Brian Fee

March 02, 2012, 8:15am

“Excavating Abstraction”: Zak Prekop at Harris Lieberman

The intense, ostensibly minimalist yet beguilingly layered and process-composed paintings by young Brooklyn-based Zak Prekop unveil themselves like a Jorge Luis Borges plot device. I spent a leisurely while in front of and angled toward his human-scale canvases filling Harris Lieberman Gallery, playing out different scenarios in my head as to just how he created them. Their plain titles give away few secrets, but their respective compositions and surface effects are irresistible to inquisitive eyes. - Brian Fee, Austin Contributor

Listed under: New York, Review

February 27, 2012, 8:15am

Creative Collagist: Chris Martin

There are several protocols to bear in mind before experiencing a Chris Martin exhibition. Take your preconceived notions of mixed-media painting and color combinations and chuck them out the window. Martin’s bold color choices are exceeded only by the media itself receiving the paint, which could be “just” canvas or an entire Oriental rug to the tabloid newspapers appearing here, his third solo show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Brian Fee, Austin Contributor

Listed under: Review

January 30, 2012, 8:05am

The Physicality of Place: Daniel Heidkamp at Champion

Daniel Heidkamp's solo exhibition  at Champion (on view through February 25th) in Austin, TX highlights his strengths as a painter. I write this with the embedded pun fully in mind. He is a master of capturing light—whether tempering a fireplace's glow into this overall pulsing warmth or emblazoning a backyard with patterned tree-limb shadows. Heidkamp's light is an emotive presence throughout the excellently titled Glow Drops At The Chill Spot. - Read more by Austin contributor, Brian Fee, after the jump!

Listed under: Austin, Review

January 13, 2012, 8:30am

Erin Payne: Winner of New American Paintings Reader's Choice!

Erin Payne (NAP #93, MFA ANNUAL) has been selected by our blog readers as the winner of this year's New American Paintings Reader's Choice Prize. The Prize is a $500 gift card sponsored by Blick Art Materials, and, thanks to NEXT ART CHICAGO, Payne will also have a painting hung at the fair in April.

Listed under: Q&A, Vote!

January 02, 2012, 8:15am

Top 10 NAP Posts of 2011

Even though we are looking forward to 2012, it's still fun to look back. We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our blog contributors for making our site a great place to find commentary on relevant contemporary painting. These very talented writers and videographers from all over the country include Ellen Caldwell, Brian Fee, Josh Reames, Erin Langner, Nadiah Fellah, Graham Kolbeins (Future Shipwreck), Hallie Miller, Catherine Wagley, Paul Boshears, Joey Veltkamp, Alex Ebstein, and Matthew Smith.

On that note, after the jump we list the top 10 most viewed posts by our contributors in 2011. If you haven't had a chance to read them, please check them out now! And, it's never too late to comment.

Listed under: Art World, NAP News

December 28, 2011, 8:15am

Heart to Art: Lora Reynolds of Lora Reynolds Gallery (PART TWO)

Part two of my interview with Lora Reynolds on her namesake, cutting-edge, Austin, TX-based gallery. Find part one here. - Brian Fee, Austin Contributor

BF: You show a dynamic lineup of international artists working in various disciplines/mediums. How has the public responded to them?

Listed under: Heart to Art

December 21, 2011, 8:13am

Heart to Art: Lora Reynolds of Lora Reynolds Gallery (PART ONE)

Imagine my thrill as a seasoned New York art-goer thrust back into the unfamiliar Texas Hill Country this summer (I graduated from University of Texas at Austin but hadn't visited the city but once since then), going totally off a strong recommendation from Big Apple friends to visit Lora Reynolds Gallery. Imagine that joy when stumbling into a clean, well-lit white-box, with its raw concrete floor and huge windows, which just happened to be showing former Armory Show artist Susan Collis (So it goes, May 14-July 16, 2011).

Listed under: Austin, Heart to Art

December 03, 2011, 8:45am

The Art Newspaper at Art Basel Miami Beach

Painting is so hot right now. An abundance of Gerhard Richter's and Sigmar Polke's around Art Basel Miami isn't a fluke. Richter is subject of the documentary Gerhard Richter Painting, which had its American premiere here last evening, plus saw career-high bids for Abstracks Bild and other mind-melting paintings at Sotheby's NY last month. Meanwhile his countryman Polke, who passed away last year, set a record at Sotheby's London several months earlier for his '67 work Jungle. Just don't make the mistake of dubbing framed artwork "conservative": painting can be just as lyrical, energetic, experimental, or shocking as its three-dimensional kindred.

Listed under: Art Fairs, Art Market, Art World

December 01, 2011, 8:15am

When in Miami...

There are tons of great fairs and plenty of projects to check out while you're in Miami this year. Our staff and contributors wanted to give you the heads-up on a few things we think are definitely worth checking out. There are hundreds of other things we could have mentioned, but let's start here...Big thanks to Brian Fee, Erin Langner, and Alex Ebstein. Check out their recommendations after the jump! And be sure to tell us your recommendations in the comments section!

November 28, 2011, 8:15am

Walton Ford: Primal Instincts and Pop Culture

Walton Ford's reputation for enormous (specifically life-sized) watercolors of animals executed in the highly illustrative, realistic vein of ornithologist-artist John James Audubon precedes him. I have expectations when approaching a new Ford exhibition: the works will be large; they will be fully realized; and there will exist some disarray, some violence that offsets the animals' handsome portraiture. I've followed Ford's work since 2005 and have seen his deft folding of dissent beneath a naturalistic veil, like Le Jardin's rugged bison fighting off a pack of chicly groomed wolves on a manicured garden.

Listed under: New York, Review

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