Just a day before the opening of his new exhibit, Scratching Away at the Surface (Peter Blum, 99 Wooster Street, October 29th, 2009January 2, 2010) Helmut Federle welcomes Art Editor John Yau and painter Chris Martin at the gallery to talk about his life and work.
Just a few days before his new exhibit at Gladstone Gallery on 24th Street in Chelsea (October 30th December 5th, 2009), the painter Carroll Dunham paid a visit to Art International Radio to talk about his life and recent body of work.
Nobody on Charless block in Pelham knew he was totally unlike the rest of them. Wearing a sport coat and a bow tie, hed enter and leave his house like anyone else, but if his neighbors cared to look (or stayed up late enough), theyd notice his light was on deep into the night, either in his tiny studio at the top of the stairs or in his bedroom, as he kept easels in each place.
I think of myself as a music person. So Im embarrassed to admit that it was not music but a reading by Steve Buscemi and some cast members of The Sopranos that initially drew me into the former oil silo, which housed the Issue Project Room in the fall of 2005.
Art historians have their work cut out for them if they ever hope to get the period since 1960s right. It is pretty obvious from existing accounts they havent done so yet.
Thinking about Carls life, some of the things I know about him come from firsthand experience and some from stories Carl and other people told me. Carl led a very expansive and complex life for someone whose life was cut a little short.
Barry Schwabsky is an American art critic and poet living in London. His books include The Widening Circle: Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art (Cambridge University Press), Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting (Phaidon Press), Opera: Poems 1981-2002 (Meritage Press), and Book Left Open in the Rain (The Brooklyn Rail/Black Square Editions). He writes regularly for Artforum and The Nation, among others.