Noël Dolla, Structure à la tente d'indien, dyed cloth, towel rack, 160 by 140 by 80 cm, 1968
Raphael Rubinstein blogs about the under-known work of Noël Dolla.
Rubinstein maintains that Dolla has made "...some of the most significant statements in and about painting... with dishtowels, handkerchiefs, fishing lures, pillowcases and rolls of 14-centimeter wide muslin."
Rubinstein also notes that Dolla was "Fascinated by domestic readymades and also by pure color, passionately committed to painting and intelligently irreverent towards its pretensions, equally ready to uphold the legacy of Malevitch and Barnett Newman (his two greatest influences) and to pursue what he has called “humiliated abstraction..."
Along with installation photos, Butler notes that Berg and Faux "embrace a haphazard, accidental approach to painting in which 'stripes of spray-paint and globs of oil chase a perverse formalism to the edge of every canvas.' "
Martin Bromirski posts installation photos of the exhibition Susan Scott: Paintings at John Davis Gallery on view through July 17, 2011. Text from Scott's recent exhibition at the Danforth Museum (MA) describes her work as "Influenced by the aesthetics of contemporary painting, as well as the thrifty and improvised nature of folk art, Susan Scott manipulates traditional painters' materials such as canvas, wood, staples and paint to create an elegant and quirky hybrid of painting and sculpture."
Geoff Tuck posts installation views of Margie Livingston's installation Twenty Gallons at LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibitions, on view through March 25, 2012. Of Livingston's brushstrokes, Tuck writes, "they are objects unto themselves. They are several removes away from the act of painting, and flirt with sculpture but then veer off in a different direction. Here her objects play with the architecture in a nice way. They lay upon the surfaces... It’s a bit like walking through a halo."
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.