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September 20, 2018, 4:02pm

NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS ALUMNI TAKE OVER LA: 7 Shows to See This Week

1.    Alex Jackson (Midwest cover artist #111): Wild Topiary at Zevitas Marcus
on view: September 8 – October 27, 2018

 

Alex Jackson
Untitled (detail)
2018
oil on canvas over board
48 x 48 inches

photo courtesy of the artist and Zevitas Marcus

September 14, 2018, 10:35am

NAP Artist on View: Erik Mark Sandberg

New American Paintings alum Erik Mark Sandberg (cover artist Pacific Coast #91) on view at Stephanie Chefas Projects.  

INTERLUDE
September 7 - September 28, 2018

For more information please visit:

STEPHANIE CHEFAS PROJECTS
305 SE 3rd Ave #202
Portland, OR
503 719 6945

Erik Mark Sandberg
Youth in White Tee Shirt
oil, acrylic and epoxy resin on panel
20 x 16 inches

photo courtsey of Stephanie Chefas Projects

 

"This September, Stephanie Chefas Projects is delighted to present 'Interlude', a solo exhibition of new work from L.A. based artist Erik Mark Sandberg. Drawing from contemporary consumer culture and the relentless bombardment of mass marketing, Sandberg's paintings and sculptures create an uncanny portrait gallery of hairy adolescents. In addition to serving as a metaphor for the perversion and exploitation inherent in the consumer experience, the hirsutism of Sandberg's subjects furthermore signifies the double-edged promise of overnight fame epitomized by Los Angeles.

Listed under: NAP Artists on View

September 11, 2018, 12:42pm

Then and Now: 10 New American Paintings Alumni Who Became Art Stars

On our 25th anniversary of New American Paintings, we take a look back at some of the NAP artists who have made it big.

 

Amy Sherald
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama
2018
oil on linen
72 x 60 inches

photo courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Listed under: NAP News, Noteworthy

August 22, 2018, 5:29pm

NAP Artist on View: Maja Ruznic and Justin Richel

New American Paintings alum Maja Ruznic (cover artist Pacific Coast #97 and Pacific Coast #109) and Justin Richel (Northeast #98 and West #138) on view with Emi Ozawa at the Roswell Museum and Art Center.  

Parallax (A RAiR Connection Exhibition)
July 7 - September 2, 2018

For more information please visit:

Roswell Museum and Art Center
Marshall and Winston Gallery
1011 N Richardson Ave.
Roswell, NM 88201
575 624 6744

Justin Richel
Tall Order (Bologna and Cheese)
2016-17
acrylic, silicone, urethane plastic
108 x 4 x 4 inches

photo courtesy of Roswell Museum and Art Center

Listed under: NAP Artists on View

August 18, 2018, 2:54pm

NAP Artist on View: Heidi Hanh and Vera Iliatova

New American Paintings alum Heidi Hanh (cover artist Northeast #134) and Vera Iliatova (Northeast #86) on view at Monya Rowe Gallery.  

Something Lush and Hot, Drippy
August 9 - August 31, 2018

For more information please visit:

Monya Rowe Gallery
224 West 30th Street, #1005
New York, NY 10001
646 234 8645

Heidi Hahn
The Point of Nothingness and Caring is Besides That #1
2018
oil on canvas
18 x 18 inches

photo courtesy of Monya Rowe Gallery

 

Listed under: NAP Artists on View

August 10, 2018, 4:36pm

A Conversation: Eric Fischl

New American Paintings Contributer, Arthur Peña, speaks with Eric Fischl on the occaision of his survey exhibition, If Art Could Talk, at the Dallas Contemporary. 

 

Rift/Raft, 2016, oil on linen, 98 x 220 inches

 

 

Arthur Peña:    There are so many moves and nuances playing out on the surface of the paintings. The work has a constant restlessness in the how the paint is being pushed around. 

 

Eric Fischl:       I don't know if you have that as well. I'm assuming you do, I think all painters do, which is that I’m always wondering what's enough. What does it take to make it feel alive, make it feel real? How much detail do I need? Do I stick to some strict formula? Do I deviate? Do I whatever? I thought the older I got, the better at the craft I got, the more that question would go away, but it gets worse. 

 

Listed under: Interview

August 01, 2018, 5:11pm

NAP Artist on View: Angela Dufresne

New American Paintings alum Angela Dufresne (Northeast #92 and #62) on view in a two person show, Glazed, at Monya Rowe Gallery.  

Glazed
June 27 - August 3, 2018

For more information please visit:

Monya Rowe Gallery
224 West 30th Street, #1005
New York, NY 10001
646 234 8645

Angela Dufresne
70's Mom
2017
oil on canvas
20 x 19.5 inches

photo courtesy of Monya Rowe Gallery

Listed under: NAP Artists on View

July 31, 2018, 11:51am

NAP Artist on View: Alex Becerra, Brian Calvin, Shara Hughes

New American Paintings alumni, Alex Becerra (Pacific Coast #127 cover artist) Brian Calvin (Midwest #11), and Shara Hughes (South #58) were all featured in Cliche, organized with Bill Powers at Almine Rech Gallery. 

 

Cliche 

June 20 - July 28, 2018

 

For more information please visit:
 

Almine Rech Gallery 
39 East 78th Street, 2nd floor

New York, NY 10075
212 804 8496

Cliches are always already on the canvas, and if the painter is content to transform the cliche, to deform or mutilate it, to manipulate it in every possible way, this reaction is still too intellectual, too abstract: it allows the cliche to rise again from its ashes, it leaves the painter within the milieu of the cliche, or else gives him or her no other consolation than parody. 

- Gilles Deleuze 

 

The more probable the message, the less information it gives. Cliches, for example, are less illuminating than great poems. 

- Norbert Weiner 

 


Brian Calvin
Puff

2018

acrylic on canvas

56 1/8 x 70 1/8 inches

 

photo courtesy of Almine Rech Gallery

 

Listed under: NAP Artists on View

July 17, 2018, 4:38pm

NAP Artist on View: Alex Jackson and Vaughn Spann

New American Paintings alumni, Alex Jackson (Midwest issue #119 cover artist) and Vaughn Spann (forthcoming MFA issue #135 cover artist), are both featured in Block Party at Jenkins Johnson Gallery.  

Block Party
July 14 - August 25, 2018

For more information please visit:

Jenkins Johnson Gallery
207 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
212.629.0707

Alex Jackson
Topiary
2018
oil on panel
48 x 60 inches

photo courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Listed under: NAP Artists on View

July 14, 2018, 3:30pm

NAP Artist on View: Anthony Iacono, Allison Schulnik, and Michael Stamm

New American Paintings alumni, Anthony Iacono (MFA issue #129 cover artist)  Allison Schulnik (Pacific Coast #79 and #55), and Michael Stamm (Northeast issue #128) are all featured in Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose, curated by Nikki Maloof and Louis Fratino at Jack Hanley Gallery. 

Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose 
June 28 - August 3, 2018

For more information please visit:

Jack Hanley Gallery
327 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002
646 918 6824

installation view: Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY, June 28 - August 3, 2018
photo courtest of Jack Hanley Gallery

 

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