Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticit... [more]
Creation is a new painting series by American artist John C. Kuchera. He was born in Cleveland Ohio and has lived in New York City since the early 1980s. Creation 1,2 and 3 will be featured in a group art exhibit in Chelsea called the 20” x 20” art show. Opening reception is Sunday, August 17, 2014, from 6-8pm. 253 west 24 Street in New York City. The Art Exhibit will be on view from August 17 to September 14, 2014.
He likes to do at least 12 of each of the series to ensure... [more]
Please join me this Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco as I gather with a small group to discuss my new series "Revenant" - each painting holds a mysterious story where past and present meet. The event runs from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Also, if you haven't seen it yet, please check out the review by Jeffrey Carlson in Fine Art Connoisseur: "Gregg Chadwick's Revenant" (link here) before my talk.
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Human sounds of drinking, whispering, laughing, and singing surround the old British Army magazine building of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. The sounds combine from the three parts of the video work Ribbons (2014), which is the central piece of Ed Atkins’ solo show. The voices are as memorizing and disturbing as the hyper-real 3D animated films they accompany.
The sound goes out of sync and back again. The three parts of Ribbons are similar and different at the same time. In all three,... [more]
Nostalgia and Gratitude, Brokenness and Redemption by Ed Schad Henry Diltz, Walden S. Fabry, Henry Horenstein, Les Leverett, David McClister, Raeanne Rubenstein, Ethan Russell, Leigh Wiener, Elmer Williams, Michael Wilson at Annenberg Space for Photography
May 31st - September 28th
I only need one song to explain how I feel about country music: George Strait’s So Much Like My Dad. A modest hit in 1992, the tune’s not nearly as recognizable as Strait’s other classics. You’ll likely run into All My Exes Live in Texas, but probably not So Much Like My Dad.
A few keys of the piano walk you into the song’s weather: the first few drops of an icy rain, a first snowfall. A brush hits the drumhead and somehow it’s cold. It hits a few more times a... [more]
Art Institute of Chicago graduate and self-declared sci-fi and fantasy fan, Hillary Miles utilizes her broadly-minded, mythical creativity to forge a new kind of heroine. Her piece “Slither” features a young woman serenely coddling a live snake; another painting, “Samantha” portrays a girl calmly acquiescing to the enveloping embrace of a large, cantaloupe-colored monster. A collector favorite, the “Space Girl” series, depicts women astronauts in bold eye... [more]
-You mentioned an interest in children's books and sci-fi stories. What particular fantasy characters and tales have inspired your work?
There’s a beautiful economy of structure and wealth of symbolism in children’s stories and old myths that I find completely appealing. And while I love the range of possibility that science fiction and fantasy stories have to offer, I am especially compelled by the way their boundarylessness is always tethered by a camouflaged truth—I tr... [more]
One of the most visible churches in Vienna, amongst many magnificent ones, is Votivkirche, which I visited in 2012 and was duly impressed. This Neo-Gothic church of twin spires, dating back to late 19th century, boasted a famous Antwerp Passion Altar (Wood Curve) (dating back to around 1460). This altar was the best example of the achievement of medieval wood curving religion art in the low countries. Antwerp Passion Altar This Altar has grandeur, dignity and its moving pathos lies in the folksy naïvet&eacut... [more]
The Secession Building in Vienna is so iconic, that though it doesn't have permanent collections, except for Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt, I feel that I am compelled to include it in the series of My Favorite Museum Collections. Secession Building is an exhibition hall built in 1897 by Joseph Maria Olbrich as an architectural manifesto for the Vienna Secession and the Beethoven Frieze is a painting by Gustav Klimt created in 1902 for the 14th Vienna Secessionist exhibition and is now on display in t... [more]
The Happenstance 12
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers and sisters
This day is call’d the feast of the Salon des Refusés.He/She that outlives this day, and comes safe home,Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,And rouse him/her at the name of the Salon.She/He that shall live this day, and see old age,Will yearly on the vigil feast his/her neighbours,And say “To-morrow is Salon des Refusés Day.”Then will she/he open an album and show his/... [more]
Last weekend, I visited Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, to see a special exhibition - Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art from Washington D.C. (March 29, 2014 – August 3, 2014). The exhibition included many paintings from the period of the emergence of the Impressionism, most of them were of modest dimensions, with subjects ranging from intimate portraits, still life to familiar outdoor landscapes. The exhibition was organized and displayed by artists, a choice group including many big names and a few less fa... [more]
Wow! I just got word today that my Lonely Girls have been included in Ceramics Now! Thanks to the editor/publisher Vasi Hirdo, they will now reside prominently on the home page of the site for a time. I am glad this project is getting some attention. Alzheimer's disease is horrendous and especially when the majority of those afflicted with it are our elderly. My mother just turned 90 this past May and her day to day experience with it continues to be more difficult as time goes on. Bas... [more]