Timothy Callaghan, Still Life in Winter Sun, 43 x 41 inches, 2013 (courtesy of the artist)
Lane Cooper reviews the exhibition Hold the Wall: A Painting Exhibition, curated by Dan Tranberg, at Cleveland State University, on view through June 22, 2013. The show features paintings by Timothy Callaghan, Matthew Childers, Seth Chwas, Harris Johnson, Julie Langsam, Adam Markanovik, Mike Meier, Erik Neff, Dana Oldfather, George Schroeder, C. M. Sikon, Sarah Sutton, Molly Walker, Royden Watson, Tommy White, and Nikki Woods.
Cooper writes that "All of these artists have ties to the area and represent a snapshot of Cleveland’s 'Painting Dialogue.' Their work highlights those interests which drive the current Cleveland / world Painting scene. These works play with slippages between first assumptions and real seeing. Each piece demands extended viewing time to fully 'get it.' None of them offer immediate consumption."
Ron Scott interviews painter Chris Hyndman on the occasion of his solo exhibition Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Michigan, on view through March 30, 2013.
Hyndman comments: "I’m very interested in digital surfaces, screen technology surfaces, and the way they give us imagery. They have a particular kind of texture, color, and a thinness, which produces a kind of intensity, but also a frailty... Although my work is grounded in many respects in digital technology — I couldn’t make these paintings without it — I’m also skeptical of it. I don’t have an endless belief in it. So, larger but at the same time lighter and fragile."
Miller writes that Omaitz's "work contains layers, not only in the literal sense but also in the many ideas behind it. She works with ideas from the histories of abstraction, architecture, landscapes, natural disasters and tactical responses to painting. The accumulation of layers creates a strong architectural sense of depth. Previous sculptural work captured these ideas of depth and color relation. In this return to painting, she flawlessly combines these ideas in a two-dimensional form."
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.