"If it commands attention, it's Culture.
If it matches the sofa, it’s Art.”
-- Artist Robert Williams
So let us begin by paraphrasing those Coagula Bad Boys Walter Robinson, Mat Gleason and Charlie Finch with this review of the New Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
Or, let’s say, like they do in L.A., 25 words or less – Fugly Building. Fugly Art.
Crashing the Whitney on FREE day Saturday May 2, 2015 was as fun as it could be. Seein... [more]
Needless to say, communication is of great help for numerous reasons, especially in the present times where new communication tools are constantly arriving at the scene to promote the exercise. Effective communication is valuablefor the dissemination of messages without disrupting the actual meaning and establishing cordial relations with others. If a message is vague, bearing no relevance, all the hard work may come to a nought. Behind every successful communication, there is always a magical force... [more]
Last weekend, Harlem welcomed the FLUX Art Fair - its first contemporary art fair. The event launched with a VIP reception on Wednesday, May 13th and was open to the public Thursday, May 14th through Sunday, the 17th. FLUX had been hard-fought by its organizer, Leanne Stella of Art in Flux -especially with the building under hard-hat construction up to the eleventh hour. All came together beautifully in the end, and the FLUX Art Fair waxed luminous against a backdrop of higher profile art ev... [more]
Instead of just still photos of my paintings I have made a short video with my own music for you to look at...
Here it is:
I am proud to offer these paintings at ArtSlant.com. They can be displayed with any direction pointing up. Sure the lighting was not perfect in the video but the colors in the still photos found on my profile are very near perfect. Click here for my profile at ArtSlant. These take about 3 weeks each to complete although it is hard to gauge the time spent on each on... [more]
This season, I was inspired to take on a Trunk Show at The Studio Museum in Harlem. It would feature works from my (little-known, but once wildly popular) jewelry collection. Patrons and friends whom I've known for a very long time are familiar with this work; most newer friends know me as an artist, curator and writer, and have only seen the few jewelry pieces I wear everyday, almost like a uniform. I asked for and agreed to this show without realizing that it had been at least two years since I... [more]
In the age of the Internet, photographers face the prospect of an unlimited audience, and The Exposure Award, presented by SeeMe, the single largest community of fine art photographers, is a true testament to the fact that the international market for photographers is broader now than ever.
This year’s Exposure Awards welcome an esteemed jury of industry leaders, including the Wall Street Journal Photo Director Jennifer Pastore, the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Karen Irvine, New York Magazine Photo... [more]
A Battle Lost rolled paper handmade from military uniforms, gold foil & matte medium101" x 52" x 6"2015
Photo credit to Chris Gray with CS Gray Photography.
This work represents the 22 veterans that take their own lives every day. 8,030 rolls make up A Battle Lost, one for every veteran suicide last year. I roll the paper to create a spiral, a symbol of life to death, beginning to end. The gold is inspired by a Japanese practice called Kintsugi where they fill cracks in pottery with gold. This highlights the... [more]