Behnke's post includes images of the impressive salon installation as well as a selection of individual works. This year's installment of the annual survey of painting and sculpture Behnke notes, "is vast. It presents 489 artists and little more than 520 works."
Hrag Vartanian provides a brief history of Sideshow Gallery's annual salon show of painting and sculpture. "What makes the show so unique is the surprising juxtaposition of famous artists (Michael Goldberg, Bill Jensen, Judy Pfaff, Larry Poons …) with lesser known talents and even some complete unknowns." This year's show It’s All Good (Apocalypse Now) runs from January 8 - February 20, 2011.
Kalm notes that Timperio's "Bedford Avenue gallery, Sideshow has launched and revived the careers of generations of artists and... These activities have required Rich's attentions at the expense of his own practice, so it is with great admiration that we view Timperio's return to painting."
Mario Naves reviews the exhibition Tom Evans on view at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn through December 18, 2011.
Naves notes that "The paintings are muscular conflagrations of brusque brushwork and overripe color... Effulgent blues, acidic purples, operatic reds and shocks of green - Evans hasn't met a saturated color he doesn't like. Chromatic indulgence is offset by compositional poise. Each time a painting threatens to disentangle (or explode) into its constituent parts, it’s held in sharp, if sometimes tenuous, check."
Also be sure to check out James Panero's catalogue essay for the exhibition posted on his blog Supreme Fiction here.
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.