No. 390: Barry Schwabsky, Shara Hughes

Episode No. 390 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features critic and author Barry Schwabsky and artist Shara Hughes.

Distributed Art Publishers has just published “Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism,” a look at how painters from all over the world are addressing landscape in their work. It features more than 80 artists and over 400 artworks. Amazon offers it for $43.

The book was edited by Todd Bradway. The text is by Barry Schwabsky, with contributions from Susan A. Van Scoy, Robert R. Shane, and Louise Sørensen.

Schwabsky is art critic for The Nation and the coeditor of international reviews for Artforum, a New York art magazine.

Shara Hughes is a New York-based painter. She has been included in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, MASS MoCA and at the Katonah (NY) Art Museum, In 2020 La Consortium in Dijon, France will host a solo exhibition of Hughes’s work. Her paintings address both landscape and elements of landscape assembled in sometimes fantastical ways.

Artists included in the book who have been featured previously on The Modern Art Notes Podcast, including Francis Alÿs, Inka Essenhigh, Daniel Heidkamp, Barkley L. Hendricks, Julie Mehretu (twice), Sylvia Plimack Mangold, and Wayne Thiebaud (twice).

Air date: April 25, 2019.

Wayne Thiebaud, Reservoir and Orchard, 2001.

Verne Dawson, Pagans, 2009-10.

George Shaw, The Painted Wall, 2017.

Daniel Heidkamp, Memory Dune, 2017.

Adrian Ghenie, Rest During the Flight into Egypt, 2016.

Shara Hughes, Gusto, 2018.

Shara Hughes, Split Ends, 2016.

Shara Hughes, Wacko West, 2018.

Shara Hughes, Beautiful Truth, 2016.

Shara Hughes, Carving Out Fresh Options, The Greenway Wall at Dewey Square Park, 2018.

Shara Hughes, Purgatory Chasm, 2018.

Wayne Thiebaud, Road Through, 1983.

Shara Hughes, Chaos Chasm, 2018.

Shara Hughes, Portrait as a Big Haired Prophet, 2018.

Shara Hughes, It’s More Than a Guilty Pleasure, 2017,

Shara Hughes, Falls, 2017.

Shara Hughese, Cascade, 2016.

Shara Hughes, Tipsy, 2016.

Shara Hughes, Spins from Swiss, 2017.

Shara Hughes, Pink Morning, 2016.

Shara Hughes, Twisted, 2016.

Henri Matisse, Periwinkles (Moroccan Garden), 1912.

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