Allison Miller, Noren, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (courtesy Susan Inglett Gallery)
Caleb De Jong reviews the exhibition Allison Miller at Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, on view through March 3, 2012.
De Jong writes: "Slightly rough-hewn surfaces, pinks, fuschias and warm liquin blacks skillfully balances influence and intention into an easy coherence. Partaking of a tradition that stretches back to Diebenkorn's inhalation of Matisse, Allison Miller, along with other Californians Rebecca Morris and Pamela Jorden, translates European Modernism, in this instance Bauhaus Klee, into Malibu airiness."
Jonathan Goodman reviews an exhibition of paintings by Lisa Abbott-Canfield and Bettina Blohm at the Amelia A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College at Old Westbury, on view through March 15, 2012.
Goodman writes: "Painting is far from being moribund in New York, despite the elegies of critics and academic writers; its place as the dominant medium in the field can be challenged, but not its ongoing practice. Abbott-Canfield and Blohm look to the tradition in the hopes of furthering its presentation; their work, whether melancholy or upbeat, posits a continuing tradition... They speak to both a newer generation of painters and a more current audience in time."
Megan M. Garwood interviews painter Jacob Ouillette about the work in his recent exhibition Brushstroke Paintings at Nancy Margolis Gallery.
Ouillette remarks: "Each brushstroke is applied in one single motion, one pass, from left to right with no revisions allowed, or necessary, like the mark of a calligraphers brush. The paintings are created almost as a live performance, one stroke, or note at a time, until the composition is complete, the song ends when the last note is played. Unlike live music though, the painting holds that 'live'moment frozen indefinitely."
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.