Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticity and abi... [more]
One of the best things I read about the status of art in the public space this year was written by Edo Dijksterhuis, covering Taturo Atzu's intervention on Amsterdam's oldest church: "It becomes like urban furniture, not something people notice. No one seems to care about monuments or how they’re perceived, whether they’re perceived at all. It takes a conscious effort to really see them again."
This really made me think: public art is a huge committment, but it's true—it rarely h... [more]
It's time to emerge from our summer carapace and get on the gallery trail again. ArtSlant's editors and writers have been feverishly filing away press releases and RSVPing to Facebook events to plan the next month of exhibition openings—and we're here to help. Before the fairs kick off, we're easing you back into things by picking out the shows we think are worth seeing or knowing about this season.
Jamana MannaChisenhale Gallery, LondonSeptember 18–December 13
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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]
I was recently at an art fair where one gallery—that shall remain nameless—presented the work of a young artist in a solo booth. The work, while distinct in some ways, was at the very least derivative of Anish Kapoor’s wall mounted discs. Enameled aluminum panels in sweeping gradients, they were perfectly suited to the market of the fair: take it home, put it on a wall. They were robust, large works that shouted “wealth.” Sold for $800-$2000 apiece. By the third da... [more]
Amir H. Fallah’s portraits resemble the site of an archaeological dig. When Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb, the young pharaoh’s body was wrapped in shrouds with his material possessions painstakingly arranged around him. Likewise, Fallah incorporates everyday objects from a subject’s home into ornate, unconventional portraits that obscure the figure’s face, finding profound connections in the seemingly mundane and charm in the ugly. It’s not coincidental t... [more]
By: Amy Haddad
Kris Martin, “T.Y.F.F.S.H.”
The “S, M, L, XL” exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago is a small but compelling show. The exhibition opens explaining how some sculptors in the 1960s moved art from the pedestal into the viewer’s space. This theme has continued over the past five decades in various sizes, as the exhibition’s title suggests. As visitors experience the physical and mental attributes of space, they may begin to... [more]
Sculptures We Do Not See, an exhibition showcasing Soviet Era art, opened last Friday at Moscow's Manege Center. The exhibition included works from participants of the LeSS group, active in parallel to conventional art of the Soviet era, including artists such as Vadim Sidur, Nikolai Silis, and Vladimir Lemport. Topics surrounding the works include religious themes—a censored subject during Russia’s Soviet reign between 1922 and 1991.
Decades after creation, and the sculptures stil... [more]
September 10 – October 25, 2015
The Athenaeum Invitational Opening Reception
Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists... [more]
Dear artist direction the Association invites participation
The 12th edition of the international painting
see below communication.
12th EDITION INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF PAINTING
Open to Italian and foreign artists with no age limit with the following categories:
Oil, acrylic, watercolor, graphics, Digital - Art Mixed techniques
all categories compete for the ultimate prize - Following the success achieved in 2014 It will be back with th... [more]
Evento in concomitanza con la 56^ Biennale di Venezia - "Il grande canale della pace" esposizione in collettiva -curatore Gregorio Tossi - Acaf-Artemisia Gallery invia per conoscenza - Il Grande canale della Pace è un progetto internazionale che ha l'obiettivo di dare voce all'arte di tutto il mondo contro la guerra. L'iniziativa nasce a Venezia, il Canal Grande dell'arte universale e da lì si propagherà in Europa e nel Mondo. L'evento in concomitanza con la 56^ Biennale di Vene... [more]
By: Amy Haddad
Michael and Yhelena Hall’s thought-provoking installation at The Mission in Chicago does more than draw attention to the environment. This show reveals practical solutions to contemporary problems.
Partial exhibition shot of “Wilderness and Household.”
Creating artwork that generates awareness to environmental issues is nothing new. Agnes Denes famously created “Wheatfield” in 1982. Two acres of wheat were planted and harvested in a Manhattan l... [more]
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]
BEST BET! Including: Robert Brady, Margaret Niven, Richard Whittaker, Susan Hyde Greene and Anne Marchand.
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Exhibition Party, Aug 22, 5:00- 8:00pm
Aug 18- Sept 5, 2015Green Chalk Contempory616 Lighthouse Ave, New Monterey, CAContact: Gail Ennsgreenchalkcontemporary.... [more]
YOU PEOPLE by johnwilkes The Fairman Family at ARTHOUSE1
August 1st - August 28th
It isn’t often that you get the chance to look into the workings of a family of artists over three generations, laying themselves open to scrutiny and speculation on their relationships. With the age of the artists ranging from the mature seventies to the youthful twenties, the work is bound to be wildly diversified; from the skilled and honed creativity of one generation to the enthusiastic optimism of another, with all sharing a dedication to, and love of, the arts, each exploring and de... [more]