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Salesroom Artist: Lori Goldberg  
7/4/14 Posted 7/4/14

(Image: Lori Goldberg, Who is Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30"; © Lori Goldberg) Lori Goldberg (b. 1956, Vancouver) Lori Goldberg is a Vancouver artist whose paintings have been exhibited in Canada and in Europe. Collectors of her work include the Canada Art Bank, The City of Vancouver Art Collection and the Interstate Bank, San Francisco. Among her commissions are over 100 original paintings for Intrawest Resorts displayed in Whistler BC; Mont. Trembla... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Fintan Whelan  
7/3/14 Posted 7/3/14

(Image: Fintan Whelan, Temptation, 2014, Mixed media on wooden panel, 40 x 50 x 1 centimeters; © Fintan Whelan) Fintan Whelan (b. 1967, Dublin) For Fintan Whelan, embracing abstraction does not mean a departure from the representational world. Instead, his painting is based on a dialectic principle that facilitates association with the world of things. At times, we seem to recognise a horizon, a reflection, a shadow, with space being split up into the different levels, calling for a di... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Mark Schatz  
6/26/14 Posted 6/26/14

(Image: Mark Schatz, I Was Going to Make a Model of the Earth... (Overpass), 2011, EPS foam, model terrain, mixed media, 16 x 22 x 32 inches; © Mark Schatz) Mark Schatz (b. 1975) Frequently utilizing existing spaces, simple construction materials, and accumulations of castoff materials, Mark tries to evoke something deeply familiar in surprising ways. He acknowledges and even relishes the fragmentation, distortion, and reinvention of remembered places. Mark Schatz's work spans sculptu... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Jody Gilby  
6/24/14 Posted 6/24/14

[Image: Jody Gilby, Rites of Passage (2), 2014 Photo Collage and Instagram Filters for iPhone Giclee Printed on Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (original); © Jody Gilby] Jody Gilby (lives in Tonbridge, Kent, UK) Jody's individual practice seeks to explore the widening gap between traditional medias and new technologies in art. Her work at once embraces and challenges the positives and negatives that surround social media applications such as Instagram and Vine. Exploring the tensions... [more]

Showcase Winner: Stacie Uhinck Rose  
6/21/14 Posted 6/21/14

(Image: Stacie Uhinck Rose, Within Reach, 2013, Mixed media on wood, 30 x 48; © Stacie Uhinck Rose) Stacie Uhinck Rose (b. Akron, Ohio) These recent abstractions are process driven and intuitively born. They were made while reflecting on structure, organized systems, accumulation and the unpredictable human element. There is a layering up of the recent past as we rebuild, rebrand, acquire and replace. This group of works alternately expose the stratum of what lies beneath the new as w... [more]

Krakow Erects A Bright Yellow Statue of Lenin Peeing  
6/13/14 Posted 6/13/14

Yep, a fluorescent chartreuse yellow statue of Lenin awkwardly holding his thing and peeing has come to Pole-land. According to The Independent (which mistakenly reported the statue being "fluorescent green"), the 'pubic' statue of Lenin was erected as part of Krakow's 6th Grolsch ArtBloom Festival in its eastern Nowa Huta district. The so-called Fountain of the Future stands in a place where another statue of Lenin was before it was dismembered in 1989 (and later bought by a Swedish millionai... [more]

Get Ready: Art Basel Opens Next Week  
6/9/14 Posted 6/10/14

It's nearly time for the ultra luxe Swiss art event of the year: the original, uncomparable Art Basel. Our Art Basel Special Edition coverage starts Monday with previews of the satellite fairs and the main event, the special curatorial projects, including the highly anticipated 14 Rooms curated by HUO and K-Bies (that's Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach, btw), and on-the-ground reports from main hall and beyond... See you in Basel! *ArtSla... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Amy Leibrand  
6/7/14 Posted 6/7/14

(Image: Amy Leibrand, untitled, 2013, giclée print, limited edition,16 x 20 inches; © Amy Leibrand) Amy Leibrand (lives in Columbus, Ohio, USA) Amy Leibrand is a self-taught image-based artist. She does not consider herself a photographer; rather, she prefers "image architect." Her work in digital, film, and mobile genres has gained international attention through exhibits at the Bastille Design Center (Paris), Berlin Foto Festival, Lunch Box Gallery (Miami), Soho Gallery for Digital A... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Peggy Guichu  
5/31/14 Posted 5/31/14

