In Built to Kill, a short story by Venetian author Tiziano Scarpa, the protagonist is a frustrated architect from Venice. He feels so utterly constrained by the city’s architectural mandates to preserve a tourist-trapping golden past, that he starts killing tourists. Only he makes the murders look like suicides induced by Stendhal Syndrome, a psychosomatic disorder brought upon by an overdose of Renaissance beauty. A desperate attempt to prove that an urban space that doesn’t allow itself... [more]
Reginald Ingraham Gallery / Los Angeles
by Greg Angaza Pitts ·
November 5, 2013 · in November 2013, Reviews
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“Speaking Tongues (The material of communication)” introduces Duane Paul’s considerable talent and ability in the artist’s first solo exhibition. The show’s 12 works (all 2013) are divided into... [more]
Author: DeWitt Cheng
Curator: Lonnie Lee
The mixed-media works of Cheryl Calleri and the oil paintings of Thekla Hammond, together exhibited under the unifying title "Coalesce," complement each other well enough. But the two artists went beyond that level of dialogue and coalesced — or, more prosaically, collaborated — on a joint project, a video installation, "Co-Motion," with music by Armando Mafu... [more]
After the first quick round of Art Synthesis, the eyes quickly bookmark certain works and artists for the latter, slower rounds but the mind, hungry for a single thread of narrative, doesn't find any. On contemplation, that turns out to be the mind's problem, not the artists'. So used our minds are with picking up a curator's text on entrance and viewing the entire exhibition through that lense, that they suddenly feel ill-at-ease when they have to be the meaningmakers themselves. It turns out tha... [more]
I like the slight melancholy mystery of these images. In general, the softened color palette and contrast evokes a faded memory, but the primary forms have a bold function. `Evolution´ employs a primordial form, spiraling up out of the water like a mythic sea creature. I also see the faintly grainy quality and washed out magenta tonality as harkening back to old photographic documentary film, though I`m unsure of the media/process employed here. I find the vertical orientation is also unexpected fo... [more]
The Revelation of Great: Jerome Soimaud
The qualities of a great artist, I suppose, are always up for discussion in the art world. For intellectuals, a great work might be one that elevates the mind or translates an idea. For those who covet the superficial, the captivation of the eye does the trick. Maybe an artist or academician would analyze the work for technical skill: the balance of the composition, manipulation of materials and process, and its maker’s use of color and line, before... [more]
Recently I took a jaunt down Washington Boulevard to explore some of the many galleries in Culver City’s Arts District. Due to my slightly poor timing, many of said galleries were closed. Luckily, though, I visited Hinge Modern, at 8558 Washington Boulevard, just in time to see a quiet yet enjoyable show.
“Simone Alexandrino and Daksh Sahni: Out and In of Symmetry” displ... [more]
»urban patterns« — lo-fi photography by Andreas Kuhn Vanessa Aves, Amanda Lucia Côté, Michael Crook, Sarah Detweiler, Daniel Håkansson, Jack Jasper, Hwan Lee, Eryn Lefkowitz, Rosy Lofer, Henriette Lorentz, Soli Madsen, Mamuka Mikeladze, Jirina Nazzani, Courtney Olmsted, Anna Paola Pizzocaro, Gigi Rigamonti, Jackie Russo, Lauren Rymer, Sabine Schulz, Anna Carin Stein, Margret Zitterbayer at BROADWAY GALLERY
August 29th - September 17th
http://tinyurl.com/global-project-series showcasing »urban patterns« — lo-fi photography
They surround everyone of us everyday yet still we are rarely perceptive. Visual jewels, usually devoid of humans, a mixture of pattern, color and material. Fluke acts a certain part, things appear or are swallowed by light, a different angle brings to light surprises. Harmony as well as dysphoria exist utterly equitable, and every so often details are the spice. If the “urban pattern... [more]
Nothings (and Somethings) by Christian Burnoski 1st-14th August, 2013
with opening performance To Be It by Andrea Jenni
with Martina Cesari & MariaGiulia Serontoni
A black bowler hat decorated with white buttons hiding a tennis ball... A white wall framed by two perpendicular paintings, mainly orange, except for a spot of white, where they meet the wall. Red stripes of the American flag in a round frame and some missing stars, like the title overtly states (Stripes without Stars, 2013). What you... [more]
Biviano's work becomes the visual vehicle which humankind can measure Environmental destruction. Thoughtful and well executed, "What Remains" is a bomb shell piece and the highlight of the Liz Afif Gallery's America The Beautiful show. - Kathy Sullivan ARTslant [more]
by Darryl Jingwen Wee
Published: July 3, 2013
New York-based artist Miya Ando is currently having her first solo exhibition at Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York, showcasing her signature burnished steel and anodized aluminum works that deftly tie together abstraction, industrial fabrication, spiritual subject matter, and the lessons of American minimalism.
