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20110814211351-odalisque Artsy Bees and a Sexy Platypus   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Jimmy Fike, Nancy Friedemann, Juan Griego, Courtney Johnson, Cal Lane, Holly Lynton, Carsten Meier, Mark Messersmith, Enrique Gomez De Molina, Carol Prusa, Karen Rifas, GINA RUGGERI, justine smith, Lisa Switalski, Alex Trimino, Joe Walters, Valeria Yamamoto at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery June 11th, 2011 - August 31st, 2011
Posted 8/14/11

“Greenhouse” at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery is a loose survey of contemporary artworks that envision and interpret nature. The term “greenhouse” itself has become so loaded that I felt destined to enter an overly didactic, politically driven, eco-friendly drag of a summer group show. I was unprepared for the open-ended imaginings, to my mistaken delight.  I was drawn immediately to Gina Ruggari's painting of a cloud on a cloud-shaped cutout suspended on a silvery wall panel, then encountered the... [more]

516_joan_weissman_bayahibe The Art/Design Distinction: Waxing philosophical on 516 ARTS’ Form & Function  
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Jeannie Choe & Steven Tomlinson of AREAWARE, Eliana Arenas, Angelo Arnold, Roger Atkins, Julia Barello, Roberto Gallegos, Art Gens, Cal Lane, Maria Michails, Beth Rekow, Joan Weissman at 516 ARTS February 6th, 2010 - April 3rd, 2010
Posted 4/20/11

By Julia Mandeville for Weekly Alibi There’s a puzzling distinction made between art and design. It seems to be based on the often unstated assumptions that: 1) Artists and designers do different things; 2) both the processes and the outputs of each are inherently different; 3) beauty of form and utility of function cannot exist equally in a single object, which means that one must always eclipse the other (so when beauty is dominant, the object is art, and when utility is dominant, the... [more]

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