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Must See Painting Shows: October by New American Paintings
October 12, 2012, 7:28 am
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More than three dozen New American Paintings’ alumni are on view throughout the country this month, including six past cover artists: Kirk Hayes, Shara Hughes, Michael Krueger,  Devin Troy Strother, Elisa Johns and Kim McCarty, whose show at Morgan Lehman in New York opens in late October. You have until the end of this Saturday to see solo exhibitions by Ted Larsen in Philadelphia, Robert Kelly in Santa Fe, Gregory Euclide in Denver, and Marc Seguin, Mark Flood, and Erik Parker, all in New York City. Be sure to catch the just opened show of new paintings by Boston-native, Emily Eveleth, at Danese in New York.


NAP Covers: Michael Krueger, Kim McCarty, Elisa Johns, Shara Hughes, Kirk Hayes, Devin Troy Strother

I just had the chance to visit Chicago to check out Expo Chicago. The Windy City’s gallery scene may be small, but it packs a punch. Three Chicago imagists are on view: Gladys Nilsson, Robert Lostutter, and Roger Brown, whose show of major work at Zolla/Lieberman is a true must see. Shane Campbell has a strong exhibition of new works by John McAllister on view, and Kavi Gupta’s exhibition of new paintings by Clare Rojas was an extraordinary example of what can happen when an artist pushes themselves out of their comfort zone. In this show, Rojas breaks her pictorial language down to the bare minimum and offers paintings that, while recognizably hers, teeter on the edge of abstraction. I also want to give a big shout out to our old Chicago-friend Roy Boyd, whose gallery celebrates its 40th Anniversary this month. Enjoy the list. – Steven Zevitas, Publisher/Editor

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12 Must-See Painting Shows: September 2012 by New American Paintings
September 18, 2012, 8:20 am
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There is still time in September to see what New American Paintings’ Publisher/Editor, Steven Zevitas, considers the 12 must-see painting shows of September. After the jump you can find his brief article originally posted on the Huffington Post. And don’t forget we posted a full list of must-see shows for the September earlier this month on the blog!


Robert Lostutter | Courtesy Corbett vs. Dempsey

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Must See Painting Shows: April by New American Paintings
April 6, 2012, 8:45 am
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More than twenty alumni of New American Paintings are featured in exhibitions around the country this month. If you live in New York City, be sure to catch Franklin Evans’ exhibition at Sue Scott Gallery. Evans continues to push the medium of painting in a way that blurs the line between painting, sculpture and installation. In San Francisco, Kate Shepherd is currently on view at Anthony Meier Fine Arts. I have been a fan of Kate’s work for many years. She has always exhibited an extraordinary sensitivity for form and space; her latest works continue this exploration with a variety of media.

As always, New York City has a number of notable shows. Two mid-career painters, Dan Walsh and Jacqueline Humphries, currently have very strong exhibitions on view. There may not be as many galleries in Los Angeles, but painting looks very good there this month. Emerging artists Daniel Cummings and Jeanette Mundt are both must-sees, and Jonas Wood’s show at David Kordansky is truly stunning.


Jonas Wood | Installation View

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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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Must-See Painting Shows: May by openstudiospress

Iva Gueorguieva, I as Bear, 2011 | Acrylic and collage on canvas, 90 x 84 inches. Courtesy Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York.

The sun is out, the air is cool, and the new shows are getting hot. New York Gallery Week is in full swing, and private galleries across the country are giving it all they’ve got before collectors and gallery-goers disappear for the summer. Our editorial staff have put together our monthly Must-See list for the month of May, our guide to more than 50 of the best contemporary painting exhibitions in the country, including 15 shows of artists previously featured in New American Paintings and dozens of notable and not-to-be-missed shows across the USA. 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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Must-See Painting Shows: April by openstudiospress
April 1, 2011, 11:01 am
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Analia Saban, Cover, 2011 | Acrylic paint on and off canvas, 11 x 14 x 1.5 inches. Courtesy of Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles.


The winter is almost gone, and despite some last-minute snow for those of us in the Northeast, things are warming up across the country. With that in mind, here are our editorial staff picks for the Must-See Painting Shows for the month of April, including more than 50 exhibitions throughout the 50 states.

Our list is broken down by exhibitions by New American Paintings alums (from Chris Ballantyne to Nancy White), and notable, not to be missed shows across the country from artists like Kenneth Noland, Ellsworth Kelly, and Joseph Marioni.

So throw on your opened-toed sandals if you’re in LA, or your snow boots if you’re in Boston, and hit that concrete. The spring season is here let’s hope it brings the heat.

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Must-See Painting Shows: March by openstudiospress

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.

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