Leeza Meksin – Artist Feature

By Catherine Haggarty / January 31, 2019

Hoist Store Shed, Leeza Meksin’s most recent exhibit at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) has now concluded but it has left a mark with me and I’m certain with many others. Leeza’s work which spans painting and site specific installations continues to evolve and expand with each new project. I have been admiring her work…

Kerry Law – Artist Feature

By Catherine Haggarty / January 16, 2019

Kerry Law – Stacking paint and mortality There is an endearing seriality about Kerry Law’s painting practice. He is committed to his subjects and often works in isolated bodies of work until he has pushed the idea and subject as far as he can or can stand to. He must care about the subjects to paint…

Ask me a Question / Part II

By Catherine Haggarty / December 15, 2018

I opened up my social networks to see what questions I would get from artists about painting, curating, teaching, and much more. Check out the questions and answers below! By, Dana B There’s a lot of mystery about how to approach galleries, how to get your work shown. I’d love to know how artists actually…

Ask me a Question / Part 1

By Catherine Haggarty / December 7, 2018

I opened up my social networks to see what questions I would get from artists about painting, curating, teaching, and much more. Check out the questions and answers below! _____________________________ By @premiumh2o / Ana Vasquez / www.avasquezco.tumblr.com/ How does your relationship in academic and also non academic settings inform your own painting practice? Great question…

Emilie Stark-Menneg – Artist Spotlight

By Catherine Haggarty / November 22, 2018
Emerging Art Education

I met Emilie Stark-Menneg two years ago via instagram. We connected because of mutual friends and a shared appreciate of painting, color and making absurd images. Following several exchanges online we arranged a meeting to do a studio visit. Emilie and her Mom, Maggie – an artist as well – showed up to do a…

On Collecting Art & Building Culture

By Catherine Haggarty / November 17, 2018

There is a misunderstanding that one who collects art has to be wealthy. I recognize this makes sense, as art is typically expensive and not in everyone’s monthly budget. I thought this way until I heard a Donna Nelson artist talk at The New School in 2015. Donna, an acclaimed painter and professor at the…

Artist Spotlight – Eric Hibit

By Catherine Haggarty / September 12, 2018

Anti chromophobia and pure decadence: The paintings of Eric Hibit. In David Batchelor’s book, chromophobia – he writes about the fear of color in western philosophy and art criticism. Bright colors, he asserts have been viewed as primitive and not civilized – even wild and dangerous. Color he writes, also speaks of the cosmetic, the…

Artist Statements

By Catherine Haggarty / September 5, 2018

When I think about an artist statement, frankly I cringe. Memories of failed attempts in undergrad and graduate school make me think of all the time I thought I could adequately put my work into fluid and knowable terms. I now feel confident in how to write and speak about my work – but this…

Building An Image

By Catherine Haggarty / August 20, 2018
Art Materials

I have never been an artist that works in one method and with one medium. For years I grappled with this, thinking it was an inadequacy. I now realize, it is my strength and that the reality is, very rarely artists work in a 1 to 1 method. I think being able to be flexible…

The Sixth Man: Joshua Bienko

By Catherine Haggarty / August 1, 2018

When you meet Joshua Bienko – it does not take more than a few seconds to realize he is ready. Josh is ready to talk, ready to listen and ready to show you what he has. Bienko, an Associate Professor of Art at UT Knoxville and Founder and Director of C for Courtside is all…