Using industrial dyes and rolled, burnished sheets of metal, Ando’s surfaces radiate luminous color, tantalizing the eye with a palette of s... [more]
"There is a Mongolian saying that artists are sky people, and to be an artist is a mission that you either follow the call for, or you don't, similar to the vocation of a shaman," said Marc Schmitz whose work is being exhibited at Shanghai's Moproo Gallery until June 2.
In this exhibition, the artist presents a wide range collection of works, among them, the most recent paintings that have been completed at the Shanghai Peace Art Hotel, where he has been a resident artist for the last months of... [more]
A Boy Scout Jamboree At Subliminal Projects by Duane Paul Eric Beltz, Hisham Bharoocha, Alison Blickle, Keith Boadwee, Simmons & Burke, Kime Buzzelli, Tofer Chin, Alika Cooper, Liz Craft, Noah Davis, FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS, Jason Hanasik, Melissa Huddleston, Benjamin Lord, Lewis Mauk, Davida Nemeroff, Club Paint, Duane Paul, Vanessa Prager, Fay Ray, Todd Tourso, CHRISTINE WANG, Eric Yahnker at Subliminal Projects
June 22nd - July 20th
A Boy Scout Jamboree At Subliminal Projects
" Duane Paul’s huge sculpture of various colored, fragmented scouts have similar effects. Paul’s piece hints at a less overt theme in the show, one that gets outside of the organization’s anti-gay agenda: minorities in American boy scouts have only existed on the margins. His colorful and quietly confrontational figures hit every element of the show–rainbows, black bodies, whit... [more]
Seeing Double by Stacy Davies Gregory Adamson, A.S. Ashley, Angela Beloian, Katy Betz, Matt Blansett, Amy Caterina, Dee Marcellus Cole, Judy Davies, Wanda Ewing, Joe Forte, Tammy Greenwood, Athena Hahn, Daphne Hill, Kevin Hill, Amy Maloof, Cynde Miller, Father Bill Moore, Thomas Pathe, Leia Steingart, Vonn Sumner, Erns Valdez, Kristina Marroquin Warren at Pomona Frame House & Main St. Gallery
June 8th - July 27th
By Jamie Solis
Vintage films are known to have an intrinsic cult following. Maybe it’s because they remind us of the matte simplicity that’s fading in our digital society, or it could be the growing appreciation for classic features—when storylines were still unique and theatrics took fearless risks. Either way, we find ourselves attracted to old school cinema and the bold propaganda-esque designs that adorn their artwork. Regardless the reason for our fantastic obsession, posters from motion fi... [more]
Art Exhibition By Auction Artist - Badri Narayan Born 1929 (Eminent Indian Artist, Illustrator, Author And Story-Teller) At Studio3 Art Gallery. Works Can Be Viewed Online On www.studio3india.com [more]
Group of Artists Golden Line /Złota Linia/
What do they want?They want to meet and share their art with others.What don’t they want? Being closed in rigid frames.What unites them?
The Internet and Art.What divides them?
All the huge rest.Where are they?At the Gallery of the Cultural Centre RadzynWhere will they be?Everywhere worth being.
They were caught by the Web. From casual chatting online in autumn 2008 to spring 2011 there happened a lot. There has been born and got matured a new quali... [more]