NAP News

May 25, 2018, 3:53pm

NAP Artist at Auction: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

New American Paintings alum, Njideka Akunyili Crosby (Northeast issue #93) went to auction at Sotheby's New York on May 16th.  The winning bid landed at $3,375,000 - over $2.5 million above the estimate.  Her painting, Bush Babies, was featured in Sotheby's CREATING SPACE: ARTISTS FOR THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM: AN AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE MUSEUM'S NEW BUILDING. Other artists featured in the auction include Jardan Casteel, Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Rashid Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu, Lorna Simpson and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.  

 

For the online catalog and more information please visit:

Sotheby's New York

Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Bush Babies
2017
acrylic, transfers, colored pencil and collage on paper
6 x 5 feet

photo coutesy of the artist and Sotheby's 

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May 24, 2018, 5:24pm

NAP Artist on View: Geoffrey Chadsey

New American Paintings alum, Geoffrey Chadsey (Northeast issue #68), on view at Jack Shainman Gallery.  

GEOFFREY CHADSEY: THAT'S NOT IT
May 17 - June 23, 2018

 

For more information please visit:

Jack Shainman Gallery
524 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
212 337 3372

 

installation image: Jack Shainman Gallery, Geoffrey Chadsey, GEOFFREY CHADSEY: THAT'S NOT IT, May 17 - June 23, 2018
photo courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery 

May 23, 2018, 6:19pm

NAP Artist at Auction: Jordan Casteel

New American Paintings alum, Jordan Casteel (Northeast issue #116) went to auction at Sotheby's New York on May 17th.  The winning bid landed at $81,250 - over $60,000 above the estimate.  Casteel's painting, Lost Tribes, was featured in Sotheby's CREATING SPACE: ARTISTS FOR THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM: AN AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE MUSEUM'S NEW BUILDING. Other artists featured in the auction include Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Rashid Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu, Lorna Simpson and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.  

 

For the online catalog and more information please visit:

Sotheby's New York

 

Jordan Casteel
Lost Tribes
2018
oil on canvas

photo coutesy of the artist and Sotheby's 

May 22, 2018, 2:56pm

NAP Artist on View: Summer Wheat

New American Paintings alum, Summer Wheat (Northeast issue #98 and #104), on view at Andrew Edlin Gallery

SUMMER WHEAT: Gamekeepers
May 4 - June 17, 2018

 

For more information please visit:

Andrew Edlin Gallery
212 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
212 206 9723

Summer Wheat
Gamekeepers
2018
acrylic on aluminum mesh
68 x 192 inches

photo courtesy of Andrew Edlin Gallery

May 19, 2018, 3:22pm

NAP Artist on View: Gina Beavers

New American Paintings alum, Gina Beavers (Northeast issue #116), on view at Michael Benevento:

VAN GODDESS AND THE MASTURBAKERS
APRIL 7, 2018 - MAY 26, 2018

 

For more information please visit:

Michael Benevento
3712 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
323 874 6400

installation view: Michael Benevento, Gina Beavers, VAN GODDESS AND THE MASTURBAKERS, April 7, 2018 - May 26, 2018
photo courtesy of Michael Benevento

May 18, 2018, 3:29pm

NAP Artist on View: John Bankston

New American Paintings alum, John Bankston (Pacific Coast issues #55 and #109), on view at Walter Maciel Gallery:

The Sky above Us
May 5 - June 30, 2018

 

For more information please visit:

Walter Maciel Gallery
2642 s. la cienega boulevard
los angeles, ca 90034
310 839 1840

John Bankston
Tart and Sweet
2018
oil and mixed media on linen
36 x 48 inches

photo courtesy of Walter Maciel Gallery

September 22, 2016, 8:47am

NAP At stARTup Art Fair Chicago

We're happy to be a sponsor and participant of the stARTup Art Fair Chicago. The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a professional exhibition venue for independent artists -- artists who do not have a formal agreement with a commercial gallery. With their venerable Selection Committee made up of a diverse range of art world professionals, stARTup Art Fair Chicago aims to generate the dynamism and excitement of 30+ vetted, solo or two-person exhibitions for one glorious and stimulating 3-day weekend.

Our booth will feature 5 past featured New American Paintings artists including, Leslie Baum (NAP #47, #59, #119), Alex Bradley Cohen (NAP #113), Mel Cook (NAP #125), Celeste Rapone (NAP #105, #125, and Allison Reimus (NAP #88, #113, #125).


