Filed under: Art World | Tags: Jonas Wood, Steve Roden, John McAllister, Andrew Masullo, Echo Eggebrecht, Forest Bess, Anna Betbeze, Matthias Dornfeld, Gabriel Hartley, Dave Miko, Dona Nelson, Analia Saban
2011 was a strong year for the ever-resilient medium of painting as artists continued to push the idea of just what a painting can be in terms of materials, scale and subject. I expect that 2012 will be no different. Over the past twelve months I visited hundreds of gallery exhibitions and did dozens of studio visits. Because of New American Paintings, I was also privileged to review the work of the more than 5,000 artists who applied to our competitions in 2011. In short, I looked at a lot of painting, and still, I regularly came across artists whose work took me somewhere completely new. - View the complete list of our 12 to watch in 2012 after the jump!
Filed under: Art World, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, DC, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Must-Sees | Tags: Heyd Fontenot, Frohawk Two Feathers, William Swanson, Jonas Wood, Must-Sees, Jaq Chartier, Kristine Moran, Robert Jessup, Josh Smith, Gianna Commito, Tomory Dodge, Kenneth Noland, Steve Roden, David Rathman, Claire Sherman
Kristine Moran, Slow-wave 2, 2011 | Oil on canvas, 60 x 54 inches. Courtesy of Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York
It’s March, which means art fairs and new spring openings. The snow is melting (somewhat) and it’s time to hit the pavement to see some new work. The editorial staff at New American Paintings have put together a list of more than 40 of the top painting exhibitions on view at private galleries across the country this month—from New York to Los Angeles, Chicago to Miami, and more—including more than a dozen shows from artists previously included in New American Paintings and featuring dozens of notable and not-to-be-missed shows from across the country.