This week, I have got to that stage where I am in dire need of a brew. My trusty callus protector is doing a fine job but I have been denying myself breaks from drawing, which has lead to a sore hand that now resembles more of a claw.
Sometimes, I just get so involved in drawing and lose track of the time. When glancing at the clock, I think “just 5 more minutes, then I’ll take a break”. Inevitably, another hour passes and I tell myself the same thing, “just 5 minutes... [more]
Jung-woo Ha, "Our Town" 17.9" x 12" Oil marker on paper, 2015 (left) The artist and his work (right)
Jung-Woo Ha, Friends, Able Fine Art NY Gallery in Chelsea, installation
Jung-woo Ha, the gifted and accomplished award-winning Korean actor and director reveals another side of himself in his current solo exhibition, "Friends," at Able Fine Art NY Gallery in Chelsea. His suite of 23 pen and ink drawings and paintings on paper were all completed in 2015. They are mostly portraits, depicting a wide range of personalities, but, more importa... [more]
“I’m not walking down there, there’s a body on the floor.” My friend said. We were coming out of a pizza place that had a gunshot mark in the TV. “Come on, it’s fine. She’s not dead.” As we walked past the disputed human being lying face down in the middle of the stenching sidewalk, she turned on her side and smiled vaguely into the distance with her brown, elderly meth-lined face.
Sickness is something you encounter on a daily basis in Los Angel... [more]
“I’m not walking down there, there’s a body on the floor,” my friend said. We were coming out of a pizza place that had a gunshot mark in the TV. “Come on, it’s fine. She’s not dead.” As we walked past the disputed human being lying face down in the middle of the stenching sidewalk, she turned on her side and smiled vaguely into the distance with her elderly, meth-lined face.
No Title (There are beds), 2015, Collage and ink on paper
Sickness is somet... [more]
Last weekend, Harlem welcomed the FLUX Art Fair - its first contemporary art fair. The event launched with a VIP reception on Wednesday, May 13th and was open to the public Thursday, May 14th through Sunday, the 17th. FLUX had been hard-fought by its organizer, Leanne Stella of Art in Flux -especially with the building under hard-hat construction up to the eleventh hour. All came together beautifully in the end, and the FLUX Art Fair waxed luminous against a backdrop of higher profile art ev... [more]
A Battle Lost rolled paper handmade from military uniforms, gold foil & matte medium101" x 52" x 6"2015
Photo credit to Chris Gray with CS Gray Photography.
This work represents the 22 veterans that take their own lives every day. 8,030 rolls make up A Battle Lost, one for every veteran suicide last year. I roll the paper to create a spiral, a symbol of life to death, beginning to end. The gold is inspired by a Japanese practice called Kintsugi where they fill cracks in pottery with gold. This highlights the... [more]
Macri’s Pink Narrative. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd
“In the film Funny Face starring the exquisite Audrey Hepburn and the light-as-air Fred Astaire, the dynamic Kay Thompson in her role of fashion editor proclaims that it’s time to “Think Pink!” We are then treated to a frenzy of pink haute couture. Of all colours in western society …” [more]
Facing the Faces: the Facebook Self-portraits of Adamo Macri. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd
“Self-portraiture and painting are almost synonymous. Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein the Younger, Titian, Artemisia Gentileschi, Rembrandt, Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun, Francisco Goya, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Edvard Munch, Emily Carr, Frida Kahlo, a legion of others: the walls of art galleries are heavy with images of artists w... [more]
Art of the Orifice: Adamo Macri’s Verboten. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd
“The human body has always been the source of pleasure and revulsion, at once the embodiment of ecstasy and excrement, delight and disgust, beauty and brutality, dream and nightmare. In his great satire Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift depends upon such antithesis in his portrayal of the admirable Houyhnhnms and Gulliver’s ensuing misanthropy. A... [more]
Cellular Excitement: An Appreciation of the Art of Adamo Macri. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd
"In many of his drawings, photos, constructions and other pieces of art, Adamo Macri depicts various forms existing beneath the visible surfaces of the world, and the reality of secret miniscule life teeming in obscure places. He explores, or imagines, acts of creation from the fundamental cellular level of existence to the intangible world of states... [more]
Art on Fashion
In the true fashion of of my interdisciplinary education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I collaborated with UK fashion company "Art on Fashion". My digital drawing "Time" is used as inspiration and textile for their Spring/Summer 2015 collection.
By S. Nicole Lane
Ta Prohm Trees, Gallery 2, Nancy Lu Rosenheim
“I sat there, my heart beating fast, shaken by what had happened.
The destruction of life and the boundless mystery of the content of softness.”
-Magdalena Abakanowicz, Statements (1979-94)
Knotted hair, tornadoes, log cabins, and pig sties, are (to name a few) the nouns which Nancy Lu Rosenheim applies to her work—trees of heaven, band aids, and sticks are stated as materials and the list goes on. Oddly enough, this specific dict... [more]