Category Archives: Curatorial

Planning Retreat 2014: Saint Louis

PLUG Projects took on their annual planning retreat this August in Saint Louis, Missouri. The planning retreat allows time and focus for PLUG members to brainstorm and discuss exhibitions, workshops, critical writing components, and fundraising for the coming year. While … Continue reading

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Brandon Juhasz “I Can’t Promise to Try”

If you haven’t had a chance to see the current show, check out Brandon Juhasz’ “I Can’t Promise to Try” this Saturday from 10-5. Today, The Pitch released an article Tracy Abeln wrote on the current show.   An excerpt … Continue reading

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REVISITORS: MAIDS OF HONOR

As a young artist I was obsessed with Picasso, especially the way he drew figures. His later works in particular are filled with a crude energy conveyed through his loose but confident handling. I was consumed in particular by the … Continue reading

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REVISITORS: DISASTER

Sometimes engaging the work of a predecessor is less homage than an act of antagonism. Goya is Jake & Dinos Chapman’s main source of inspiration as well as source material and subject of ridicule. You have the precedent of Robert … Continue reading

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Photography and painting.

Ones in a while I run across the work of photographers who in some way or other reference painting (particularly in its traditional form) in their work. Contemporary photography has not been infiltrated by painting as much as painting by … Continue reading

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Shneebett.

“Shneebett” (translated from German means snow-bed) is the title of an installation by Enrique Martinez Celaya reflecting on the final days of Beethoven. Central to the installation is a full-scale refrigerated bed covered with frost. It was first shown at … Continue reading

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Lusted Lusters

The ceramic sculptures of Chris Antemann reference 18th century porcelain figurines and the events of Fragonard paintings, but strive to present moments that speak more with the current than the past.  Her work examines/humorizes the relationship roles of men and women … Continue reading

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Leslie Vance

I first came across Leslie Vance’s paintings at the David Kordansky’s booth at Miami Basel in 2010. Vance’s work was also featured in the 2010 Whitney Biennial. The paintings have a huge presence and have endless depth but are actually quite … Continue reading

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Contemporary Restorations

Trained as a conservator, Kathleen Gilje has turned her interest in restoration into paintings that reconfigure masters works by twisting its commentary.  I was initially introduced to Kathleen’s work when she was a visiting artist at Vermont Studio Center, and … Continue reading

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REVISITORS: OLYMPIA

We begin the Revisitors collection with Paul Cézanne and “A Modern Olympia.” Cézanne was compelled to tackle and “update” Édouard Manet’s Olympia (1863) for years. I find it quite interesting that such a short period of time had passed between … Continue reading

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