Just a few days after the opening reception of her recent exhibition Winter Paintings at Cheim & Read (February 17 March 26, 2011), the painter Pat Steir paid a visit to Art International Radio to talk with Rail publisher Phong Bui about her life and work.
On the occasion of Mel Kendricks upcoming exhibitions Jacks (March 25 April 30, 2011) at Mary Boone Gallery and Works from 1995 to Now at David Nolan Gallery (March 17 April 30, 2011), Brooklyn Rail Art Editor Ben La Rocco visited the artist in his Lower East Side studio to discuss his life and work.
On the occasion of the painters exhibition Bracket at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery (February 23 April 23, 2011), Cameron Martin took a break at his Greenpoint, Brooklyn studio for Rail Art Books in Review Editor Greg Lindquist to visit and discuss his life and work.
The paintings of Ellen Phelan rely on various degrees of information for the completion of the visual experience, across the two genres of still life and landscape painting.
The rose is a two-faced beast. In an effortless, all-encompassing maneuver, it moves from commercial token of love and seduction to emblem of martyrs. The flowers form compounds this ambivalence by provoking a contradictory response.