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40 Galleries You Should Know if You Love Paint by New American Paintings
June 29, 2012, 8:15 am
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It is a simple truth that in any given month, if you added up all of the available space in commercial galleries around the country, the amount dedicated to painting would dwarf that of all other media. The list that I have compiled consists of 40 United States’ based galleries that have a proclivity for painting. That is not to say that painting is the only medium that these galleries show; indeed, most represent artists producing work in a range of media. All of them, however, have shown a particular interest in the medium over an extended period of time, and all have stables of artists that are at least 50% painters.


Mark Flood. Courtesy of Zach Feuer

The list is obviously far from comprehensive, and I consciously avoided blue chip galleries such as David Zwirner and Matthew Marks in favor of younger spaces. Some dealers I have personal relationships with, and others I know only casually. If you love the medium of painting, these are all spaces that you should be familiar with.

I hope that you find the list informative. Directly below is a list and after the jump you’ll find some brief comments and a list of noteable artists. Enjoy! – Steven Zevitas, President/Publisher, New American Paintings

ACME
American Contemporary
Angles Gallery
Jeff Bailey Gallery
Shane Campbell Gallery
Canada
Lisa Cooley
Corbett vs. Dempsey
CRG Gallery
Devening Projects + Editions
Eleven Rivington
Feature Inc
Zach Feuer
Freight + Volume
Gallery Paule Anglim
James Fuentes
James Harris Gallery
Harris Lieberman Gallery
Horton Gallery
Inman Gallery
International Art Objects Galleries
James Kelly Contemporary
Leo Koenig, Inc.
David Kordansky Gallery
LaMontagne Gallery
Gregory Lind Gallery
Marx & Zavattero
Anthony Meier Fine Arts
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Mark Moore Gallery
Friedrich Petzel Gallery
Pierogi
Sue Scott Gallery
Sikkema, Jenkins & Co
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
Texas Gallery
Susan Vielmetter Los Angeles Art Projects
Daniel Weinberg Gallery
Howard Yezerksi Gallery
Zieher Smith

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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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Must-See Exhibitions: A Summer Guide by openstudiospress


Chris Johanson, Hey There, That’s You, 2011 | Acrylic and latex and mirror on wood, 45 1/2 x 54 inches. Courtesy Altman Siegel, San Francisco.


It’s time to break out the sunscreen and the summer group shows (and there’s no shortage of each). 
Our editorial staff have put together our Summer Must-See list for July and August, our guide to more than 50 of the best contemporary painting exhibitions in the country, including dozens of notable and not-to-be-missed shows by masters like De Kooning and serious emerging talent like Matt Connors, Lesley Vance, Leidy Churchman, Chris Johanson, and more. Also included are our picks for summer shows by artists previously featured in New American Paintings.

From L.A. to Chicago, Houston to New York and back, our guide includes exhibitions in every corner of the country. Images and listings after the jump!

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‘Shakedown’ at DODGE gallery (PHOTOS) by openstudiospress

Taylor Davis, d sell em, 2009, watercolor and watercolor pencil on paper, 10 x 14 inches

With the summer equinox behind us, that can only mean one thing: summer group shows. Capping off their inaugural year in business, New York’s DODGE gallery on the Lower East Side recently opened with one of our summer favorites. SHAKEDOWN, featuring work by the gallery’s roster and invited artists, is a veritable ‘who’s who’ of emergent talent from Boston and New York, including work by Jane Fox Hipple, Laurel Sparks, Taylor Davis, Robert de Saint Phalle, Environmental Services, and several others.

More pics after the jump!

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In the Studio: Laurel Sparks by openstudiospress
August 18, 2010, 10:00 am
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Godstar, 2010 | Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Clinton Hill, Brooklyn-based artist Laurel Sparks makes paintings that appear to shimmer and decay simultaneously, covering her canvases with rich, colorful textures which abstract drawn images bred from photographs. Featured in the 2010 DeCordova Biennial, organized by DeCordova Assistant Curator Dina Deitsch, Sparks’s forms seem both organic and man-made, breaking apart and obscuring images of glamor until they exist only as layers of color, form, and texture. We caught up with the artist last week to talk about her work.

EJG: Tell me about what’s going on in your studio right now.
LS:
I started off the year working on a new series of paintings called Carnival Ecstasy (named after an influential pansexual orgy scene from Jack Smith’s film Flaming Creatures). The past few months I have been focused on a large series of collage drawings on paper. This work emerged out of my sketchbook practice, which is how I develop imagery for paintings. The collages have a different sensibility from my large paintings because they are more graphic and precise. I am still working with movement and distortion, but instead of pouring and smearing paint, I carefully fuse cut paper and small objects to 19″x13″ drawings.

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