Sun, 9 May 2010
This week:Painters/Painting (aka "The Painters of Painting") recorded at apexart in late April as a part of the BAS organized exhibition which runs through May 22.
Painter and Bad @ Sports NYC
correspondent, Tom Sanford will moderate a panel of 5 other painters who will
talk about painting. Kamrooz Aram, Holly Coulis, David Humphrey, Dike Blair and
Deborah Kass not only represent three or four generations of New York painters
and are all prominent voices among their cohort, but also represent a wide
variety of approaches to the medium. These, "the Painters of
Painting", will discuss the current concerns in painting as well as
painting's enduring relevance as a humanistic and idiosyncratic antidote to the
prevailing corporate culture of consensus and commodification.
Tom's wrap up e-mail sent to all involved afterwards-
I just wanted to send y'all a note to thank the many many of you who
came out to the panel and offer my apologies to those who weren't
able to get in! I am so sorry that a super turnout put apexart in the
position that they had no choice but to not allow a few people in. It
was totally packed inside - i actually had an audience member sitting
on my lap for most of the talk. But thank you all ever so much for
making the effort, i sincerely appreciate the overwhelming show of
The incredible turn out certainly speaks to the great enthusiasm for
painting in the medium's global capitol city and I think the talk was
a success. The panelists (David, Deb, Holly, Dike & Kamroos) were
charming and interesting and insightful, i did my best to keep us on
course, and Steven Rand and the apexart crew (Cybele, Julia & Julien)
were gracious and generous hosts.
Best of all the audience has plenty of great questions comments and
the occasional well timed out-burst! Special thanks to for really
great questions and comments from Daniel Davidson, Alfred Steiner,
Michael Anderson, Carlos Fragoso, and George Rodart among others
whose names I didn't know - great hustle guys!
Anyway, thanks a million for all of your support and interest and
remember the most important thing is to keep those brushes wet - and
Michael Anderson pointed out with the optimism that we all share for
painting and picture making "There are about 9 million new kinds of
paintings yet to be made!!"