Louise Fishman

Artforum notes “Ballin’ the Jack,” and also that Louise began “her practice at the height of Abstract Expressionism; Fishman asserted herself as a queer feminist Jewish woman within the artistic milieu of the time. Her atmospheric spaces and muscular articulations recount the urgency of her self-expression, and speak to the dynamic forward motion of ballin’ the jack, or going full-speed.”

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Tony Just

Tony reacts to negative space created by inspiring elements of process he builds around emotionally charged objects, like wine spilled into books (relating to a singular experience of a specific novel) or the negative spaces between his own fingers. About his intentions, Just has said: “Using elements of abstraction, representation, illustration and duplication I try to produce paintings which show the infinite possibilities of interpretation. The magic of seeing images revealed or dissolved. To move the viewer just a little bit closer to seeing something they may have missed.” 

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Tamina Amadyar

Alongside large-format canvases—abstractions, never in more than two shades—Tamina Amadyar is showing watercolors for the first time. Figurative, multicolored, and intimate in scale, this new group of works, begun this spring, stands in clear contrast to Amadyar’s iconic pigment and gluten paintings.

(Always) glad to see artists challenging the notion that one most be only a figurative or abstract painter.

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Winston Roettger

Artforum says Winston’s newest are “Light and dark, dry and wet, reflective and absorptive, these qualities give the different multiples of the painting a distinct visual rhythm… What at first seems quite simple turns out to be very complex upon closer inspection. Layers of color unfold an optical effect that lifts color from its surroundings to conceal the materiality of the carrier almost to the point of invisibility.”

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Annie May Young

Posting about Rosie recently made me realize that I should look into the quilting “movement” from Gee’s Bend. This article has some more context on the medium’s recent impacts.

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(also, and, for those interested in movements in material art here’s the post I did on the women of Bauhaus)