Q&A

February 16, 2012, 8:15am

Mapping our Foreclosures, One Quilt at a Time: Kathryn Clark

Kathryn Clark’s (NAP#97) sewn pieces draw on an established quilting aesthetic and tradition.  Visually, they evoke memories of my grandma’s quilts, patch working, and hand-sewn labors of love.  Thematically, they record and capture a history.

Listed under: Los Angeles, Q&A

January 23, 2012, 8:15am

Above the Grid: Thomas Aaron

Thomas Aaron’s (NAP #96) birds-eye visions of natural landscapes shift the viewer’s perspective instantly.  His paintings offer us satellite-like images of the earth, highlighting both nature and man’s imposition upon it.

Listed under: Q&A

January 20, 2012, 8:00am

NAP Annual Prize Winner: William Betts

This year's New American Paintings Annual Prize has been awarded to William Betts. If you’re a longtime subscriber to New American Paintings you’re probably familiar with the work of the Houston-based artist. Betts has appeared in editions #60, #72, #84 and most recently as an Editor’s Pick in #96.

Listed under: Noteworthy, Q&A

January 18, 2012, 8:15am

The Personal and Personified: Painting with Chelsea James

Painter Chelsea James (NAP #96) captures everyday scenes that are soft and enduring. Personal nooks, quiet contemplative spaces and belongings, and everyday interiors are captured in a warm and nostalgic light.

Something about her work makes me want to live in these homes and spaces she both creates and reflects upon. - More by Los Angeles Contributor, Ellen Caldwell, after the jump!

Listed under: Q&A

January 17, 2012, 8:15am

Not For Sale: Angela Dufresne

Always, there is a gap between new ideas and public acceptance.  Art history is rife with iconic figures and work which initially met with decades of rejection, not to mention a tendency toward posthumous adoration.  It's no leap to suppose that, whether due to market forces, critical trends, or perceived level of completion, an important chunk of today's work remains in artists' studios.  As part of a new interview series "Not For Sale," (inspired by the PS1 show of that title), I ask artists to discuss pieces which are unlikely to appear in a gallery.

Listed under: Interview, Q&A

January 16, 2012, 8:15am

Human Nature: Q & A with Steven J. Miller

Steven J. Miller’s (NAP #96) landscapes are mythical and monumental, distilled and detailed, and most importantly, completely absorbing.  Man and nature play hand in hand in his paintings.

Listed under: Dallas, Q&A

January 13, 2012, 8:30am

Erin Payne: Winner of New American Paintings Reader's Choice!

Erin Payne (NAP #93, MFA ANNUAL) has been selected by our blog readers as the winner of this year's New American Paintings Reader's Choice Prize. The Prize is a $500 gift card sponsored by Blick Art Materials, and, thanks to NEXT ART CHICAGO, Payne will also have a painting hung at the fair in April.

Listed under: Q&A, Vote!

December 20, 2011, 8:15am

By Any Means Necessary: Q&A with Chip Allen

Chip Allen’s letting loose. He’s squeegeed, splattered, and gesturally brushed over his geometric abstractions, and by the looks of it action painting’s winning out. His loose, intuitive marks and smudges run interference across seemingly systematic lines, the resulting balance a taut non-resolution that tugs from opposing ends, even if one end does so a bit harder. But there’s no subjugation here. Amalgamation is more like it, and a methodical contemplation on the all-encompassing potential of his medium -- oil in his most recent paintings.

Listed under: DC, Q&A

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.

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