Allison Reimus | Do I Look Pretty?, textiles, oil, cement, and spray paint on canvas, 2016, 14 x 16 in.

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June 22, 2016, 10:28am

New American Paintings at the Elmhurst Art Museum

For the second year in a row, the Elmhurst Art Museum is presenting an exhibition that features work from all of the artists featured in the most recent Midwest Issue of New American Paintings.

This year’s publication and exhibition was thoughtfully curated by Kelly Schindler, associate curator at the St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum. The artists participating in this year’s NAP broadly span the spectrum of varying themes in contemporary painting, including figural representation, material studies, optical abstraction and spatial depictions, while continually redefining the limits of formal categorization.

All photos by James Prinz

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May 24, 2016, 10:05am

New American Paintings: Midwest Edition at the Elmhurst Museum

For the second year in a row, EAM is organizing the exhibition New American Paintings: Midwest Edition. Based on the acclaimed juried publication, an exhibition-in-print, this year’s version was selected by Kelly Schindler, associate curator at the St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum, and features an equally diverse group of artists and practices from across the Midwest. The thirty-nine artists participating in this year’s NAP broadly span the spectrum of varying themes in contemporary painting, including figural representation, material studies, optical abstraction and spatial depictions, while continually redefining the limits of formal categorization. EAM’s exhibition includes a combination of works featured in the catalogue and new works by selected artists in an effort to expand our understanding of this most traditional and fluid of artistic mediums.


Issue #119...Cover Artist, Alex Jackson

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February 11, 2016, 8:54am

16 Artists to Watch in 2016 (+ 2)

The needs and priorities of artists are in constant flux. Art historians have attempted to document this flux by identifying a series of seismic shifts in aesthetics and attaching to each its defining characteristics. This practice has provided us with a litany of isms that stretch back centuries. Art history will continue to roll on, but it very well may be that the age of the ism is behind us. That’s not to say that there are not, and will not continue to be, clusters of like-minded artists whose combined efforts can generate an aesthetic critical mass that historians are able to delineate. But with instant global communication, the time in which new ideas are disseminated, assimilated, and ultimately disregarded is so compressed that the enterprise has been, at best, reduced to trend spotting.

The medium of painting, in particular, has always been prone to noticeable trends. For the better part of a decade, the trend of note has been the overwhelming amount of abstraction that has circulated, in particular that of the provisional, or de-skilled ilk. While there are some talented artists working in this vein––Richard Aldrich and Joe Bradley, to name two––much of the stuff is so hopelessly bland and devoid of meaningful content that it has garnered the moniker “zombie formalism.” In the past two years, however, the winds have shifted. Abstraction is out, and the figure is in; flatness is out, as artists begin to embrace a space that lies somewhere between reality and a digital simulacrum of it.

Both of these trends were widely visible in 2015. As I wandered though the various art fairs that make up Miami’s art week in early December I was overwhelmed by the amount of figurative painting on view…much of if it at galleries that have rarely, if ever, exhibited such work. The figure is everywhere, and being addressed with all manner of stylistic intonation. Even more conspicuous was the number of artists who, whatever their subject matter, are conjuring a kind of space that seems teasingly “real,” yet clearly relies on life as experienced through the computer screen more than the living room window. Perhaps this is not a surprise, given that a generation of artists weaned on the Internet is now coming of age.

Before getting in to this year’s list of Artists to Watch, I want to say how pleased I am to see the success of all of the artists featured on last year’s list. Sadie Benning had a knockout show at Susanne Vielmetter in Los Angeles that was critically acclaimed. Katherine Bernhardt took it to the next level with her outing at Venus Over Manhattan. Daniel Heidkamp, who just gets better and better, was heavily in demand. Eddie Martinez, whose current show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash is his best to date, is now firmly on the radar of serious international collectors. Most exciting to me is the attention given to mature painter, Katherine Bradford. Bradford has been making her quirky, extraordinary paintings for years and, finally, the world has caught up. Her work looked completely of-the-moment at NADA Miami, and her subsequent one-woman show at CANADA in New York City was a huge commercial and critical success. – Steven Zevitas, Editor/Publisher


Katherine Bradford. Courtesy of CANADA, New York.

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