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Gallerist at Home: David B. Smith by New American Paintings

Denver’s burgeoning contemporary art scene is anchored by such galleries as David B. Smith Gallery. Representing artists like Laura Ball (NAP #61, #97), Hong Seon Jang, and Cole Sternberg, the gallery is at once contemporary and relevant—and growing with the times.

1. Smith at gallery
David Smith (center, in tie) at opening reception for Hong Seon Jang, Labyrinth, at David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, May 2012. Time-lapse photograph courtesy of Paul Winner.

In his home, as with most other “gallerists at home,” Smith’s passion and enthusiasm for the artists he represents professionally is clear. Pairing paintings with photography and sculpture, he has created a warm and inviting space that reflects his humor and personality as well. – Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor

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Pacific Coast Issue #97 Sneak Peak! by New American Paintings

The 2011 Pacific Coast Issue, #97, is now hitting newsstands across the US. It is expected to ship to subscribers in the next 1 to 2 weeks, so keep an eye out. The juror for this much-anticipated issue was Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

In her essay, Ellegood notes that, “Painting is a surface for imagination. This is abundantly evident in the submissions I reviewed for this edition of New American Paintings. While the works presented in the following pages are notably eclectic, one striking correspondence among the artists is their belief that painting can offer us insights into our world…” — View a list of all featured artists and see a few more sneak peaks after the jump!

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

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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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