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20160518172825-images__1__3 SPRING EQUIOX 2017  
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International Comunity of Artists at Jose Peon Contreras Palce > Worldwide Merida
March 18th, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 5/18/16

T'HO fest Yucatan Art Code: Is a visual dialogue among civilizations, an international collective of contemporary art in painting, sculpture, photography, Installation, mix media, digital art, and video. Jose Luis Rodriguez de Armas, General Coordinator, is a critic member of AICA Cuba-Mexico, an experienced museologist, and curator at this festival on contemporary art in Yucatan. What does a dialogue among civilizations mean? One could argue that there are two groups of civilizations in the wo... [more]

20160407161942-drunk_kiss Review - Josephine Taylor : Teenagers are Beautiful  
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Josephine Taylor at Catharine Clark Gallery > San Francisco
April 23rd - May 28th
Posted 5/22/16

Currently on show at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco is "Teenager are Beautiful' a completely none ironic title for a rigorous and subtly sensational exhibition by San Francisco based artist Josephine Taylor. Within the gallery is a series of artworks demonstrating the most recent manifestation of a drawing practise that Taylor has devotedly explored since her MA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1992. In contrast to her previous large scale ink drawings where Taylor would us... [more]

20150830134858-11136099_10152864297000698_5280059364694135924_o American Art Collector, May 2015  
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Daliah Ammar, Ron Androla, Debra Balchen, Cindy Bernhard, Jeff Bess, Brian Busch, Grace Cavalieri, Javier Chavria, Matthew Cherry, Rory Coyne, Geffrey Davis, Michelle Doll, Claire Girodie, Reiner Hansen, Angela Hardy, Matthew Hittinger, Riva Lehrer, Chris Leib, Zachari Logan, Denis Peterson, Nadine Robbins, Mario Robinson, Victoria Selbach, Ryan Shultz, Yuki Toy, John Walker, Nick Ward at Zhou B Art Center > Chicago
April 17th, 2015 - May 8th, 2015
Posted 8/30/15

The dualities of life have been an inspiration for many artists over the centuries, with pieces showing the unification or separation of these ideas. In their third collaborative exhibition, Zhou B Art Center and PoetsArtists magazine invited select artists and poets to provide their interpretation of one of these concepts, which also is the title of the show, Immortality and Vulnerability. “The ideas of immortality and vulnerability have been part of the human experience for millennia... [more]

20150531160621-exh_degas_steeplechase_480h Edgar Degas: A Realist Painter  
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Edgar Degas at The Art Institute of Chicago > Chicago
July 1st, 2015 - February 6th
Posted 8/28/15

By: Amy Haddad Edgar Degas, “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.” Many consider Edgar Degas an Impressionist artist—a painter of modern life. That he was, though different than some of his contemporaries. He called himself a “Realist.” Rather than painting plein air landscapes, using color, light and shade to capture fleeting moments, as Monet and other Impressionists famously did, Degas captured everyday movements in the theater, at the ballet or the cafés he frequente... [more]

20150818230940-quadrittico_biennale_venezia_final__1_ IL GRANDE CANALE DELLA PACE - IN CONCOMITANZA CON LA 56^ biennale di Venezia 2015  
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ANTICOLI, ARMATO, BALZANO, GUBBATI, Gallicot Madar, MARRANI, PRANDI, SCHEMBARI, SOLFERINO at ACAF-ARTEMISIA GALLERY - BERGAMO IALIA > New York
August 18th, 2015 - August 18th, 2015
Posted 8/18/15

Il 9 maggio 2015 è stato inaugurato a Palazzo Bollani – in Venezia, il grande e importante evento “Il Grande Canale della Pace”, un’esposizione in concomitanza con la 56^ Biennale d’Arte. In occasione di questa manifestazione, il curatore, Gregorio Rossi, ha scelto un cospicuo numero di artisti da presentare al pubblico internazionale, fra essi nove sono stati presentati da ACAF-Artemisia Gallery di Bergamo. Nell’ingresso del Palazzo, sulla parete destra, si può ammirare... [more]

20150322162836-plat_6 private & confidential  
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Mark Stammers at AE Contemporary Art Gallery > London
June 27th, 2015 - July 18th, 2015
Posted 8/9/15

Just to introduce this a little further: check this video: https://vimeo.com/135701191 [more]

20150322162836-plat_6 Private and Confidential  
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Mark Stammers at AE Contemporary Art Gallery > London
June 27th, 2015 - July 18th, 2015
Posted 6/30/15

This exhibition is called Private and Confidential, the pieces are beautifully framed prints, that vibrate with luminous colour and luscious brush strokes, these seductive effects give a warm and enticing atmosphere to the imagery, but underneath is a certain and sudden shock as the mind realises the figurative imagery that challenges the imagination and beckons satire and paradox, and the cartoon, these seem to rent through the surface of appearances.....perhaps to comfort the knowing viewer wi... [more]

20150427211027-issuescard Artists Explore Complex Issues at Arts Guild New Jersey  
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Luis Alves, Jane Caminos, Steve Cavallo, Patricia Dahlman, Richard Earl, Colleen Gahrmann, Marsha Goldberg, Adel Gorgy, Len Merlo, Maria Mijares, Margaret Murphy, Elizabeth Niesuchouski, Joanne Olivier, Nick Rosal, Joan Sonnenfeld, Judy Wukitsch at Arts Guild New Jersey > New York
April 26th, 2015 - May 22nd, 2015
Posted 4/27/15

