Alex Ebstein

April 02, 2013, 8:32am

NAP MFA Annual (#105) Sneak Peek

The New American Paintings, 2013 MFA Annual, Issue #105, is expected to hit newsstands across the US sometime in mid-April. The juror for the MFA Annual was Dominic Molon, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri. The MFA Annual is one of our most highly anticipated issues. It contains artists that have recently completed their Masters of Fine Arts studies within the last year, or are current MFA candidates. Over 100 art schools from all over the country were represented in this competition.

Listed under: Sneak Peeks

January 30, 2013, 8:25am

The Darker Side of Brion Nuda Rosch

In his second New York solo exhibition with DCKT Contemporary, Brion Nuda Rosch comes at his subject-matter with some self-reflection and a little more grit.  Offering up a darker vision of himself as an artist, the show has a wonderful honesty that draws its viewers into the intimacy of the studio process.  Guarded with a dark humor, each piece is at once raw and confident, while building up to a larger, important conversation.

I had the chance to talk to Brion about his process, the new show and his darker side. - Alex Ebstein, Baltimore Contributor

Listed under: Interview

January 02, 2012, 8:15am

Top 10 NAP Posts of 2011

Even though we are looking forward to 2012, it's still fun to look back. We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our blog contributors for making our site a great place to find commentary on relevant contemporary painting. These very talented writers and videographers from all over the country include Ellen Caldwell, Brian Fee, Josh Reames, Erin Langner, Nadiah Fellah, Graham Kolbeins (Future Shipwreck), Hallie Miller, Catherine Wagley, Paul Boshears, Joey Veltkamp, Alex Ebstein, and Matthew Smith.

On that note, after the jump we list the top 10 most viewed posts by our contributors in 2011. If you haven't had a chance to read them, please check them out now! And, it's never too late to comment.

Listed under: Art World, NAP News

December 01, 2011, 8:15am

When in Miami...

There are tons of great fairs and plenty of projects to check out while you're in Miami this year. Our staff and contributors wanted to give you the heads-up on a few things we think are definitely worth checking out. There are hundreds of other things we could have mentioned, but let's start here...Big thanks to Brian Fee, Erin Langner, and Alex Ebstein. Check out their recommendations after the jump! And be sure to tell us your recommendations in the comments section!

November 18, 2011, 10:15am

Piled-Up: Q&A With Allison Schulnik

Stepping out of the ambient bustling of West 20th street into ZieherSmith last week, the outside world and its stimuli immediately evaporated.  Through the gatherings of weary figures and overripe fauna of Allison Schulnik's solo exhibition drifts the melancholy melody of Scott Walker's “It's Raining Today,” the source imperceptible from the entrance.  Dramatically lit with small spots, and thick with the smell of oil paint, Mound (Exhibiting through December 17th), envelopes its viewers in a multi-sensory experience of nostalgia and theatricality.

Listed under: Q&A

November 02, 2011, 8:30am

MDW Fall Showcase Wrap-Up

Chicago's MDW Fall showcase is the second presentation in the past seven months of the loosely structured art fair and projects organized by Illinois non-profits Threewalls, Roots and Culture, and the Public Media Institute.  An even mix of performative pieces, non-commercial installation, small presses and cleanly presented 2 and 3D works for sale, the quality of the art was consistently high, while approach and project goals varied.

Listed under: Art Fairs

October 26, 2011, 8:05am

Up all night: Q&A with Ted Gahl

Ted Gahl's new exhibition (and first solo exhibition in New York City) Night Painter, on view at Dodge Gallery though November 13th, includes an honest and uninhibited array of works that suspend memories and personal symbology in the thin stratum of Gahl's painted surfaces.  Dense but not overcrowded, minimal paintings serve as visual respite between larger, tangled compositions where the referential and abstract overlap.  Within the dark and specific palette, each painting begins to read as a different element of memory, meditation, dream, insomnia and delirium.

Listed under: New York, Q&A

October 18, 2011, 9:00am

John McAllister at James Fuentes Gallery

In his fourth solo exhibition at James Fuentes Gallery on the Lower East Side, John McAllister (on Curator Anne Ellegood’s list of recommended painters, as seen in NAP #97) presents a series of medium and larger scale paintings that touch on Modernism, Fauvism, Zen, and interior design.  The works in Damned Sparkling Pomp vibrate with lush color, swatches of pattern and abbreviated paintings of paintings, a la Matisse.  These flatt

Listed under: New York, Review

September 26, 2011, 2:09pm

Highlights from (e)merge: the artists platform

Unlike the gallery platform, two-dimensional works were a bit less common in the artist platform at (e)merge. It’s not surprising -- in their call to artists the organizers expressed an interest in site-specific work that engaged with the idiosyncrasies of a hotel setting. But it may also point to the organizers’ desire to favor experimentation over commerce in this portion of the fair.

Listed under: Art Fairs, DC

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