Instructors at Large

Sherrie McGraw at the Butler Institute

  • April 24, 2014

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Sherrie McGraw’s Bleu

This fall Sherrie McGraw will have a solo exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art, featuring seventy-five paintings and drawings created over her thirty-five-year career. Accompanying the show will be a hard-bound, 128-page full-color volume filled with reproductions and McGraw’s anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories about her subjects and travails as a painter. The exhibition opens September 28 and continues through November 30, 2014. An artist’s afternoon reception is scheduled for October 12. For more information, go to the Bright Light Fine Art.

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Sherrie McGraw’s Tuesday

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Sherrie McGraw’s Chloe.

Words about Ronnie Landfield

  • April 22, 2014

Ronnie Landfield, The Deluge, 1998.

Ronnie Landfield, The Deluge, 1998.

Writing in the current issue of Frieze, William Corwin credits curator Phong Bui in “transforming an unruly mob of more than 300 artists into a comprehensive slice of activity in early 21st-century New York” in last year’s exhibition Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1. “The exhibition’s organization, a contorted web of networks and relationships,” Corwin writes, “became an anthropological assessment of the inner workings of an art scene, offering an intriguing glimpse into the lives and practices of New York artists.” Ronnie Landfield’s Deluge (1998) was among the works exhibited at the 100,000 foot exhibition at Industry City (Sunset Park, Brooklyn)Read more of the review.

Ronnie Landfield, After the Deluge, 2001.

Ronnie Landfield, After the Deluge, 2001.

The Possibilities of Paper

  • April 18, 2014

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Sherry Camhy, Aunt Helen’s Doll—I, 2008. Silverpoint, 25 x 21 in.

Mark(ing) Time: Works on Paper Invitational consists of artwork by artists who work strictly on paper. Its aim is to explore the traditional and contemporary ideas of what constitutes drawing and printmaking. At the Dishman Art Museum (Beaumont, TX), where the exhibition opens on May 23, one can expect to see a full range of possibilities: from drawings by artists who work classically with graphite on paper to artists who expand the definition of working on paper to create entire installations. Sherry Camhy’s silverpoint Aunt Helen’s Doll—I is one of the show’s many wonders. Opening reception: May 23, 6:30—8:30 p.m. The show continues through July 12, 2014.

Max Ginsburg in Florence

  • April 17, 2014


Max Ginsburg will lecture about the development of his recent multifigure paintings and lead a two-day demo workshop at the Florence Academy of Art, May 23–25.


Max Ginsburg, War Pieta, 2007. Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 in.

His solo show, Max Ginsburg: The Realities of Our Times, continues through May 24 at ArtRage Gallery, in Syracuse, NY. Fine Art Connoisseur posted an overview of the exhibition, “Max Ginsburg’s Impassioned Social Realism,” which offers a glimpse of several works from the show. Ginsburg spoke with the host of “The Forum,” a program on the university’s radio station, Z89 FM, about the exhibit. “I feel that art should represent an artist’s deepest feelings and thinking about his place, his society, what moves him.” The hour-long conversation is available to listen to online.

Words About Peter Reginato

  • April 16, 2014

Peter Reginato, WTF, 2011. Stainless steel and enamel, 47 x 48 x 35 in.

Peter Reginato, WTF, 2011. Stainless steel and enamel, 47 x 48 x 35 in.

“A bewildering but satisfying mix of tightly curved and woven-together thin steel rods” is how art critic and blogger Piri Halasz describes the six sculptures Peter Reginato exhibited—along with six small works on paper—at his recent solo show at Andre Zarre Gallery. Read more of the review, “From Thick to Thin, Etc.,” on her blog, (An Appropriate Distance) From the Mayor’s Doorstep.

    I want to paint the virginity of the world. — Paul Cézanne