12 Must-See Painting Shows: September 2012
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!
It is September and the art world has come back to life. Commercial galleries around the country are busy putting final touches on soon to open exhibitions. Not surprisingly, many are opening their seasons with shows by significant artists. In New York, Gerhard Richter and James Rosenquist open this week at Marian Goodman and Acquavella Galleries, respectively. In Chicago, two original Chicago Imagists are on view: Gladys Nilsson at Jean Albano Gallery and Robert Lostutter at Corbett vs. Dempsey. All the way across the country in Los Angeles, be sure to catch an exhibition of recent work by Jim Dine at Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art.
One of the most exciting parts of my job is watching the careers of New American Paintings' alumni take off. More than three dozen New American Paintings' artists are on view in September throughout the country. They range from the well known figurative painter Susanna Coffey at Boston's Alpha Gallery to one of the West's best abstractionists, and best kept secrets, Robert Kelly, whose carefully considered paintings are on view this month at James Kelly Contemporary in Santa Fe. Two past cover artists, Shara Hughes and Devin Troy Strother, are both on view; both have had thriving careers since first appearing in NAP.