As we flock around her right after our final MA Visual Arts First Year Juries and I request some time for an interview as directed by my professor Sir Quddus Mirza (Editor of ArtNow), there is a yes and a no in the answer that I get. The word enigmatic is a constant in all the published material that I’ve read about Sumaya Durrani in my humble quest to know a bit about her and we, the visual arts Master's students frozen in the space of her eloquence, are proof that it’s true.
Patience is important in this world. Arriving in Heroe at the CCA Wattis Instituteis like finding a lost friend not frantic and angry but silent, patiently waiting for you. You are confused because nothing is asked of you, all is delivered independently. Here, you don’t have to lift a finger, the room is not rigged it sings and dances effortlessly for you. Camille Blatrix, (b. 1984, Paris, France) – winner of the Prize Fondation d'entreprise Ricard 2014-- shows cordial elegance, a sent... [more]
Gregg ChadwickStealing Home (Jackie Robinson)8"x8" oil on canvas 2016
At the Santa Monica Art Studios, I am part of a community of artists - driven to create, share knowledge and experience, and help the community at large.
This weekend, I would be honored to have you join the long list of visitors to my studio #15 at the Santa Monica Art Studios.
Saturday, October 8 from 6-9pm
Sunday, October 9 from 1-5pm
3026 Airport Boulevard, Santa... [more]
From a series of color photos of mornings spent enjoying the sunrise at Ashbridges Bay and surrounding areas in Toronto Canada.Original photography using a Canon EOS T1i body. Hand painted in Photoshop.Brian CarsonThe Learning Curve Photographyon Instagram atwww.instagram.com/thelearningcurvephotographyThe Learning Curve Photography Artslant Blog RSS via Feedburner:www.feeds.feedburner.com/thelearningcurvephotography/artslantblogThe Learning Curve Photography on ArtSlant:www.artslant.com/global/... [more]
"Fernando Carpaneda was named as a Juror's Choice for Visual Art at the 2016 Seattle Erotic Art Festival. "The Rebirth of Punk" sculpture was one of three pieces of art to receive the award." https://www.seattleerotic.org/2016-visual-art-award-winners/ [more]
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September, cool breezes and a glut of exhibitions, it's our favorite time of year. Galleries set the tone for their exhibition schedule and we get to see a ton of new work.
To ease the visual overload, we're here to clarify your calendar. Check out the best openings from around the world below:
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by Danny Castillones Sillada
“You can enjoy a grander sight, / By climbing to a greater height.”
~ Wang Zhihuan, On The Stork Tower
Merced, California — One does not only see the flowing or cascading waters but also imagine their origins, how they murmur, drift, and converge in a particular event in space and time, as if the artist had painted hundreds of miles of a meandering river, the waters explode with vivacity on the white plane, capturing their sensuous details in a single pictorial nar... [more]
The National Art Museum of China in Beijing has interesting oil painting collections, but when I visited it many years ago, the only oil paintings on display were a group of portraits of political and bigness bigwigs, uniformly done in the quite pompous and imperial fashion, therefore the only works worth seeing were some Chinese paintings and here are a couple of such samples. The 1960 landscape "Xiling Gorge" by FU Baoshi was a bold presentation of an often painted subject - one of the renown... [more]
Nurtured by many Russian novels while growing up, I developed a special feeling towards the omnipresent birches, which not only aptly set the scenes and evoke the particular melancholy especially associated with Russia and Russian people, and finally, I made effort in 2006 to try to capture such feelings with a painting titled Birches, which is currently showing at the McGuire Real Estate gallery in Berkeley as part of the “Crowded by Beauty” exhibit. I love the slender shapes of the... [more]
The very notion is deeply romantic. A location of perfect tension, where the weather is honest and the sounds are cyclical. The Beach is that point in space where time and energy laps onto a surface, reworking it; constructing and deconstructing; giving and taking away. No less romantic is the notion that a “beach” surrounds us all under the tiles, asphalt, and paving stones of the city, beneath the constructs of our society. That it is always there, ever present, pushing up against th... [more]
by Gregg Chadwick
Gregg ChadwickSalish Sea30"x24" oil on linen 2014
Two years ago on a technicolor blue day, I stood on the deck of the Wenatchee ferry cutting through the choppy sea from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. The vessel was named for the Wenatchi people who originally lived in the shadow of the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers in Eastern Washington State. We are riding on a ship of memory.
In the Yakama language, wenatchi means "river flowing from can... [more]
The night is thick with heat and windless humidity. I am restless and stimulated, my body temperature rising in the dark room as I stare at and am consumed by an extraordinary Macri image: Drop Curtain. I have no idea what Macri intends by this image, his title notwithstanding, but I mean to write what it means to me because I cannot quench the fire in my bones until I do so. We don’t need to know what an artist “meant” in order to understand what the art means to us, and it... [more]
Ivan Iannoli uses photography as a catalyst. He uses its unique scientific, artistic, and mechanical histories: as the standardization of the width of a film negative begat photographic paper sizes; as precut acrylic sheets fit perfectly into manufactured frames; as the industrial revolution set into motion the uniformity of items that were previously made to order. He taps into the ways in which artists before him have advanced photography beyond its material constraints—in the way that, sa... [more]