Brian Calvin

September 29, 2018, 12:10am

NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS ALUMNI TAKE OVER EXPO CHICAGO: 16 Booths You Can't Miss

New American Paintings heads to the Windy City this week to explore Expo Chicago.  Here's your first look at the 16 NAP alumni booths you just can't miss. 

 

1.Amir H Fallah (Pacific Coast #91) at Shulamit Nazarian

Amir H. Fallah
A Path Set In Stone
2017
acrylic on canvas
68 x 96 inches

photo courtesy of Shulamit Nazarian

September 11, 2018, 12:42pm

Then and Now: 10 New American Paintings Alumni Who Became Art Stars

On our 25th anniversary of New American Paintings, we take a look back at some of the NAP artists who have made it big.

 

Amy Sherald
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama
2018
oil on linen
72 x 60 inches

photo courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Listed under: NAP News, Noteworthy

July 31, 2018, 11:51am

NAP Artist on View: Alex Becerra, Brian Calvin, Shara Hughes

New American Paintings alumni, Alex Becerra (Pacific Coast #127 cover artist) Brian Calvin (Midwest #11), and Shara Hughes (South #58) were all featured in Cliche, organized with Bill Powers at Almine Rech Gallery. 

 

Cliche 

June 20 - July 28, 2018

 

For more information please visit:
 

Almine Rech Gallery 
39 East 78th Street, 2nd floor

New York, NY 10075
212 804 8496

Cliches are always already on the canvas, and if the painter is content to transform the cliche, to deform or mutilate it, to manipulate it in every possible way, this reaction is still too intellectual, too abstract: it allows the cliche to rise again from its ashes, it leaves the painter within the milieu of the cliche, or else gives him or her no other consolation than parody. 

- Gilles Deleuze 

 

The more probable the message, the less information it gives. Cliches, for example, are less illuminating than great poems. 

- Norbert Weiner 

 


Brian Calvin
Puff

2018

acrylic on canvas

56 1/8 x 70 1/8 inches

 

photo courtesy of Almine Rech Gallery

 

Listed under: NAP Artists on View

December 01, 2017, 9:11am

Making it to the Big Stage: New American Paintings Alumni on View at Art Basel Miami 2017

I have said it before, but one of my greatest joys these days is watching the careers of artists featured in New American Paintings explode. Working with curators, we review the work of more than 6000 artists every year and try to identify those who are exceptional. We take this job VERY seriously.

The way the art world is structured these days, there is, perhaps, no bigger stage to present your work than Art Basel Miami. Thousands of art lovers attend each year and just about every major collector and curator from around the world is there. There are at least two-dozen of our alumni on view this year, which is extraordinary. Some of these artists, such as Jordan Casteel and Loie Hollowell, have gained international attention just in the past twelve months. If you receive New American Paintings, as hundreds of collectors and curators do, you would have discovered their work before they entered the gallery system. Join us. – Steven Zevitas, Publisher

Listed under: Art Market, Art World, Noteworthy

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