Ellen C. Caldwell

February 21, 2013, 8:30am

Gallerist at Home: David B. Smith

Denver’s burgeoning contemporary art scene is anchored by such galleries as David B. Smith Gallery. Representing artists like Laura Ball (NAP #61, #97), Hong Seon Jang, and Cole Sternberg, the gallery is at once contemporary and relevant—and growing with the times.

Listed under: Gallerist at Home, Q&A

February 11, 2013, 8:30am

Tracing Technology: Painting with Kim Cadmus Owens

Kim Cadmus Owens (NAP #78 and #102) creates large oil paintings that are striking in color and subject.  Glancing at a work such as “Smoke and Mirrors” or the “Alamo,” you feel as if you are moving with her paintings at the speed of light.

Listed under: Interview

February 01, 2013, 8:30am

NAP Contributor Tribute

In case you haven't noticed, we have the best art writers in the world. Seriously, it's true. Our blog contributors are stationed all over the country, scoping out shows, visiting studios, and interviewing the best contemporary painters in the art world. Recently we asked our most prolific bloggers to answer a few questions about themselves and their thoughts on 2012. It's your chance to get to know a handful of the talented individuals that bring you the New American Paintings/Blog! There are many more writers, and we hope to feature them soon.

Thanks to everyone that contributes to our blog, helping us bring our readers rich and exciting content on a daily basis!

Listed under: Features

January 29, 2013, 8:30am

Gallerist at Home: Paul Kopeikin

The Kopeikin Gallery is nestled amidst Culver City’s galleries on La Cienega.  Offering a fresh and reliable dose of art to Angelenos, the gallery is a favorite respite of mine, mostly because of its versatile yet dependable shows, such as “Looking at Mexico” and “Alejandro Cartegena” in 2012 (reviewed here) or another favorite artist “

Listed under: Gallerist at Home

January 23, 2013, 8:30am

In the Studio: Process of a Painting with Laura Lark

Laura Lark (NAP #102) has been making pointillist portraits and video installations for the past decade.  Painstakingly detailed and almost obsessive in artistic process and dot application (similar in methodology but even more precise than someone like Bonard Hughins), her portraits result in a delicate and even nostalgic aesthetic that walks a fine line; the softness of the images is almost undermined by the painstaking efforts it takes Lark to complete them.  Seeing the miniscule details and knowing the time and potential agony involved in creating such works opens a window to viewers and

January 07, 2013, 8:30am

In the Studio: Process of a Painting with Jeffrey Deane Hall

Working with iconic images to unite similar subject matter, painter Jeffrey Deane Hall (NAP# 100) combines mathematical and painterly techniques to merge media and themes together.  His paintings are a mix of assemblage and collage and they have an architectural and puzzle-like aesthetic.

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Jeffrey Deane Hall | Man Recast, oil painting on panel, 18x24", 2012.


December 24, 2012, 8:30am

Gallerist at Home: L’Anne Gilman

L’Anne Gilman, owner of Gilman Contemporary in Sun Valley, Idaho, has a really personal collection, focusing mainly on photography.

Listed under: Gallerist at Home

December 17, 2012, 8:25am

Ken Gonzales-Day at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Ken Gonzales-Day’s recent show, “Profiled | Hang Trees | Portraits,” at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is deeply rich and intellectually challenging.  A well-established artist and researcher, Gonzales-Day challenges his viewers and the way in which we as a country remember.

Listed under: Review

December 07, 2012, 8:30am

In the Studio: Process of a Painting with Karen Ann Myers

Karen Ann Myers’ (NAP #100) series of scantily clad, young females rest on their beds, but seem unrested and uneasy.  They look to the viewer in a confrontational and semi-seductive manner, as if being photographed or watched voyeuristically—thus positioning the viewer in an awkward role as the voyeur getting a glimpse into or playing an active role in the intimate space of these young women.

December 06, 2012, 8:30am

Momentary Brightness with Carolyn Swiszcz

Think of American Beauty’s famous plastic bag scene.

Or the morning you wake up feeling rested and recovered after a week of being sick.

Or that moment in your car when you look up to catch a streaky sunset in your rearview mirror.

These are the moments when you rub your eyes and think that you can’t possibly be seeing quite so brightly, clearly or keenly, and that the world can’t possibly be this strikingly beautiful, sharp, and moving.

Listed under: Interview


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