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RJ MESSINEO: EXISTENTIAL MAGIC

Contributed by Rick Briggs / “Gold Gold,” RJ Messineo's second solo exhibition at CANADA, is both a cohesive and a dynamically exciting...

ANNETTE HUR: PAINFUL, ELEGANT MORTALITY

Contributed by James J.A. Mercer / There is an undeniable lushness to the paintings and textiles in Annette Hur's solo show “Watching...

 
 
 

LISA HOKE'S UNCONFINED VISION

Restricted to her studio during lockdown and cut off from large spaces in which to create site-specific work, Lisa Hoke felt the need...

ANN SCHAUMBURGER: THE SHAPE OF HOME

Contributed by Jonathan Goodman / Ann Schaumburger is a disciplined and systematic painter. She uses basic geometric motifs to develop...

 
 
 

VIRTUOUS TENSION AT UNDERDONK

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Lockdown called for the safety and comfort of an inner sanctum, but that of course produced the...

A TWO COATS CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN WESTFALL

Stephen Westfall has engaged with geometric abstraction in singularly rich and sophisticated ways for more than thirty years, never...

 
 
 

RICHARD KLEIN: BETWEEN NATURE AND INDUSTRIALIZATION

Contributed by Leslie Wayne / Visual artists who also write criticism and reviews are not uncommon. Rarer are curators or museum directors...

DEVRA FOX'S ECCENTRIC REALISM

Contributed by Jonathan Goodman / Devra Fox's thirteen graphite drawings on view at Hesse Flatow in Chelsea, two blue and the rest...

 
 
 

VANCOUVER: TRYING TO SEE THE SEA, LIKE FATHOMING LOVE AND THE UNCONSCIOUS

Contributed by Dion Kliner / Situated in Vancouver's original Chinatown, the Sun Wah Center has been an artistic hub housing a diverse...

TWO COATS SELECTED GALLERY GUIDE: NOVEMBER 2021

Welcome to the Two Coats of Paint painting-centric guide to gallery exhibitions in New York City. This month look for Jim Condron and...

 
 
 

JENNIFER PACKER'S TENDER DISTANCE

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / It's quite a feat for a figurative painter to achieve both intimacy and remove simultaneously,...

SURFACE, FLOURISH, COMPLEXITY AT THE HESSEL MUSEUM

Contributed by Anne Swartz / Since its origins in the 1970s, practitioners and advocators of the Pattern and Decoration movement have...

 
 
 

FICTION: MURDER IN THE STUDIO

Contributed by Laurie Fendrich / Three days had passed since Muriel Redpath-who had hated her given name since birth and instead liked...

CYRILLA MOZENTER AND LESLIE ROBERTS: WHERE DID WE LEAVE OFF?

The following is a series of excerpts from an ongoing conversation between painters Cyrilla Mozenter and Leslie Roberts. Their concurrent...

 
 
 

KICK OFF: THE TWO COATS 2021 YEAR-END FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN IS UNDERWAY

In May 2022, I will have been publishing Two Coats of Paint for fifteen years. Thanks to reader support, it's been a long, strange...

ALAN PRAZNIAK'S KALEIDOSCOPIC VIEW

Contributed by Jonathan Goodman / Alan Prazniak's small paintings, on view at Geary Contemporary in NYC and Millerton, align with one...

 
 
 

VERMONT STUDIO CENTER: AN EMERGING ART HUB

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Northern Vermont seems far away now, but in ten years it may be an entrenched artists' enclave. And...

THOUGHTS ON THAT SMALL YUSKAVAGE PAINTING

A twelve-inch canvas Lisa Yuskavage included in her exhibition at David Zwirner upstages the entire show and much of the work the artist...

 
 
 

ELIZABETH MURRAY IN BUFFALO AND FOR THE AGES

Contributed by Dana Tyrrell / From 1965 to 1967, Elizabeth Murray - a towering presence in contemporary painting who died in 2007 -...

BAD BOYFRIENDS AND PINK BATHERS: A CONVERSATION WITH JANICE NOWINSKI

Contributed by Sangram Majumdar / On the occasion of her first exhibition, beautifully installed at Thomas Erben Gallery, Janice Nowinski...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Regional Science Center Leonardo da Vinci / eM4.Pracownia Architektury.Brataniec

Regional Science Center Leonardo da Vinci / eM4.Pracownia Architektury.Brataniec

EM4.Pracownia Architektury.Brataniec Location: 26-060 Podzamcze Chęcińskie, Poland Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Juliusz Sokołowski Area: 4089.0 m2 Read more ...

13 Camera Settings Every iPhone Photographer Should Know

If you do iPhone photography, common sense may say you pick up the iPhone, open the camera app and just start shooting. That'll work, but there happen to be so many settings... Read more ...

Where do you cop? Franck Bohbot

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I'll drive, Jack Sharp

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Walk the dog, Yelena Bryksenkova

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How to Mix Flash with Ambient Light: A Step-by-Step Method

How to Mix Flash with Ambient Light: A Step-by-Step Method

Can you think back to a time you were taking photos in a dinner scene and they just look “flash-y”? Why does flash never look natural? Well, in order to make flash look... Read more ...

Showcase: Necron Overlord

Showcase: Necron Overlord

Awakening from a millennia long slumber today and conquering the blog is the Necron Overlord from Issue 8 of the Imperium magazine. Super easy model to paint using metals and... Read more ...

MGS Offices / COVO Interiores

MGS Offices / COVO Interiores

Viseu, Portugal Project Year: 2021 Photographs: José Campos Area: 130.0 m2 Read more ...

Ground Level: The Mixed-Use Typology

Ground Level: The Mixed-Use Typology

Bath Street Colonnade. Image © Wikimedia User Tristan Surtel under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Buildings around the world are... Read more ...

Coming to Studio Gallery, San Francisco

Stay tuned, this 36 x 36, oil on canvas, is on it's way to Studio Gallery, In San Francisco! Read more ...