Two Coats of Paint is a New York art blogazine dedicated to painting. This is an archive of the live online conversations with artists, curators, gallerists, and writers.
America: Idiomerica and the Terminal Century, a conversation with with R.C. Baker and Sharon Butler
"America: Idiomerica and the Terminal Century, a conversation with with R.C. Baker and Sharon Butler"
Recorded live, Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Jennifer Baahng Gallery
A BAAHNG SPOTLIGHT Production. Produced by Jennifer Baahng Gallery / Artists Bob Baker, Editor in Chief and art critic of the Village Voice and Two Coats of Paint publisher Sharon Butler delved into the ways their work grapples with the digital miasma, September 11, living in America at the turn of the century, and art as a vehicle for soft diplomacy. They discussed some of their older projects and their interest in the evolution of digital tools. This early work is on view in “Pitches and Scripts” at Baahng Gallery through March Episode notes: "Pitches and Scripts," Spotlight Series at Jennifer Baahng Gallery; R.C. Baker's gallery webpage, Sharon Butler's gallery webpage, MoMA Refik Anadol exhibition, Kevin Roose in NYTimes, A Conversation With Bing’s Chatbot Left Me Deeply Unsettled, Robin Pogrebin and Elizabeth A. Harris in NYTimes, Warren Kanders Quits Whitney Board After Tear Gas Protests, Colin Moynihan in NYTimes, After Surviving Opioids, Nan Goldin Goes After the Makers.
Long Distance Painter: Shifting Contexts and a Studio Life
Recorded live, Monday, February, 20, 2023 / A multi generational conversation between Catherine Howe and Zachary Sitrin, with host, Sharon Butler, and guests Elizabeth Riggle, Peter Dudek, Elisabeth Condon, and Janice Caswell. We discuss what it means to spend a lifetime engaged in the solitary studio practice of painting. Episode notes: Brooklyn Rail Conversation with Rob Storr; Rob Storr's show at Kingfish Gallery in Buffalo; the story of the erased DeKooning; Roberta Smith's review of the Derrick Adams exhibition at the Flag Art Foundation. Read Two Coats of Paint here.
Museums We Haven't Visited (in awhile)
Recorded live on Clubhouse, Monday, February, 6, 2023 / Hosted by sculptor-professor Peter Dudek, moderated by Sharon Butler. A discussion about museums, especially the ones we haven't been to in ages. With Laurie Fendrich and Camilla Fallon.
On Being Not-Nice in the Art World
Recorded live on Clubhouse, Monday, January 23, 2023 / Hosted by Adam Simon and Laurie Fendrich, moderated by Sharon Butler. Are contemporary artists and critics too nice about the work being made today? In an era of community-building, gratitude, and identity politics what has happened to honest opinions, harsh critique, and the scathing review? With guests Elisabeth Condon, Peter Dudek, Saul Ostrow, and Alexi Worth.
Top 10 Exhibitions (we missed) in 2022
Recorded live on Clubhouse, Monday, January 2, 2023 / Moderated by painter and Two Coats of Paint Publisher Sharon Butler, hosted by sculptor-professor Peter Dudek. Listen to a live discussion about the art exhibitions we missed in 2022. Is it possible for artists to see too many exhibitions? Featuring artists-writers Laurie Fendrich, Franklin Einspruch, Patrick Neal, and painters Louise Belcourt and Catherine Howe.
Conjunctions, Addenda, Commutations with Raphael Rubinstein and Sharon Butler
A BAAHNG SPOTLIGHT Production. Produced by Jennifer Baahng Gallery / Recorded live on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 2 pm. Noted poet and art critic Raphael Rubinstein sat down with artist and Two Coats of Paint publisher Sharon Butler to discuss “Next Moves,” Butler's solo exhibition at Jennifer Baahng Gallery in New York. In this BAAHNG SPOTLIGHT event, Rubinstein and Butler explore the nature of conjunctions, addenda, commutations, and the many ways artists navigate the passages from one body of work to the next.
Episode Links: A video of the conversation is available at BAAHNG SPOTLIGHT Conversations . Other links: Sharon Butler “Next Moves” at Jennifer Baahng Gallery / Sharon Butler Instagram Drawings / Raphael Rubinstein website and gallery project “The Silo” / Two Coats of Paint / Barkley Hendricks / Martin Barré / Francis Picabia
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Really enjoy Two Coats of Paints conversations with artists! Sharon Butler is a great interviewer and it’s a wonderful resource for studio listening.