Selected by London-based writer Philippa Snow, ArtSlant's Page 3 Pin-Ups is an acerbic take on the topless tabloid muse. The new weekly series is inspired by Playboy’s Playmates, Page Three, and Letters To Penthouse: for anyone who’s ever muttered the phrase “fuck contemporary art” and really meant it.
Today’s internet-smashing pin-up is notable for the fact she has everything the modern gentleman wants: an ass that won’t quit, one that Sir Mix-A-Lot (O.B.E.) would love.... [more]
A significant moment for African American artists from the Southern states: the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an organisation dedicated to the documentation and archiving of Outsider African American Art, has donated 57 works to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.
The works speak of a period in Art History that has received little attention until now, that began during the days of slavery and subsequent segretation in the Deep South, and evolved during the Civil Rights Movement in... [more]
My name is Macy Mikeska. I'm 19 years old and have been drawing my whole life. I am not a painter. My talent in art is definitely more towards drawing black and white pictures. A piece of paper and a pencil works just fine for me. I know I have a real gift in drawing, but I also know that there's always room for improvement. I would love to take lessons and learn so much more to be a better artist. I am not making a career out of my art, but my dream is to open up my own tattoo shop once I'm ou... [more]
People familiar with Adamo Macri’s portraits may well experience an aesthetic shock to see a picture of the artist with his eyes wide open. So many of his self-portraits depict the eyes averted, lowered, askance, or rarely looking directly at the viewer that I was taken aback by a recent picture, entitled Damo, 2013. There are a few other pictures in his Facebook oeuvre wherein the artist opens his eyes and stares out of the canvas, Self-Portrait, 2013, for example, but that is... [more]
A word forms a concept of its own object in a dialogic way.
Mikhail Bakhtin, Discourse in the Novel, 1941
Adam Douglas Thompson’s drawings are words. His installed formations are sentences. His words, however, are not defined. His sentences are not linear. They are dialogic imaginations, each image acts a concept which through their relational grouping gains meaning. The groupings can and should be read multidirectionally. This approach is how Thompson believes thought works,... [more]
A word forms a concept of its own object in a dialogic way.
—Mikhail Bakhtin, Discourse in the Novel, 1941
Adam Douglas Thompson’s drawings are words. His installed formations are sentences. His words, however, are not defined. His sentences are not linear. They are dialogic imaginations, each image acts a concept which through their relational grouping gains meaning. The groupings can and should be read multidirectionally. This approach is how Thompson believes thought works, a concept trail... [more]
SELECT MIAMINorth Shore Park7200 - 7300 Collins Ave.Miami Beach, FL Booth D10December 2 - 7, 2014LGTripp Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in SELECT Miami 2014.
December 2 - 5 we will feature works by artist, Knox Martin, a renowned New York painter, sculptor, muralist, poet, and a scholar of art history who has exhibited worldwide. Using a variety of media, Martin is known for his use of vibrant colors, sensuous gestures, rhyming of metaphor and the flat picture plane. Two of his... [more]
December is a perfect time to stop in at Green Chalk and see the exhibition!
Anne Marchand: Vision of Myth & Holiday Group Show.
Green Chalk Contemporary invites you!
RECEPTION: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 5- 8 pm
616 Lighthouse Ave, New Monterey, CA!
The exhibition runs through December 27, 2014
Holiday Group Show includes: Sharron Antholt, Rob Barnard, Dave Higgins, Susan Hyde Greene, Francie Hester, Tom Nakashima, Ma... [more]
Chicago: In September of 2013 I sat down with the legendary Stephen Kaltenbach on the occasion of his exhibition at Bert Green Fine Art in Chicago to talk about his role in the history of conceptual art, his drastic 25-year recess from the art world, and his ideas about the nature of art. Kaltenbach’s work ranges from discrete objects, anonymous magazine ads, and mysterious time capsules to figurative sculpture, regionalist art, and shaping life narratives through various personae.
Stephen Ka... [more]
AFTER MY LAST OIL PAINTING I DECIDED TO REVISE MY APPROACH AS FOLLOWS :-
(1) CARRY OUT SKETCH OF SUBJECT HIGHLIGHTING, USING HATCHED LINES, THE 3 TONES OF DARK/ MEDIUM/ LIGHT. ALSO THE BASE COLOURS OF AREAS SHOULD BE INDICATED SUCH AS E.G RO (RED/ORANGE). THESE WILL BE CIRCLED IF WARM OR UNCIRCLED IF GRAYED DOWN. A PHOTO REFERENCE WILL BE USED TO AID STUDIO WORK IF USEFUL.
(2) TRANSFER DRAWING TO PREPARED PANEL (LIGHT VARNISHED AND WHITE ACRYLIC GESSO APPLIED). THE GESSO WILL BE FURTHER US... [more]
Daniel K. Sparkes (a.k.a Mudwig in a previous incarnation) is a British artist whose offbeat approach has seen his work pop up in the most unusual spots all over the world, including Wroclaw, The Hague and Sheffield—alongside weighty venues such as Jonathan LeVine NY and Somerset House London (as part of upcoming Mapping the City). Sparke’s take on everyday life mixes surreal playfulness with humorous textuality: a "fur" print t-shirt was a recent eye-catcher. Thematically, he sets about the a... [more]
As the saying goes, all art is, in the end, about sex or death. They're the two oldest themes in art history. But then at some point someone must have thought, how about getting them both in there, and creating the best art ever? And then a lot of other people thought that'd be a good idea too. And then it went to some weird grisly places and became a bit scary. Here's our selection of the most macabre love moments in art.
Joel-Peter Witkin, Kiss, 1982
King of the Bizarre, Witkin's grotesque take o... [more]
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]
Can graphic design ever truly be considered as a fine art form? Ren Adams has taken on that question by exploring the combination of printmaking and digital media into a collection of surreal two-dimensional images called “Alchemy of Image/The Language of Information Space.” These graphic pieces are striking aesthetically, yet leave something to be desired after initial observation.
Adams blends an interest in history, science, technology, art, and basically everything about the... [more]
Critical Americana in Chicago
by Philip A Hartigan on July 3, 2014
Installation view, ‘Michael Dinges, Victoria Fuller, and Geoffry Smalley’ at Packer Schopf Gallery (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)
CHICAGO — In a group show at Packer Schopf Gallery, three artists explore ideas or activities that are central to American identity: nature, political protest, and sports.
Geoffry Smalley takes pages of old illustrations of the American West,... [more]