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It's Monochrome Painting, But with More Colors

British artist Jason Martin's first New York show in 20 years is a muted pleasure.
Hettie Judah
1.19.18
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Jemima Kirke, Painter of Brides, Thinks There's One Good Excuse to Get Married

"It was hard to find a divorced woman who wanted to put her wedding dress back on."
Paul Laster
12.12.17
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This TREMENDOUS Artist's SAD Paintings Mine The Donald's BEAUTIFUL Lexicon

The president's oh-so-special way with words seeps into Wayne White's new paintings.
Daisy Alioto
11.28.17
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The Met Proves That David Hockney Is More Than Just the Pool Guy

David Hockney's blockbuster retrospective offers total immersion into the life and taboo-busting work of a British master. GARAGE asked the show's curator how he approached presenting the oeuvre of an artist who's still innovative at age 80.
Paul Laster
11.28.17
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The Tradition of Artists Painting Drunk People Is Alive and Well

Feeling the after-effects of Thanksgiving indulgence? New paintings by Antwerp's Kati Heck reflect on the pros and cons—but mostly the pros—of booze.
Hettie Judah
11.24.17
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Mark Bradford Goes into Battle Against the Age of Trump

"You don’t resolve the tension, and that's what makes it interesting." With an eye to our current predicament, Mark Bradford's epic new commission for the Hirshhorn Museum carves out new, political, routes for abstraction.
Ian Bourland
11.9.17
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Peter Cain's Paintings Still Look Like the Future

A lively panel discussion on the late Peter Cain remembers a painter with an peerless take on popular masculine obsessions whose reputation has only grown since his untimely death.
Zoe Lescaze
10.27.17
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Cecily Brown's Show at Paula Cooper is a Perfect Storm

Cecily Brown's first appearance at Paula Cooper Gallery sees the virtuoso "reluctant painter" look to historical images of shipwrecks en route to confronting the tensions of the present.
Paul Laster
10.26.17
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Reginald Sylvester II Paints with Purpose in a New Show at Lever House

Jacksonville-born Reginald Sylvester II blends figuration and abstraction in dynamic large-scale canvases that fuse pleasure and purpose. GARAGE had a few questions for the artist as he took a break from installing a new show at Lever House.
Michael Wilson
10.19.17
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Painting in Black and White: Race and the New Figurative Art

In their electric new paintings, Jordan Casteel and Celeste Dupuy-Spencer fly the flag for a new wave of American figurative painting that casts the subtleties of race in a newly engaging light.
Aruna D'Souza
9.26.17
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Expressionism, Now with Added Black

"LA is like death in the sunshine." Even when he's being "optimistic," German painter André Butzer can't keep his dark side in check for long. But returning to the city after a lengthy break, the artist has made positive use of his impulse to destroy.
Michael Slenske
9.11.17
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How to Turn a Studio into a Rumpus Room into an Exhibition

“I’m in a good place.” Friedrich Kunath has had his share of ups and downs, but in a sprawling new exhibition at Blum & Poe the Los Angeles painter lays bare his soul—and a remarkable studio—with a positive attitude and a higher purpose.
Michael Slenske
8.28.17