Instructors at Large

Jerry Weiss on the Sects of Figurative Painting

  • October 20, 2014


Paul Cézanne, Boy in a Red Waistcoat, 1888–90. Oil on canvas, 35 1/4 x 28 1/2 in. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art.

Paul Cézanne, Boy in a Red Waistcoat, 1888–90. Oil on canvas, 35 1/4 x 28 1/2 in. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art.

In “Boy in a Red Waistcoat,” his latest article for the “Master Class” column of Artist’s Magazine, Jerry Weiss suggests Cézanne had a connection to classical sources far greater than many of today’s classical realists would acknowledge. “Cézanne was dedicated to supplementing the study of the old masters with the observation of nature,” writes Weiss, “an ambition that we can hardly improve upon. He was less interested in the surfaces of classical paintings than their structural design, and his eye for composition was redoubtable.” Weiss’s article (PDF here) appears in the December 2014 issue of the Artist’s Magazine.

Reginato Is a Sculptor Who Paints

  • October 16, 2014


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Peter Reginato is one of five artists exhibiting in Painters Who Sculpt/Sculptors Who Paint, which opens at Noho Gallery (530 West 25th Street) on November 4, 2014. You can read and flip through an online catalogue of the exhibition, which includes an introductory essay by Archie Gunn.

Peter Reginato, LOL, 2011. Stainless steel and enamel, 45 x 42 x 37 in.

“I have been working with welded steel as an artistic medium since 1969,” explains Reginato. “Drawing has always been an important aspect of my work. It is important for me to make my own shapes by hand, rather than rely on found objects or neutralizing the forms, color, or compositions. I feel that pushing the issue of drawing, gives my work a depth not found in the formalist and minimalist art world or work that relies on mechanical tracing.” The exhibition will continue through November 22.

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Naomi Campbell at Gowanus Open Studios 2014

  • October 15, 2014


“For one weekend each year, artists working in the former factories, warehouses, and studio buildings in Gowanus invite the public to visit their studios, see their work, and talk about their process.” Naomi Campbell is one of 315 artists particpating in Gowanus Open Studios 2014, October 18 and 19. Naomi Campbell Art Projects, her studio, is located at 177 Seventh Avenue, 3L, in Brooklyn, between 1st and 2nd Streets., in front of PS 321. Here’s a preview of what you’ll see there.

SM 300dpi Naomi Campbell Untitled

Naomi Campbell, Searching the Frozen Seas, 2010. Mixed media, 17 x 24 in.

SM 300dpi Naomi Campbell Imprints I

Naomi Campbell, Imprints I, 2013. Oil on panel, 10 x 12 in.

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Naomi Campbell, Untitled, 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 30 in.

SM 300dpi Naomi Campbell Trance

Naomi Campbell, Trance, 2010. Watercolor, 7½ x 9 in.

300dpi Naomi Campbell Gone Fishing

Naomi Campbell, Gone Fishing, 2013.
Graphite on Mylar, 21 x 15 in.

Sherry Camhy’s Online Gallery

  • October 14, 2014


Sherry Camhy, Aunt Helen's Doll—III, 2008. Oil on board, 24 x 36 in.

Sherry Camhy, Aunt Helen’s Doll—III, 2008. Oil on board, 24 x 36 in.

Aunt Helen’s Doll III will be one of the three images appearing in the Katonah Museum Artists’ Association Artist of the Month online gallery, which will feature Sherry Camhy during November and December 2014.

“Aunt Helen’s Doll III was painted directly on an old wooden panel rescued from the basement of the Art Students League of New York,” explains Sherry Camhy. “Since the league’s founding in 1875, generations of art students have used old boards like this one as a support behind their paintings. When they removed their work, the boards were reused, again and again, by a new crop of artists. Now, it is my turn. Will you be next?”

Sherry Camhy Is “Artist of the Month”

  • October 10, 2014


Sherry Camhy, Cherub–Music Muse. Silver and gold on wood, 15½ x 11½ in.

Sherry Camhy, Cherub–Music Muse.
Silver and gold on wood, 15½ x 11½ in.

Sherry Camhy has been chosen by the Katonah Museum Artists’ Association as the Online Gallery Artist of the Month for November and December 2014.

    One cannot be too conscientious, too sincere, or too submissive to nature. But one must be more or less master of his model and, above all, of his means of expression. His goal is to penetrate what lies before him and to strive to express himself as logically as possible. — Paul Cézanne