Ruth Marten on Paul Caranicas

Ruth Marten on Paul Caranicas

Paul Caranicas, Ozone 46 (Mickey’s Gun Shop), 2018, Oil and acrylic on wood, 10 x 50 inches The balance between content and execution in the paintings of Paul Caranicas is a playground for his humorous and sophisticated sensibility. A wry nonchalance belies the saga...
Jane Irish on Karen Kilimnik’s Programme of Humour

Jane Irish on Karen Kilimnik’s Programme of Humour

Karen Kliminik, me — I forgot the wire cutters getting the wire cutters from the car to break into stonehenge, 1982, 1998, water soluble oil color on canvas, 20 x 16 inches I learned about Karen Kliminik’s work in 2000 from Philadelphia curator Sid Sachs,...
Julian Kreimer on Andrea Belag’s Sunday Painter

Julian Kreimer on Andrea Belag’s Sunday Painter

Andrea Belag, Sunday Painter, 2018, Oil on linen, 66 x 72 inches I’ve known Andrea Belag for 25 years, since she taught my second-year painting class in college. We found out then that we both like talking on the phone and painting in daylight. I had forgotten...
Azita Moradkhani on Louise Bourgeois

Azita Moradkhani on Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois, The Birth, 2007, Gouache on paper, 23 1/2 × 18 inches The word birth suggests a physical act, a material process, whereas creation engages the notion of manifesting something into the world without it necessarily connoting physicality. These...
Brenda Goodman on Her Work in Stages

Brenda Goodman on Her Work in Stages

Brenda Goodman, Impending, 2018, Oil on Wood, 80 x 72 inches Looking back at my work over a 53-year span, I sometimes think that I could do this or that passage of a particular painting better now, but I have never gone back into a piece once it was done. I always...
Lavar Munroe on Folkert De Jong and Expansive Painting

Lavar Munroe on Folkert De Jong and Expansive Painting

Folkert De Jong, The New Deal, 2012, Styrofoam, pigmented polyurethane foam and pallet What constitutes a painting? Is it possible to create a “painting” that occupies space, has actual volume and is made with unconventional materials? These questions point to an...