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October 17, 2018, 12:05pm

FIAC PARIS 2018: Publisher Steven Zevitas Selects His Favorite Paintings

 

FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain) returns to the Grand Palais for it's 45th edition this week.  The modern/contemporary art fair welcomes galleries from 25 different countries to participate in this year's iteration.  New American Paintings Publisher and Editor in Chief, Steven Zevitas, lets us know which works are on his radar and which works you just can't miss: 

 

FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain)

October 18 - October 21, 2018

GRAND PALAIS
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris

 

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Ambera Wellmann

Homologous 

2018 

oil and acrylic on linen

92 x 96 cm 

 

Courtesy of Lulu

Listed under: Art Fairs

October 12, 2018, 3:56pm

Crushing the Can: Wendy White

Oh!,my good fucking God can you hear it?, that low sounds like harnessed thunder, that rumble of plates and paradigms being pushed, the trembling, the shuddering, heaven-shaking, deity-quaking--because He is hiding—kraken's roar of an engine, an engine of creation through destruction, God's Own 1972 Plymouth Scamp column cracked and with the proper hand finally at the wheel, stepping down, stepping hard with all the driver's got, dropping that pedal like a guillotine and shredding denim and the very fabric of time and space, ripping loud and fast though an amalgamation of the decades of the American man, the formative years when the whole bloody disgusting thing, the thing which we're witnessing the apex and nadir both of now—an extinction boom, the rage-filled cry of something mortally wounded, the eyetooth corner, the coiled snake striking forth from the fly, the death rattle, please let if be the death rattle!—this hypermacho, alpha-male, dick-in-one-hand, beer-and-throat in the other toxic masculinity, and she's crushing that can now;

October 11, 2018, 5:27pm

NAP Artist on View: Taravat Talepasand

New American Paintings alum Taravat Talepasand (Pacific Coast #43 and #79, MFA Annual 2007) is featured in Bay Area Now 8, the Yerba Buena Center For the Arts' triennial featuring the top artists, architects, and designers in the Bay Area.  

Bay Area Now 8
September 7, 2018 - March 24, 2019

For more information please visit:

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415 978 2700

 

Taravat Talepasand
Trump Runner, Made in Iran
2018
cotton tapestry, made in Iran
108 x 20 inches

photo courtesy of the artist

 

September 29, 2018, 12:10am

NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS ALUMNI TAKE OVER EXPO CHICAGO: 16 Booths You Can't Miss

New American Paintings heads to the Windy City this week to explore Expo Chicago.  Here's your first look at the 16 NAP alumni booths you just can't miss. 

 

1.Amir H Fallah (Pacific Coast #91) at Shulamit Nazarian

Amir H. Fallah
A Path Set In Stone
2017
acrylic on canvas
68 x 96 inches

photo courtesy of Shulamit Nazarian

September 20, 2018, 4:02pm

NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS ALUMNI TAKE OVER LA: 7 Shows to See This Week

1.    Alex Jackson (Midwest cover artist #111): Wild Topiary at Zevitas Marcus
on view: September 8 – October 27, 2018

 

Alex Jackson
Untitled (detail)
2018
oil on canvas over board
48 x 48 inches

photo courtesy of the artist and Zevitas Marcus

September 14, 2018, 10:35am

NAP Artist on View: Erik Mark Sandberg

New American Paintings alum Erik Mark Sandberg (cover artist Pacific Coast #91) on view at Stephanie Chefas Projects.  

INTERLUDE
September 7 - September 28, 2018

For more information please visit:

STEPHANIE CHEFAS PROJECTS
305 SE 3rd Ave #202
Portland, OR
503 719 6945

Erik Mark Sandberg
Youth in White Tee Shirt
oil, acrylic and epoxy resin on panel
20 x 16 inches

photo courtsey of Stephanie Chefas Projects

 

"This September, Stephanie Chefas Projects is delighted to present 'Interlude', a solo exhibition of new work from L.A. based artist Erik Mark Sandberg. Drawing from contemporary consumer culture and the relentless bombardment of mass marketing, Sandberg's paintings and sculptures create an uncanny portrait gallery of hairy adolescents. In addition to serving as a metaphor for the perversion and exploitation inherent in the consumer experience, the hirsutism of Sandberg's subjects furthermore signifies the double-edged promise of overnight fame epitomized by Los Angeles.

Listed under: NAP Artists on View

September 11, 2018, 12:42pm

Then and Now: 10 New American Paintings Alumni Who Became Art Stars

On our 25th anniversary of New American Paintings, we take a look back at some of the NAP artists who have made it big.

 

Amy Sherald
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama
2018
oil on linen
72 x 60 inches

photo courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Listed under: NAP News, Noteworthy

August 22, 2018, 5:29pm

NAP Artist on View: Maja Ruznic and Justin Richel

New American Paintings alum Maja Ruznic (cover artist Pacific Coast #97 and Pacific Coast #109) and Justin Richel (Northeast #98 and West #138) on view with Emi Ozawa at the Roswell Museum and Art Center.  

Parallax (A RAiR Connection Exhibition)
July 7 - September 2, 2018

For more information please visit:

Roswell Museum and Art Center
Marshall and Winston Gallery
1011 N Richardson Ave.
Roswell, NM 88201
575 624 6744

Justin Richel
Tall Order (Bologna and Cheese)
2016-17
acrylic, silicone, urethane plastic
108 x 4 x 4 inches

photo courtesy of Roswell Museum and Art Center

Listed under: NAP Artists on View

August 18, 2018, 2:54pm

NAP Artist on View: Heidi Hanh and Vera Iliatova

New American Paintings alum Heidi Hanh (cover artist Northeast #134) and Vera Iliatova (Northeast #86) on view at Monya Rowe Gallery.  

Something Lush and Hot, Drippy
August 9 - August 31, 2018

For more information please visit:

Monya Rowe Gallery
224 West 30th Street, #1005
New York, NY 10001
646 234 8645

Heidi Hahn
The Point of Nothingness and Caring is Besides That #1
2018
oil on canvas
18 x 18 inches

photo courtesy of Monya Rowe Gallery

 

Listed under: NAP Artists on View

August 10, 2018, 4:36pm

A Conversation: Eric Fischl

New American Paintings Contributer, Arthur Peña, speaks with Eric Fischl on the occaision of his survey exhibition, If Art Could Talk, at the Dallas Contemporary. 

 

Rift/Raft, 2016, oil on linen, 98 x 220 inches

 

 

Arthur Peña:    There are so many moves and nuances playing out on the surface of the paintings. The work has a constant restlessness in the how the paint is being pushed around. 

 

Eric Fischl:       I don't know if you have that as well. I'm assuming you do, I think all painters do, which is that I’m always wondering what's enough. What does it take to make it feel alive, make it feel real? How much detail do I need? Do I stick to some strict formula? Do I deviate? Do I whatever? I thought the older I got, the better at the craft I got, the more that question would go away, but it gets worse. 

 

Listed under: Interview

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