Museums We Haven't Visited (in awhile)
Recorded live on Clubhouse, Monday, February, 6, 2023 / Hosted by sculptor-professor Peter Dudek, moderated by Sharon Butler. A discussion about museums, especially the ones we haven't been to in ages. With Laurie Fendrich and Camilla Fallon.
February 06, 2023
On Being Not-Nice in the Art World
Recorded live on Clubhouse, Monday, January 23, 2023 / Hosted by Adam Simon and Laurie Fendrich, moderated by Sharon Butler. Are contemporary artists and critics too nice about the work being made today? In an era of community-building, gratitude, and identity politics what has happened to honest opinions, harsh critique, and the scathing review? With guests Elisabeth Condon, Peter Dudek, Saul Ostrow, and Alexi Worth.
January 23, 2023
Top 10 Exhibitions (we missed) in 2022
Recorded live on Clubhouse, Monday, January 2, 2023 / Moderated by painter and Two Coats of Paint Publisher Sharon Butler, hosted by sculptor-professor Peter Dudek. Listen to a live discussion about the art exhibitions we missed in 2022. Is it possible for artists to see too many exhibitions? Featuring artists-writers Laurie Fendrich, Franklin Einspruch, Patrick Neal, and painters Louise Belcourt and Catherine Howe.
January 02, 2023
Conjunctions, Addenda, Commutations with Raphael Rubinstein and Sharon Butler
A BAAHNG SPOTLIGHT Production. Produced by Jennifer Baahng Gallery / Recorded live on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 2 pm. Noted poet and art critic Raphael Rubinstein sat down with artist and Two Coats of Paint publisher Sharon Butler to discuss “Next Moves,” Butler's solo exhibition at Jennifer Baahng Gallery in New York. In this BAAHNG SPOTLIGHT event, Rubinstein and Butler explore the nature of conjunctions, addenda, commutations, and the many ways artists navigate the passages from one body of work to the next. Episode Links: A video of the conversation is available at BAAHNG SPOTLIGHT Conversations . Other links: Sharon Butler “Next Moves” at Jennifer Baahng Gallery / Sharon Butler Instagram Drawings / Raphael Rubinstein website and gallery project “The Silo” / Two Coats of Paint / Barkley Hendricks / Martin Barré / Francis Picabia
October 19, 2022
Creating Live/Work Communities for Older Artists
Recorded July 25, 2022, on Clubhouse / Sharon Butler talks to East Village artist Sally Apfelbaum about Art Republic Space, a fiscally sponsored organization that Apfelbaum has created to explore ideas and develop housing models that address the needs of older artists, from live/work space to archiving and storage. “Our goal is to enable older professional artists to keep working and enriching the arts, and culture; to build community, and provide support.” Episode Links: Episode image courtesy of Sally Apfelbaum / Sally Apfelbuam’s website / Artspace website / Artspace PS109 website / Art Republic Space website / James Turrell Roden Crater project website / Donors to Roden Crater / Sacramento Warehouse Artist Lofts information
July 25, 2022
Catching up with Carolyn Zick and Dangerous Chunky
Recorded on June 1, 2022 / Artist Carolyn Zick has published the outstanding art blog Dangerous Chunky since 2001 from New York, then Seattle, and now New London, Connecticut. Find out what she’s up to — from writing poetry, drawing, and making books to dealing with a serious cancer diagnosis. Hosted by Sharon Butler. Episode Links: Carolyn Zick’s website / Dangerous Chunky / Carolyn’s “Poets vs. Painters” List / instagram.com/carolynzick/ Chapbook Project/ Seattle people and organizations: Sharon Arnold, Eva Lake, Robert Yoder, Art Dish / Art Bloggers @, the DIY organization formed by Sharon Butler and Joanne Mattera to bring attention to the early art blogging community / Joanne Mattera’s blog / New York Academy of Art / Kimberly Brooks, The New Oil Painting / Jonathan Silver at Victoria Munroe Fine Art / The Crit Lab / “Intimacies,” the exhibition we discussed that features work by Crit Lab members, including Carolyn Zick.
June 01, 2022
Artists Who Build Studios
Recorded on the Clubhouse app on May 23, 2022 / Inspired by "Matisse: The Red Studio," an absorbing exhibition at MoMA that includes the plans for the outbuilding Matisse designed for his workspace, host Sharon Butler invited artists Steve Hicks and Teri Hackett to talk about building their studios and what the process has been like. Chris Moss joined to share details about building in Savannah,Georgia. Episode links: Teri Hackett / Steve Hicks / Chris Moss / Matisse: The Red Studio /Hansen Pole Buildings / Garage Journal /Shirk Pole Buildings /
May 23, 2022
Pauline Decarmo at LABspace
On Saturday, May 14, 2022, Sharon Butler had a conversation with Pauline Decarmo about "Exit," her solo show on view at LABspace in Hillsdale, NY, through May 29. Decarmo's graphic new paintings are informed by the stress-free days of childhood, when she lived in South Jamaica Queens with her parents and seven siblings, and loved to play the street game Skelly with the neighborhood kids. The event was hosted by Julie Torres and Ellen Letcher.
May 15, 2022
Art Transitions with Paddy Johnson
Originally recorded on Twitter Spaces, April 4, 2022 / Two Coats of Paint Conversations returns from hiatus with a discussion about transition periods. Every artist and art professional goes through stressful transitions — working in the studio, dealing with gallery relationships, navigating career changes, moving studios, and more. Paddy Johnson, founder of Art F City and VVrkshop, will join Sharon Butler to discuss these challenging (and sometimes inspiring) times. Episode Links: Paddy Johnson’s website / VVkrkshop / Calvin Tomkins, “The Monumental Success of Simone Leigh,” The New Yorker, March 28, 2022 / Gay Hendricks, The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level
April 04, 2022
Alexi Worth: Right in Front of Our Faces
Recorded in Brooklyn on February 7, 2022 / Painter and art writer Alexi Worth joined Sharon Butler to discuss “Nearness” his solo show on view at DC Moore through February 12.
February 07, 2022
Diana Shpungin’s Heartstrong Conceptualism
Diana Shpungin joins host Sharon Butler to discuss “Always Begin At The End” her solo installation on view at Smack Mellon through February 20. She uses inventive drawing and common iconography to address loss, memory, empathy and failure between the private and public, personal and political spheres.
February 01, 2022
Mark Tribe's Landscape Pictures
“Mark Tribe Landscape Pictures” hosted by Sharon Butler / Recorded on Monday, January 24, 2022 / Mark Tribe joins Sharon to discuss the large-scale, data-generated landscape imagery on view in “Landscape Pictures,” his first solo show at Minus Space.
January 24, 2022