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NAP #101 Sneak Peek by New American Paintings

Within the next few weeks the Midwest issue of New American Paintings, #101, will be received by subscribers and newsstands across the country. Publisher/Editor, Steven Zevitas, remarks in his Editor’s note, “I have a feeling that this issue of New American Paintings might be a bit provocative to a portion of our readership on account of the ways it pushes the idea of what constitutes a ‘painting.'” Juror, Lisa D. Freiman, Senior Curator and Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, mentions in her essay that, “Most of the works by Midwest artists chosen…challenge traditional definitions of painting or sculpture and instead explore a hybrid state that incorporates aspects of both…” We hope you will pick-up a copy and let us know what you think!

You can order this back-issue online or by calling 617-778-5265 x0

After the jump see a full list of the artists selected for the NAP #101, and a few sneak peek photographs of the issue. Enjoy!

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Deconstructing Nature at Hunterdon Art Museum by New American Paintings

If you’re in Jersey in the next few months, check out a show curated by our friend, Jonathon Greene, Director of Exhibitions, at the Hunterdon Art Museum. It features past New American Paintings artists Chris Ballantyne (NAP #76 and 2002 MFA Annual), Gregory Euclide (NAP #53, 71, 83), and Dean Monogenis (NAP #80). Also in the exhibitions are great works by Kim Keever and Voshardt/Humphrey. The show is open now and will run through January 29th, 2012. The opening reception will be Sunday, October 16th, from 2 to 4pm. More after the jump!


Chris Ballantyne | Pool Overgrown, 2010, Acrylic on panel, 36 x 48 in., Courtesy Steven Zevitas Gallery

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NAP Artists at PULSE New York by openstudiospress

PULSE New York never seems to disappoint, as made clear by Trenton Doyle Hancock‘s exhibition for the Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI) this weekend. It’s a fair that seems to get stronger each year, and 2011 is no different. Our Designer/Production Manager, Dana Cordova, took some shots of previously featured New American Paintings artists exhibited at PULSE this year, including Gregory Euclide, Astrid Bowlby, Hadieh Shafie, Frohawk Two-Feathers, and more. Pics after the jump.

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Q&A: Gregory Euclide by openstudiospress
August 24, 2010, 10:00 am
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The following was written by Kirsten Incorvaia for My Love For You Is a Stampede of Horses, a blog by Meighan O’Toole cataloging low brow and contemporary art, and originally posted on August 17. Gregory Euclide is based in Minneapolis and was featured in editions #83, #71, & #53 of New American Paintings. You can read more about Euclide’s work on My Love For You… as well as his blog.

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Names can be very telling of one’s personality and even their tomorrow, which seemed to ring true for Gregory Euclide. When he was a boy, a loved one gave him a plaque engraved with the meaning of his name: “The Watchful One.” As an adult, Gregory’s observations span from city life to rural country and the fine art scene to high school classrooms. Flat surfaces are not enough for Euclide to relay his findings, which manifest themselves in an assemblage of paint, moss, dirt, paper, styrofoam, and beyond. His unconventional landscapes are so realistic that they actual require watering.

Do Gregory’s natural renditions critique human destruction? What happens when precious living matter decays right off the surface of his paintings? These are the questions we presented Euclide with, and he shared an intelligent, compelling interview in response.

Gregory Euclide

Growing up in Wisconsin, how did you relate to nature? What woods and fields did you play in, how often did you go there, where did your imagination take you?

We lived out in the country surrounded by farm fields. There were ponds, gravel pits, dumps, farms and abandoned barns. It was a pretty amazing landscape to grow up in. Of course, as a kid I was not thinking about this stuff the way I am now. My parents left a majority of the yard grow natural, so there was a large area of tall grass. When other people moved into the subdivision they did the same. This left great fields for wandering and the property lines were blurred. I would walk the fields and go into the 50 foot forests that separated the farm fields almost every day. I used to bury Ball Jars containing maps of the forts I had created. I was always thrilled to see what had happen to the ink when I dug them up years later.

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