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Northeast Issue #98 Sneek Peek! by New American Paintings

The 2012 Northeast Issue, #98, is now hitting newsstands across the US. We expect them to ship to subscribers in the next 1 to 2 weeks, so check those mailboxes! The juror for the Northeast issue was Dina Deitsch, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA.

Deitsch notes in her essay, “While the Northeast can be characterized by its cold weather, ties to the earliest days of American history, a collection of some very good schools, and perhaps, what is politely termed a Yankee frugality or better yet, pragmatism, the truth of the matter is that the art here bears no such defining characteristics. In the realm of painting, where the limits are the mind and hand, there is a remarkable range of forward-thinking ideas, subject matter, and technique. In the grouping of painters featured in this issue of New American Paintings you’ll come across works that speak more to the human experience—both local and global—and a broadening effect of thinking through painting as a material, as color, and less as a means to an end. This shift towards the materiality of paint seems to almost reinvigorate the medium, taking it into the space of the world itself.”

— View a list of all featured artists after the jump!

You can pre-order the issue by calling 617-778-5265.

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In the Studio: Hannah Cole by openstudiospress
July 29, 2010, 10:00 am
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Parallel, 2010 | Oil on canvas, 36 x 56 inches

In an industrial part of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, under the elevated subway tracks at Smith & 9th Street, lies the studio building of New York-based artist Hannah Cole. The rolling sounds of the F and G trains were heard overhead as I visited with her recently, an appropriate setting for Cole, whose subject matter is often culled from her surroundings. Her recent paintings are geometric abstractions of objects seen in her walk to the studio.

“It’s exciting to me to see stuff on the street that I don’t know how I’m going to translate into paint,” Cole tells me in her studio. “That’s the most exciting problem to have because that’s always where the more interesting painting happens.”

History Painting #1, 2009 | Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

Double Subtext (Purple Smudge), 2010 | Oil on canvas, 22 x 24 inches
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