Elise Engler keeps track of the world through her drawings, paintings, and accordion-books; making lists and documenting her travels to The Galapagos, Antarctica, Sicily and the streets of New York. Beginning on May 19, 2014 Elise Engler spent a year on Broadway, exploring it block by block, from Kingsbridge to the Battery. Engler recently completed a residency at the MacDowell Colony. Last year she began work on a new series entitled First Radio Headline Heard of the Day, a chronicle of mostly political events, as they unfold in real time.
I recently caught up with Elise Engler to learn more about her work. Listen, enjoy, comment, and share:
I first met Don Stinson when I moved to Colorado nearly twenty years ago. I felt an immediate affinity with what he was doing. Stinson’s focus was on landscape, not as scenery, nor as an artistic trope, but as a dialogue between terrain, and the society which shapes and consumes it. Mindful of history, western exploration, and influenced by the writings of J.B. Jackson, Stinson’s paintings take notice of dystopic anomalies, industrial intrusions and modern ruins. Adrift in vast deserts, or located near majestic geological formations, these byproducts of disposable culture are at once elegiac, and cautionary. What Lies Between: new works by Don Stinson is now on view at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Recently we caught up with one another, to talk about the exhibition.
What Lies Between, new works by Don Stinson, will be on view through June 3rd, at David B. Smith Gallery. 1543A Wazee Street, in Denver, Colorado, 80202. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday 12-6pm and Saturday 12-5pm and by appointment. For more information please go to the gallery website at www.davidbsmithgallery.com. Learn more information about Don Stinson and his work at www.donstinson.com
Erratum: During the interview I misspoke, identifying Dr. Joni Kinsey (University of Iowa) as the author of a book on Albert Bierstadt, when she is the author of a definitive study of Thomas Moran, which I highly recommend to anyone concerned with the history of the American landscape.
Ronnie Landfield in his studio. Photo by James L. McElhinney, 2015
Painter Ronnie Landfield has been a presence on the New York scene since his work was exhibited in the Whitney Biennial in 1967. His latest exhibition opens at Findlay Galleries on May 4th, 2017 and runs through June 3rd. Ronnie Landfield and I met at the gallery to discuss his latest exhibition. Ronnie Landfield. American Color Field Master will be on view through June 3rd at Findlay Galleries, located on the 7th floor, at 724 Fifth Avenue, between 56th and 57th Streets. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am -6pm and by appointment.
Late in the Day, 2012
acrylic on canvas
75 x 81 inches
Threshold of Eternity, 2012
acrylic on canvas
90 x 76 inches
We Walked all the Way, 1997
acrylic on canvas
87 x 72 inches
(Images courtesy David Findlay Jr. Gallery, New York, Published under fair use for critical and educational purposes)
Concept and Painting, an exhibition of the artist and critic Robert C. Morgan is now on view at Proyetos Monclova in Mexico City. The show opened on March 23rd and runs through April 29. I first met Robert when we both taught on Fridays at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. We were in different departments, but at midday we each went off campus for lunch. On one of those days, we found ourselves at a restaurant, waiting for dining companions who never arrived. Rather than dining alone, we began a series of conversations, of which this is the latest. On Friday April 7, I sat down with Robert at his home near Union Square to learn more about the exhibition.
Listen to our conversation:
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