Artist Feature: Nikki Maloof 

By Catherine Haggarty / July 2, 2019

Nikki Maloof is a painter based in South Hadley, MA and is represented by Jack Hanley Gallery in the Lower East side. She holds an MFA from Yale and a BFA from Indiana University, IN. Her recent solo show at Jack Hanley Gallery, titled ‘Caught and Free’, featured 8 large scale paintings and a near…

The Continuum of Drawing

By Catherine Haggarty / April 24, 2019

Artist: Amanda Nedham Title: Bullseye target: I’ll draw you a fly 1 of 25 Medium: Graphite Dimension: 8×10 Year: 2019 Exhibition: Field Projects Drawing has been a topic I have been practicing, lecturing and writing about for years. I am currently teaching a course designed to traverse both Art Theory and Art History of Drawing…

No Bigger Than The Moon – Painting by David Mcdonough

By Catherine Haggarty / February 28, 2019

I can’t take credit for the title of this article – that is credit due to the Artist, David Mcdonough – a painter based in Brooklyn NY. His paintings, moderate in size, vary in medium but center around charcoal and oil paint on canvas. Brush marks flip between transparent opaque as they move through the…

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…