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Studio Sunday: Nicole Eisenman


A photo of Nicole Eisenman in her studio with Grace Dunham

 

Nicole Eisenman is a painter who currently lives and works in New York. Though she was born in Verdun, France, while her father was stationed there as an army psychiatrist, Eisenman grew up in New York and attended the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1980s. Eisenman is best known for her loose figurative paintings that address a range of relatable themes of modern life.

 

Eisenman’s studio in Brooklyn looks delightfully…

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Headlines: 798, Rembrandt, Gun Share

1) Writer and Critic Tom Wolfe Dies at 88


A photo of the late Tom Wolfe speaking at the White House

 

Writer and cultural critic Tom Wolfe passed away this week at the age of 88. Wolfe was known for his works of both fiction and journalism that explored subcultures, trends, and socioeconomic groups in 20th century America. In particular, the writer was known throughout the art world for his 1975 book The Painted World, in which he argued that the state of art criticism at the time was such…

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Real and Mythical: Art by Sue Ellen Brown


A painting of the Scorpio sign from the zodiacScorpio, archival Giclee print

Sue Ellen Brown is an artist from Texas who specializes in realistic, detailed renderings of subjects both real and mythical. The artist has lent her talents to numerous publications ranging from children’s books to strategy card games to magazines and marketing materials.


A painting of a pearl pendantThe Pearl Medallion, Premier Giclee prints on archival stock

 

I really enjoy the fantasy subject matter that frequently features in…

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Hard Angles and Contrast: Art by Bill Sharp


A loose painting of a bridge in OregonBroadway Bridge, oil on panel

Oregon-based painter and printmaker Bill Sharp works in a blocky, crisp style, creating landscapes and paintings of architectural subjects that capture hard angles and contrast between light and shadow. Bill’s artistic practice is influenced by the artist’s own change in perspective following his wife’s death, and the artist seeks to capture the significance, whether real or imagined, in everyday…

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Studio Sunday: Lily Stockman


A photo of Lily Stockman and her dog in her studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday artist is Lily Stockman. Stockman is currently based in Los Angeles, California, where she creates paintings and prints with clean, colorful brush marks and eye for abstract compositions. Stockman attended Harvard University, then spent several years living abroad in Mongolia and India, where she studied Buddhist painting techniques, pigments, and miniature paintings.

 

Stockman’s Los Angeles studio looks…

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Headlines: Bilbao, Terrus, Menil

1) Two Works Removed From Guggenheim NY Will be Shown in Spain


A photo of Huang Yong Ping's Theater of the World

 

Two works that were removed from the Solomon R. Guggenheim’s controversial survey of Chinese art last year are set to be included in a show at the Guggenheim Bilbao. Huang Yong Ping’s Theater of the World, and Xu Bing’s A Case Study of Transference were among three works removed from the September 2017 retrospective Art and China After 1989: Theater of The World,…

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Cultural Ubiquity: Art by Sam McKinniss


An acrylic and oil painting of a photo of PrincePrince, acrylic and oil on canvas

Sam McKinniss is a painter based in Williamsburg, New York. The artist is known for his detailed, painterly portraits of pop-culture figures. In recent years, McKinniss has become particularly known for recreating photos of celebrities and other bits of internet and Western cultural ubiquity, rendering them in detailed, classically-styled brush strokes.


A portrait of Lourde for her album MelodramaPortrait of Lourde for the cover of Melodrama

 

I…

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The Simple Things in Life: Art by Michelle Marcotte


A painting of several potted plantsPotted plants at Kanapaha Botanical Garden, oil on canvas

Michelle Marcotte is a painter based in both New York and Florida. In her artistic practice, Michelle creates artworks that celebrate the simple things in life, from food, to landscapes, to candid figurative paintings.


A painting of a meadow under a blue skyEclipse in Jay Em Wyoming for Tahleen, oil on canvas

 

In our previous feature of Michelle Marcotte’s food-related artworks, we focused on the artist’s gauzy,…

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Organic Patterns: Art by Luis Pagan


An abstract painting made in pink and white hues11-19-2007 08;49;43PM

Luis Pagan is an abstract artist who creates his works by pouring paint onto a surface, allowing it to pool in interesting and organic patterns. The artist’s works range from large-scale topographical abstractions to artist trading cards.


An abstract painting with black and grey tones11-19-2007 11;09;59PM

Speaking of artist trading cards, I’m really enjoying looking through Luis’ gallery of ACEO and Art Cards on his portfolio website. These smaller works are…

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Soft, Blended Brush Marks: Art by Bonnie Laird


A painting of bright red roses on a dark backgroundCopper Glow, oil on wood panel

Bonnie Laird is a painter based in Victoria, British Columbia. The artist creates works of portraiture, landscape painting, and still-life using soft, blended brush marks with a subdued color palette – particularly in her human figures.


An oil painting of a man at workPortrait of a Worker, oil on board

 

Speaking to Bonnie’s subdued color choices, many of the artist’s portraits are almost sepia-toned, giving the viewer the…

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Dense Detail Work: Art by Edward Bear Miller


A detail of a painting featuring American flag imageryFlag for Sandy (detail), oil on sewn and embroidered canvas

Edward Bear Miller previously studied sculpture and taught social studies – both experiences which seem to inform his current painting practice. The artist’s paintings feature heavy, earthy tones and a curious blend of gestural brush marks and dense detail work, leading to figurative landscapes that transform into abstract textural explorations when viewed up close.


An american flag embroidered onto a canvas and painted whiteTitanium…

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Peaceful Landscapes: Art by Yvonne Shaffer


A painting of shadows on a sandy beachShadows in the Sand, oil on canvas

Yvonne Shaffer is a painter and set designer based in Meadsville, Pennsylvania. In her painting practice, the artist renders peaceful landscapes with a slightly subdued palette and details that are painted with a loose, slightly gestural hand.


A painting of waves breaking over a tropical shoreBahama Surf, oil on canvas

 

Yvonne’s recent series of paintings of the Bahamas are quite lovely -- her use of pastel colors, like the light blues of the water…

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Moments in Nature: Art by Susan Kathryn Peck


A painting of sunlight breaking through lush foliageRoadside Attraction II, oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

Susan Kathryn Peck is a self-taught artist based in Ontario. In her art practice, Susan specializes in photorealistic portraits, landscapes, and paintings of other moments in nature.


A painting of a hawk sitting in a treeHigher Perspective

 

Looking through Susan’s portfolio, I find myself especially drawn to the way the artist renders light. Whether it’s sunlight breaking through trees, or reflecting off of water,…

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Rooted in Spirituality: Art by Richard Rice


A bright painting with splatter patternsJoseph's Coat, acrylic and mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas

Richard Rice is a self-taught abstract painter based in Irving, Texas. Richard’s art practice is rooted in spirituality, and the artist takes an intuitive, unplanned approach to the painting process, allowing colors and shapes to come together into finished compositions that reveal themselves over time.


A painting made up of several large planes of intersecting colorLight of Life - John 8:12, acrylic on red label canvas

 

I really…

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Large Forms, Color and Contour: Art by Linda Lang


An oil painting of an arctic glacierBylot Island Glacier, oil on canvas

Painter Linda Lang maintains an art practice that’s informed by expeditions to the Arctic circle, as well as conversations with conservation scientists and members of the Inuit community. Linda’s painting style is one that celebrates large forms, color and contour.


A painting of fog drifting in front of a glacial rock formationViking Fairytale -- Greenland, oil on canvas

 

Linda’s style – smoothly blended brush marks, planes of color, and the occasional…

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