Sokol writes: "In [Bannard's] latest series of paintings, a riot of multicolored brushstrokes crash over one another in densely built layers - a playful squiggle here, a violent wave there, cohering into an often-hypnotic whole... what's truly surprising isn't just Bannard's willingness to explore, but how markedly different these newest efforts are from his own earlier canvases."
Sam Rose reviews the recent exhibition Colour and Substance at Poussin Gallery, London featuring paintings by John McLean and William Perehudoff paired with sculptures by Tim Scott and Willard Boepple.
Rose writes that "there is a feeling of assured calm to these works that belies their bright colours and apparently experimental nature."
As part of Henri Art Magazine's series on Romanticism, painter George Hofmann recounts his personal experiences as a painter beginning in the 1960's. Hofmann was friendly with both Greenberg and the Color Field painters as well as the Minimalist painters and sculptors at Hunter, where he taught. Hofmann gives a first hand account of the art world at the time and describes how he came to feel that by remaining a painter he was taking up a "Romantic" position. He concludes with a generous explanation of his studio practice.
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.