is time and lots of it. He explained that he’s got three months to prepare for a big Fall show at the Tang Museum. Tennis has tons of great ideas but worries about having enough hours to execute each of them. Like many artists, when pushing in new directions, doubt can creep in. One might think, ”Will this work? Is this any good?” I’m a bit more confident in Tennis—I predict his solo show for the Tang, Opener 22: Whiting Tennis, will be one of his best shows yet. —Joey Veltkamp, Seattle contributor
Filed under: Art World, DC, Features | Tags: American Academy in Rome, Giorgio de Chirico, Giotto, Marlborough Gallery, Matthew Smith, Philip Guston, Phillips Collection, Piero della Francesca, Rome
TOP: Philip Guston, Pantheon, 1973. Oil on panel. Private Collection, Woodstock, NY. BOTTOM: Philip Guston, Rome, 1971. Oil on paper. Images: © Estate of Philip Guston; courtesy McKee Gallery, New York, NY.
Philip Guston, celebrated abstract expressionist of the New York school, returned to the American Academy in Rome (where he was a fellow in 1949) as resident artist in 1970-71 on the heels of his poorly-received show at Marlborough Gallery in New York, which introduced his controversial return to figurative painting. Currently on display at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., Philip Guston, Roma exhibits the works produced by Guston during his six-month Rome residency — arguably the most creatively fertile period of his career — and presents the artist’s complex visual dialogue with Italian art and culture through the symbolic shorthand that came to characterize his later work. More images after the jump. —Matthew Smith, DC contributor
Filed under: Art World | Tags: Chris Johanson, Gabriel Orozco, Gerhard Richter, Jessica Stockholder, Jonas Wood, Luc Tuymans, Nadiah Fellah, Philip Guston, Rachel Harrison, Robert Rauschenberg, Vija Celmins
TOP: Robert Rauschenberg, Palladian Xmas (Spread), 1980 | Solvent transfer, acrylic, fabric and collage on wood panel, 74.25 x 133.75 x 7.5 inches. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. BOTTOM: Jessica Stockholder, installation view of Sailcloth Tears, Mitchell-Innis & Nash, New York.
Last month, the editorial staff at New American Paintings posed the poll question, “Which artist, dead or alive, has most influenced contemporary painting?” Like many 20-somethings, I have suffered the youthful ignorance of generations that came before mine, but the fact remains that artists are often indebted to those that came before them. In the world of contemporary painting, there are a few artists that have emphatically led the pack in their generations, and they comprise the three names that received the most votes: Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, and Philip Guston. Each revolutionized painting in their own right and have inspired entire generations of contemporary artists since. Read more after the jump! —Nadiah Fellah, San Francisco contributor