Adel Gorgy's work in Issues at Arts Guild New Jersey Contemporary art and social activism often swim in the same waters. The connection crosses borders and decades, as creative individuals—in art and literature, performance and song—have given voice, sometimes the only one, to victims of turmoil and iniquities. Issues, an exhibition in which a group of contemporary artists respond to political, social, racial, gender, and economic issues facing the world in recent years opened M... [more]

20150323233220-logo1 So fun!  
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at Santa Monica Art Studios > Los Angeles
May 9th, 2015 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Posted 3/24/15

I've gone to this event for more than 4 years and it's so great! There are so many talented students there and their initiative is inspiring! I've bought some great art at a really good price [more]

20150126165655-7 Lord, just give me sign!  
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Sandow Birk, Johanna Bresnick, Martin Brief, Michael Cloud Hirschfeld, Stephanie Kirk, Nicholas Kripal, Carole P. Kunstadt, David Stephens at Gershman Gallery, Gershman Y at the University of the Arts > Worldwide Philadelphia
January 22nd, 2015 - May 14th, 2015
Posted 2/22/15

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20150222_Lord__just_give_me_sign_.html by BECKY BATCHA "So, yes, we've come a long way from those tablets that Moses brought down from the mount. The show came about when curator Susan Isaacs, who teaches at Towson University, "started seeing a trend and realizing that a lot of artists were dealing with spiritual texts," said Gershman executive director Maxine Gaiber. The two worked together to bring the works to Philly." Read more at http://www.ph... [more]

20150207155217-zakkir_05 HUMANS HAVE HUNGER FOR HUMANITY, DOES DOGS (THIS IS JUST A METAPHOR YOU CAN THINK OF ANY OTHER NON LIVING ANIMAL LIKE FRIDGE, SOFA, WASHING MACHINE, AUTOMOBILES TOO) HAVE HUNGER FOR DOGITY!  LoL  
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Zakkir Hussain at Galleryske - Bangalore > India
January 17th, 2015 - February 27th, 2015
Posted 1/21/15

Zakir Hussain’s latest works at Gallery SKE in Bangalore is a wonderful presentation of works to understand that originality can only be claimed as an unclaimed, seen as the other in the final omnipresent grand narrative of itself. The claim to originality that his works make in the beginning is by having a title ‘no title’. This is very interesting as the self proclamation of having no title negates the presence of the trace of the past. If there is any coincide... [more]

20140918141118-07__91714 A colorful and chaotic pastel collection  
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at Matrix Fine Art > Santa Fe
October 3rd, 2014 - October 31st, 2014
Posted 11/13/14

Think of the most stunning landscape photo you have seen. Now imagine that the scene you believed was a photograph was actually a concisely accurate pastel piece, painstakingly precise in every way. This pleasant illusion is what I experienced at the “2014 Pastel Society of New Mexico Signature Membership Show.” This show is a display of shockingly beautiful and realistic renderings of various subject matter, with a topic of interest to any viewer. Overall, it’s an impressive ar... [more]

Art or Not?  
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10/16/14 Posted 10/16/14

Art or Not? One of the pictures described below is a genuine art work: every Friday the ArtSlant team asks our discerning readers to indulge in a game of spot the difference. The answer will be revealed on our social media on Monday: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram. This week's theme is: pizza. #1 "... is a vivid visual representation that expounds the dichotomous act of consumerism: on the one hand, the form and gigantesque proportions of this highly desirable food item are playful and cartoonish, yet, they be... [more]

20140724150029-creation_one Kuchera creates new paintings for group show.  
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Tamriko Bardadze, Edward Grad, Andrea Kroenig, John C. Kuchera, Stella Lillig, William Conroy Lindsay, Rob Ordonez, Camille Perrottet, Hans Wolf at JEANNE D'ARC > New York
August 17th, 2014 - September 14th, 2014
Posted 7/24/14

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]

20140505213706-mike_kelley_aah_youth Some Closing Thoughts on the Mike Kelley Retrospective (MOCA Geffen, Los Angeles)  
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Mike Kelley at MOCA Geffen Contemporary > Los Angeles
March 31st, 2014 - July 28th, 2014
Posted 9/1/14

To borrow a thought from Deleuze and Guattari, art is not chaos, but a composition of chaos that makes possible a wide range of unpredictable new emotions and ideas. It pushes at the borders of the imagination, inviting new ways of seeing, and sharping our capacities for critical reflection. Truly powerful art may even change how we perceive our world, and re-situate our agency within it. The Mike Kelley retrospective (currently on view at LA MoCA), reminds me of a quote by filmmaker David Lynch... [more]

20140326233304-00120140327 NGMA and the Amrita Sher-Gill retrospective  
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Amrita Sher-Gil at National Gallery Of Modern Art - NGMA Bengaluru > India
March 30th, 2014 - April 30th, 2014
Posted 4/15/14

Let me start with a small proviso which may get me booted out of your reading list. I saw the exhibition at the NGMA in New Delhi. However, given my views on the Bangalore NGMA (http://dillikidiva24.blogspot.in/2012/12/name-that-city.html), I'm pretty sure the exhibition will be similiar. ah well, here goes nothing.. If theres one painter from India people have heard of, chances are that it's Amrita Sher-Gill. She lived for only 28 years (1913- 1941) across two continents in four countries, w... [more]


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