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September 09, 2011, 9:30am

The Atmosphere of Painted Spaces: Sarah Awad and Storm Tharp

Playful demystification inhabits the center of Los Angeles artist Sarah Awad’s Instruments of Culture at Seattle’s James Harris Gallery, a series of large, densely painted canvases depicting the statuary and halls of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Layered with oil to the point that marble sculptures become ghostlike and courtyards become abstracted spaces of color blocks and sketched lines, this series of work accentuates the absurdities of the object display that represents standard practice in museums.

Listed under: Review, Seattle

September 01, 2011, 10:00am

Must-See Paintings Show: September

The art world comes alive again in September, as galleries reopen and collectors return from far flung locations. We reviewed upcoming September exhibitions at more than 400 galleries around the country, and there will be a lot of painting on view.

As is typical, many galleries are bringing out the big guns for the new season - from Agnes Martin at The Pace Gallery in New York to a well structured survey of Bay Area figurative painter, Nathan Oliveira, at John Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco. Among the shows opening by emerging artists, it is hard to ignore the trend towards abstract painting that has swept over the art world.

June 22, 2011, 12:36pm

Hirsute Pursuits: Aaron Smith at Sloan Fine Art

Aaron Smith, Chopsy, 2011 | Oil on panel, 28 x 24 inches. Courtesy Sloan Fine Art, New York.

Listed under: Art World

September 08, 2010, 10:00am

New & Noteworthy: Devin Troy Strother

Boom for Real, 2010 | Enamel, acrylic, gouache, ink, graphite, silkscreen, collage on paper, 21.75 x 37 inches. Courtesy Richard Heller Gallery.

Listed under: Noteworthy, Q&A

August 27, 2010, 2:38pm

In the Studio: Joe Wardwell

On the top floor of a rickety studio building in an industrial corner of Dorchester in Boston, Joe Wardwell is painting while listening to Japanese psych rock. Wardwell's work combines serene painted landscapes of the American West with rock lyrics–often in fonts handmade by the artist–conflating both the art historical narrative of landscape painting and rock history itself.

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August 25, 2010, 2:39pm

Q&A: Nancy White

#39, 2010 | Acrylic on hand-tinted paper, 5.06 x 6.88 inches

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August 18, 2010, 10:00am

In the Studio: Laurel Sparks

Godstar, 2010 | Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Listed under: In the Studio, Q&A

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