FILE NOT FOUND work by Margaret Pettee Olsen + Brian Kane

  FILE NOT FOUND Work by BRIAN KANE and MARGARET PETTEE OLSEN Curated by Alexander Castro OCTOBER 15 2015 through NOVEMBER 14 2015 Opening Reception: OCTOBER 15, 2015, 5-10 pm Gallery EOSS 91 Hartford Ave., Suite 105, Providence, RI 718.501.4155 Gallery EOSS welcomes BRIAN KANE and MARGARET PETTEE OLSEN for its November show, FILE NOT […]

State of the Art Criticism

I’ve been away from my blog as I’ve been planning and then moving my studio to a new, much larger space. A flood forced the move, but it turned out to be an excellent one. So I have some catching-you-up to do. Here’s a quick recap of what’s been of note to me outside the […]

Painting Is Dead, Long Live Painting

Does something have to ‘replace’ painting in the evolution of Art History? It’s kind of up to all of us to declare it dead–or not; artists, collectors, curators, gallerists, museum directors,viewers, etc.,despite what a few may believe. For me, painting is very much alive. Then again, I don’t buy in to the idea that something […]

Fracture By Margaret Pettee Olsen At ABSTRACT, Curated By Dean Sobel

I am very pleased that a recent painting, Fracture, was included in the show ABSTRACT, curated by Dean Sobel, at Core in Denver, Colorado. Sobel is the Director of the Clyfford Still Museum, and former curator of the Aspen Art Museum.ABSTRACT runs November 15 – December 2, 2012, at Core in Denver, Colorado.

“Chaucer’s ‘Madonna'” Goes To Auction In New York For Housing Works

When designer and RISD colleague Patrick J. Hamilton requested art works to be offered for his vignette for Design on a Dime’s Housing Works Benefit Auction, which assists in housing people with HIV/AIDS in New York City, I was compelled to create a unique work of art. The piece (below) will be installed at the […]

Art Business As Usual?

I was recently out of town when I walked into a ‘reputable gallery,’ thinking if I found a small ‘gem’ I might buy it. Yes, as an artist, I like other work as well as my own and will trade with an artist or, on occasion, buy another artist’s work. As I walked into the beautiful space, […]

Clipping From The Archives: Susan Rothenberg Visits My Studio

While preparing a PowerPoint about my work for an upcoming talk in Aspen, I discovered an image from the archives: Susan Rothenberg visiting my studio. This image was taken back when my work was more figurative. As I remember, we talked about how the figures almost lost there identity as human forms and became suggestive […]

Helen Frankenthaler – Painter Who Breathed Big Life Into American Abstraction, Dies At 83

I had seen her work in New York, though what I saw was rather narrow in scope compared to what she made throughout her career. Last year, when I was up at Anderson Ranch in Aspen, I sat down in the library and perused a book of Helen Frankenthaler’s complete works. The catalog captured the […]