Filed under: Art World, Kansas City, On the Road | Tags: Allison Schulnik, Andrew Katz, Angel Otoro, Archie Scott Gobber, Bill Brady, Bruce Hartman, Carrie Scanga, Cordy Ryman, Corey Antis, Dana Schutz, David Ford, Dolphin Gallery, Huma Bhabha, Ian Davis, James Brinsfield, Jason Fox, Joe Bradley, Jules de Balincourt, Justin Gainan, Kansas City, KEHINDE WILEY, Kent Michael Smith, Kirk Hayes, Leidy Churchman, Lisa Sanditz, Miles Neidinger, Nate Fors, Nerman Museum, Oppenheimer, Plug Projects, Tomory Dodge
That’s right, there is great art in Kansas City. Let me start by saying that I am no stranger to the region. I grew up in Kansas (leaving off the “City” on purpose, for those sticklers for geography), and since leaving it behind for college 15 years ago, a lot has changed. For example, the suburbs have grown beyond belief, the downtown area is no longer a place you go to get shot, and you can eat excellent food that isn’t BBQ. Although I don’t know why you would do the latter. But more importantly to you, a reader of this blog and I assume an art lover, KC has a robust and continually growing art scene. I only got a taste during my recent visit, but figured there was more than enough to share. I was fortunate enough to stop by the Nerman Museum, Dolphin Gallery, Bill Brady Gallery, and Plug Projects, places I would consider “Must-Sees” while visiting the city. - Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher (And Kansas Native)
Filed under: Art Fairs | Tags: Eric Yahnker, Tomory Dodge, Mike Bayne, art fair, NYC, armory, scope, Lee Gainer, Martin Basher, Tom LaDuke, Michael Joaquin Grey, Bo Christian Larsson, James Chronister, JongSeok Yoon, Casey Gray, Brad Woodfin, Eric Finzi, Daniel Karrer, Alison Blickle
Our guest photo bloggers are on the ground and covering fairs in NYC this weekend. We first heard from Lee Gainer, a painter from Arlington, VA, who sent some notable pieces from the Armory Show and Scope Art Fair. Gainer noted that, “Scope was lean this year. Due to gusty winds, the tent was rockin’! It also made the floor twist a bit and some works on pedestals were in danger of tipping. Funny thing, there were many works involving doughnuts or optical illusions using mirrors…While Scope had doughnuts, the Armory had many (!) mirrored and or chromed works. Also the free Nordic gallery section posters was a big hit. Many guests were grabbing at least one of each. Later that evening, two lovely young ladies knocked over a large multi-chair sculpture with their rolled poster bundles. They left in an embarrassed shuffle, leaving behind a few of their posters but the sculpture was unharmed. Sculpture 1, guest 0.”
Check out one of Lee’s paintings directly below, and see her favorites from Scope after the jump! And look for more pictures throughout the weekend.
Filed under: Art World, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, DC, Los Angeles, Must-Sees, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle | Tags: Claire Sherman, David Rathman, Frohawk Two Feathers, Gianna Commito, Heyd Fontenot, Jaq Chartier, Jonas Wood, Josh Smith, Kenneth Noland, Kristine Moran, Must-Sees, Robert Jessup, Steve Roden, Tomory Dodge, William Swanson
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.