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ArteFuse: PICTURE THIS: Melting into Fantastic Color Fields

March 31, 2014 - Oscar Laluyan

The dreary and gray winter mitigates a splash of color to rouse up our dull stupor from this never ending cold spell. Thank God for Margaret Thatcher Projects in presenting dual shows where their artists are bold significant users of color meant to chase away the winter blues.

Last March 27th, AF came to the opening of Clayton Colvin: Put Down Your Stars and Tegene KunbiMelting Pot. Softness in the application of color on linen was key in the work of Colvin where a sense of space seemed to take one into another plane that makes it a transcendental experience. Kunbi with his blocks of mid-range tone color defined spaces and sections where one explored places within the quadrant. Both were a visual treat to the senses and a real color laden palette that punctuates a breath of verve to decrease the desolate feeling of that last grasp of winter.

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Curating Contemporary: In Studio with Clayton Colvin

March 20, 2014 - Brian Edmonds

I recently visited the studio of Clayton Colvin in Birmingham, Alabama.  The conversation below took place during the visit and through an exchange of emails over a period of time.

Brian Edmonds: Clayton, could you explain your studio routine?  I know you recently moved into a new studio space.  Has this affected your work, if so then how?

Clayton Colvin: I work in a studio at my home, which makes it possible for me to work when time presents itself. I try to work 4-5 hours, 5 days a week, but it is not so predictable.

 

 

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NY Arts Magazine: Jus Juchtmans at Margaret Thatcher Projects

March 1, 2014 - Cassie Cummins

Upon first glance, “Color Virus,” the third solo exhibition of Belgian artist Jus Juchtmans currently up at Margaret Thatcher Projects, seems to speak to or qualify itself within the monochrome painting movement. Each of Juchtmans’ pieces is a kind of meditation on a color: one blue, another red, another yellow, another white. As such, the show seems to beg the question of what significance can be found in a monochrome painting made today, many decades after the heyday of monochrome painters like Yves Klein or Kazimir Malevich.

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Pouring It On: Cathy Choi 'Pouring it On' at UMass Amherst Catalog Essay

February 6, 2014 - Shona Macdonald

Pouring it On gives us the opportunity to examine how both of these statements from over sixty years ago can, in the context of contemporary painting, coexist rather than contradict one another...Cathy Choi pours layers of acrylic and resin on her canvas, creating a luminous surface of fluidity and movement. The qauntity and excess of material discharged onto the canvas are restrained in a kind of untertow. She engages in a conversation with the material, more or less as an equal partner. The resin and acrylic flow inevitably to the bottom, gravity asserts itself, and the point of termination bends light—perfectly. The total effect is that, within the limitless reservoir of color and light, we have serenity in abundance.

 

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Pouring It On: Robert Sagerman 'Pouring it On' at UMass Amherst Catalog Essay

February 6, 2014 - Jeannette Cole

Pouring it On gives us the opportunity to examine how both of these statements from over sixty years ago can, in the context of contemporary painting, coexist rather than contradict one another...Informed by his degrees in Painting, Art History, and Religious Studies, Robert Sagerman discovers the meditative dimensions of emplacing paint on a surface. The strict structure allows profuse paint application and maximum saturation of color. This explosion in front of the surface is excessive, or would be, were it not for his process. Individual color blobs, squeezed onto the surface and terminating in pointy extensions, are almost fluorescent. His work focuses on the materiality of paint with the effect of transcending it and transforming it into a metaphysical event.

 

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Artisn Bushwick: A Discussion with Cathy Choi

February 1, 2014 - Audrey Tran

Cathy Choi is a sculptural painter based in Bushwick and she recently participated in BOS ’11. For this post, I’ve posed a few questions about Choi’s practice and views of our community in contrast to the other art communities she’s experienced abroad.

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Trend Hunter: Security Footage Art

February 1, 2014 - Trenton Millar

This collection of William Betts artwork shows off the artist’s ability to create extremely realistic paintings using the pointillism style of painting. Rather than using just any photo as his reference to create his works, Betts uses security camera footage instead.

The pieces give the viewer the feeling that they are spying on someone. The pointillism technique adds to the grainy security cam theme that the paintings portray. The ideas of security and privacy make these paintings particularly relevant in the post-modern period.

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SF Gate: Bay Area visual arts picks, Jan. 30-Feb. 2

January 29, 2014 - Kenneth Baker

Freddy Chandra: Tuning In: This Bay Area sculptor, who often works with light, presents wall-bound abstractions in cast acrylic. Tightly clustered vertically or horizontally, their color bars vary in transparency and finish, and in length and thickness. They change subtly with the viewer's position and with time of day. Some of them can act like wind chimes for the eye.

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SF Gate: Bay Area visual arts picks, Jan. 30-Feb. 2

January 29, 2014 - Kenneth Baker

Maria Park: Composition: Inspired by François Truffaut's 1966 film "Fahrenheit 451," and by current anxieties about the future of literacy and the book, this East Coast artist has abstracted details from the film in painted objects that suggest the fading of cultural memory and attachment.

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Schön!: Scream London | Telling Tales

January 19, 2014 - Sheri Chiu

Art gallery Scream London showcases Telling Tales, a group exhibition featuring local UK and international artists whose crafts dissect and reassemble words from different languages. Schön! had the opportunity to talk with two artists, who both use the printed word in their artwork, but in completely different ways.

Meg Hitchcock does more than examine the word of God; she slices and dices the heart of religion to highlight the universal forces holding society together. Hitchcock literally cuts letters from holy books to create other sacred texts. The Koran is transformed into the Bible, the Bible turns into the Bhagavad Gita, and so on.

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