Robert Neffson will deliver a talk with a slideshow of his work at the Seven Bridges Foundation (Greenwich, CT) this Saturday, September 27, at 2 p.m. Next month, his paintings will be included in Hyperrealism, 1967–2013 in the BBK Gallery at the Museo de Bellas Artes (Bilbao, Spain). The show opens October 7, 2014 and continues through January 19, 2015.
Deborah Winiarski is now Featured Artworks Editor for ProWax Journal, a quarterly online publication for professional artists working in the medium of encaustic.
“The Pull of Paper” is her first contribution.
“To speak of great drawing is, by implication, to refer to the art of hatching,” writes Jerry N. Weiss. “It’s a technique born of a practical consideration: how best to translate three-dimensional imagery to paper.” In the Fall 2014 issue of Drawing, Weiss reviews Hatched: Creating Form with Line, an exhibition of twenty-two Old Master drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum this summer (preview PDF here).
Wendy Shalen discusses her recent show Family Matters and describes her use of a wide range of media in this half-hour conversation with G.G. Kopilak, host of the program “Pleasantville Connects to Visual Arts.”
Eugene Speicher, who first studied, and then taught at the Art Students League for five years during the 1910s, is the subject of Along His Own Lines: A Retrospective of New York Realist Eugene Speicher. “At the height of his fame,” writes Jerry Weiss in the October 2014 issue of the Artist’s Magazine (PDF here), “Eugene Speicher was called ‘America’s most important living painter’ by Esquire magazine.” But his exalted reputation declined precipitously over the second half of the twentieth century.
Speicher painted fellow student Georgia O’Keeffe, when both were studying with William Merritt Chase. Speicher’s portrait, reproduced below in the Art Students League’s 1908–09 annual course catalogue, was acquired as a red dot purchase, and remains part of the school’s permanent collection.
Along His Own Lines opens October 18 at the New York State Museum, Albany.