(Image: Peggy Guichu, Three Moons, 2009, Oil, 24 X 30 X 1 Inches; © Peggy Guichu) Peggy Guichu (b. 1951, Chico, CA) I’ve been painting for most of my life. I started working in watercolors and graduated to oils 15 years ago. I love the flow of the paint and the endless opportunities for creativity. I’ve had the honor of being invited to China and Australia to show my paintings. How does my art affect you? Does it make you smile or raise your blood pressure? Does it make y... [more]

Salesroom Artist: PETRA SKOPALOVA  
5/29/14 Posted 5/29/14

(Image: Petra Skopalova, GREAT PLANS, 2014, Acrylic on Canvas, 27.6 X 39.4 X 1 Inches; © Petra Skopalova) Petra Skopalova (b. 1974, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic) I love geometry and I love colors - painting gives me an amazing chance to bring this two fascinating elements together and create something very powerful. This helps me to express my way of perceiving reality around me, not only my joy, love, happiness but also common fears and misunderstanding around us. Geometry helps m... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Alexandra Rozenman  
5/28/14 Posted 5/28/14

(Image: Alexandra Rozenman, Stay Still, 2011, Oil on Canvas, 42x36"; © Alexandra Rozenman) Alexandra Rozenman (b. 1971, Moscow, Russia) My work expresses longing for understanding and being understood, for non-belonging and finding a place to be. Playfulness in my work points to instability of life – visually, culturally and literally. I am working playing on the conflicts between identity and assimilation, tradition and modernity. Using recognizable sets from popular tales, plac... [more]

Showcase Winner: Detlef "Dego" Gotzens  
5/24/14 Posted 5/24/14

(Image: Detlef "Dego" Gotzens, Perpetual rational space, 2013, Acrylic and charcoal on cradled panel, 33" x 33"; © Detlef "Dego" Gotzens) Detlef "Dego" Gotzens (b. 1952, Cologne, Germany) Since a very early age I was always drawn to Images, pictures, forms, lines and color, and instinctively felt very comfortable looking at art especially paintings with a sense of wonder and curiosity. I’m constantly in the process to find a visual language that seem to be always changing from one w... [more]

Showcase Winner: Vojtech Mica  
5/21/14 Posted 5/21/14

(Image: Vojtech Mica, Budka II.Kiosk II., 2010, beton/concrete, 230 x 110 x 110; © Vojtech Mica) Vojtech Mica (b. 1966, Prague) My work consists of parallel, seemingly disparate lines, which collide one with another and complement each other. Despite first sight, everything faces the certain defining of my sculpture form. I compose the space and the space forms me, myself. The seeming serenity of one form is the exact print of the Dionysian pole of another form. The viewer himself... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Shoshana Kertesz  
5/17/14 Posted 5/17/14

(Image: Shoshana Kertesz, Sergei Rachmaninoff, 2009, Oil on Canvas, 60 X 50 X 1.5 Centimeters; © Shoshana Kertesz) Shoshana Kertesz (b. 1979, Budapest, Hungary) Shoshana's artwork is inspired by a variety of subjects. Her portrait series shows well known writers, poets and musicians that arouse rapport and admiration in her and a desire to express the feelings that their work and personality evokes in her. Her surrealistic “Time” series explores the relationship between man and t... [more]

20140514121057-invitation_krakow-1 Solo exhibition of the Ukrainian contemporary artist Vladimir Domchuk “Chartreuse : 7 Stars – All Inclusive”  
Vladimir Domchuk at Benedictine Institute of Culture Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec, Krakow, Poland May 10th - July 26th
Posted 5/14/14

On the 09th of May, 2014 the Benedictine Institute of Culture, Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec will open doors for the inauguration ceremony of solo exhibition by Ukrainian contemporary artist Volodymyr Domchuk, titled “Chartreuse : 7 Stars – All Inclusive”. The “Chartreuse …” series revises contemplations of what is viewed as a ‘creative space’ surrounding us that, in author’s opinion, has not changed during the last several centuries. Thr... [more]

20140425223420-14av0011-vogt_drained_sm “Andy Vogt: Fossilized” by Richard Speer, Willamette Week  
Andy Vogt at Hap Gallery May 1st - May 31st
Posted 5/21/14

San Francisco-based artist Andy Vogt turns plywood and other salvaged wood into the stuff of sculptural perfection. But this is no polished, gleaming perfection—rather, a weathered, beaten-down beauty. He arranges strips of wood into dynamic, delightful compositions, as if he were deconstructing Sol LeWitt’s cubes and reconfiguring them to decorate a New England barn. The show’s most striking work, Sustained Decay, seems a direct translation of the nimbus beams radiating down on... [more]

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