Fellah notes that "Cage both explored and challenged the medium by setting fires on the printing bed, or saturating the paper with water until it nearly disintegrated... Ironically, the extreme to which Cage relied on chance and randomness actually generated a body of work that is distinctly purposeful and focused."
Bradley Rubenstein reviews the exhibition Gideon Bok: Record Store on view at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, through October 8, 2011.
Rubenstein writes: "The subject is the record sleeve, which lies horizontally, creating a trapezoidal shape within the LP-sized panel. [Bok] paints with a rough, expressive hand while listening to the album he is depicting, linking the paint handling with its musical counterpart; Kandinsky attempted this synesthetic experience also in his work... Bok elaborates on or obscures the original cover art (in itself an art form of the past), showing how our “perspective” of the work shifts by our perceptions of it."
Drew Baker remembers painter Cy Twombly from a composer's point of view.
Baker notes that "... like [composer Iannis] Xenakis, Twombly's works unleash a visceral intensity... And then there is Twombly's sense of scale.... Scale/proportion strike me as common threads that connect the different parameters of space and time. The composer's 'space' stems in part from a piece's total duration, a factor that directly impacts the dispersing of sound materials within. Much of what I've discovered in this area relates back to visual artists like Twombly who, whether creating a sense of linearity or not, so clearly understand how a work's scale relates to the surrounding space and, most importantly, the viewer."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.