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from the vault: Blog, the exhibition, documentation (2007)


Screenshot of announcement for my 2007 show, "Blog," from ArtCat
"This is an experiment in total freedom."
Also, we were laughing pretty hard in Williamburg [sic] over calling the workstation a "terminal." As I recall, Time Out New York's listing used that word, too.

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April 14th, 2015 at 9:42 am



hat tips melipone and foot

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March 27th, 2015 at 7:36 am

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March 27th, 2015 at 7:35 am

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homestar and stinkoman with object


chapman bros; object by pfifferking

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March 27th, 2015 at 7:33 am

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Painting Now


Was at the Union Square Barnes & Noble yesterday and a friend took this pic of my work in the book Painting Now, by Suzanne Hudson.

Here's the press blurb for the book:

An international survey exploring the many ways in which painting has been re-approached, re-imagined, and challenged by today’s artists
Painting is a continually expanding and evolving medium. The radical changes that have taken place since the 1960s and 1970s -- the period that saw the shift from a modernist to a postmodernist visual language -- have led to its reinvigoration as a practice, lending it an energy and diversity that persists today.
In Painting Now, renowned critic and art historian Suzanne Hudson offers an intelligent and original survey of contemporary painting -- a critical snapshot that brings together more than 200 artists from around the world whose work is defining the ideas and aesthetics that characterize the painting of our time. Hudson’s rigorous inquiry takes shape through the analysis of a range of internationally renowned painters, alongside reproductions of their key works to illustrate the concepts being discussed. These luminaries include Franz Ackermann, Michaël Borremans, Chuck Close, Angela de la Cruz, Subodh Gupta, Julie Mehretu, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Elizabeth Peyton, Wilhelm Sasnal, Luc Tuymans, Zhang Xiaogang, and many others.
Organized into six thematic chapters exploring aspects of contemporary painting such as appropriation, attitude, production and distribution, the body, painting about painting, and introducing additional media into painting, this is an essential volume for art history enthusiasts, critics, and practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500239261
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 3/10/2015
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 787,947
Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Suzanne Hudson is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Southern California. Her previous books include Robert Ryman: Used Paint and Contemporary Art: 1989–Present, and she is a regular contributor to Artforum.


The work in the smartphone pic above appears in the chapter "Production and Distribution," where various post-studio means of getting painting out the door are discussed. It's one of the few purely digital works depicted in the book, so chalk it up as a minor victory for the 1s-and-0s camp (or whatever you call painting that isn't necessarily embedded in the art fair/festival circuit).

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March 23rd, 2015 at 10:31 am

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organic machinery


mixed media on paper; B&W dot conversion: online image editor

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March 17th, 2015 at 5:03 pm

luminous squiggle


early drawing, ink and gouache on watercolor paper, mounted on matte board

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March 12th, 2015 at 9:07 am

studio, march 2015


periodically I get the itch to print out my "net art"

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March 10th, 2015 at 5:08 pm

i saw the figure five in plaid

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March 3rd, 2015 at 8:39 pm

pointing man


apologies to stage

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March 3rd, 2015 at 8:39 pm

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