The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, October 24, 2016

15 emerging artists from the US and Europe in new exhibition at Walker Art Center
Sarah Crowner, Ciseaux Rideaux, 2012. Oil and gouache on sewn canvas, fabric and linen. Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- At a time when artists may work without obligation to medium, why choose the materials of painting? What does it mean for an artist to assume the role of painter today? And just what is at stake for a new generation committed to the medium? The Walker Art Center exhibition Painter Painter presents the work of 15 emerging artists from the US and Europe, most under the age of 40, in a focused survey of recent developments in abstract painting and studio practice. With expanded online content and public programs, it also considers the ever-shifting role of the painter in contemporary art and culture. The exhibition, the Walker’s first group painting show in over a decade, is on view from February 2 to October 27, 2013.

The exhibition features new works by Matt Connors, Sarah Crowner, Fergus Feehily, Jay Heikes, Rosy Keyser, Charles Mayton, Dianna Molzan, Joseph Montgomery, Katy Moran, Alex Olson, Scott Olson, Zak Prekop, Dominik Sittig, Lesley Vance, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung.

Painter Painter posits abstract painting today as a means, not an end. For these artists, painting is an open-ended and generative process—one that is rooted in the studio but nevertheless open and receptive to the world. In recent years, as abstract painting has once again become more prominent in the field and the art market, a new generation has opened up fresh territory for the medium by sidestepping its entrenched discourses and dogmatic pitfalls. With a fascination for painting’s minor histories, they freely pursue new languages of abstraction and eccentric methods of making. Yet they also affirm new relationships beyond the specificity of their medium; today, painting increasingly crosses paths with sculpture, poetry, film, design, fashion, publishing, music, and performance, as well as disparate histories of art, craft, and visual culture. Indeed, the title of this exhibition—Painter Painter—is meant to highlight the term’s slipperiness as these artists recast its various meanings in our present moment. While the painters in this exhibition identify as such, their roles remain as fluid and open as the medium itself; and within that freedom, painting becomes a conduit—a way to make contact with a world beyond the closed frame of their formal invention.

Painter Painter is curated by Eric Crosby and Bartholomew Ryan, Assistant Curators, Visual Arts, Walker Art Center

Today's News

February 3, 2013

NRW-Forum Düsseldorf shows a comprehensive cross-section of Bryan Adams' best work

The Andy Warhol Museum opens "Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years"

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston welcomes Cézanne's masterpiece "The Large Bathers"

Exhibition shows new ways of seeing two iconic rivers: The Hudson and England's ancient Thames

Peabody Essex Museum opens pivotal show of Modern Indian art from its collection

15 emerging artists from the US and Europe in new exhibition at Walker Art Center

Sotheby's Old Masters Week sales bring more than $80 million; record set for Pompeo Girolamo Batoni

Exhibition of work by Italian artist Massimo Bartolini opens at the Fruitmarket Gallery

Major retrospective to the oeuvre of the 89-year-old photographer and painter Saul Leiter opens at Kunst Haus Wien

Fundacion Mapfre presents "Lights of Bohemia" and "Impressionists and Post-Impressionists" exhibitions

Georgia Museum of Art exhibits work by Christian Marclay and Yoko Ono in "Water Music"

Don McCullin: A Retrospective. first solo exhibition in Canada of world-renowned British photojournalist

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc transforms Kunsthalle Basel's main exhibition space into a temporary memorial

Suzanne Lacy's Silver Action to launch BMW Tate Live 2013

Julie Mehretu's first solo exhibition in France opens at Marian Goodman Gallery

New series by Mexican painter examines narratives and memory surrounding the Holocaust

A series of works constructed of hair, thread and combs by Sonya Clark on view at Contemporary Wing

Rare album of the earliest Indian photographs from 1849 for sale at Bonhams

Magnificent series of coachbuilt classics to Grace RM's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Sale

Important European and American paintings plus rare sculptures at Clars auction

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- New light shines on Sandro Botticelli masterpieces at Florence's Uffizi Gallery

2.- Cincinnati Art Museum's Van Gogh exhibition brings guests Into the Undergrowth

3.- Degas retrospective debuts in the U.S. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

4.- Special exhibition features large-scale photography by Richard Mosse & Edward Burtynsky

5.- Nobel panel gives up knockin' on Dylan's door

6.- An unprecedented, international-loan exhibition of works by Claude Monet is at the Kimbell Art Museum this fall

7.- Exhibition at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek explores Rousseau's landscapes

8.- Yoko Ono unveils her first permanent US art installation

9.- ArtReview's annual Power 100 names Hans Ulrich Obrist as the artworld's most powerful figure

10.- British artist David Hockney makes a splash at Frankfurt fair with 2,000-euro book

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful