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Alternative Waters: a Personal View of Recent Macri Portraits by Kenneth Radu  
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12/6/14 Posted 12/6/14

Part I 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]

New Works: Surrealism From Nature  
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7/2/14 Posted 7/2/14

Come view the most recent works added to the RSMITHINGS.com portfolio of surreal photomontage creations. Three new pieces have just been added: “Until We Meet Again” (above), “Transitional,” and “Be The Butterfly” (below, respectively). Each came about only in the last few weeks or months, and rides along a theme of nature and mystery, incorporating elements from my local area. Links to source files also illustrate the creation process in these pieces. “Be T... [more]

New Western Art: Gazing Upon Chuck Forsman's Not-So-Wild West   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Elena Dorfman, Chuck Forsman, Isabelle Hayeur, David Sharpe at Robischon Gallery March 20th - May 10th
Posted 4/24/14

Western Art in America has seemingly changed little in over a century. Romanticized cowboys, portraits of Native Americans, and the persistent embrace of the sweeping Western landscape. While such paintings remain highly sought after and evoke nostalgia for the wild frontier, for painter and photographer Chuck Forsman, these images are relics of a dated tradition that has persisted beyond its relevance. Forsman is Westerner through and through: born in Idaho and raised in Oregon and Northern Californ... [more]

Mining Northern New Mexico: Human-made Tools to Solve Human-made Problems   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Jonathan Blaustein, Nina Elder, Debbie Long at Harwood Museum of Art February 22nd - May 4th
Posted 3/28/14

In the stark, grandiose landscapes of Northern New Mexico, it is easy to see the human element as small. Significant to be sure, but comparatively outweighed by the beauty and immensity that radiates so gracefully and quietly from big-sky vistas. Compared to the dramatic landscape, the human presence is more akin to interference, a disruption of the Wild West. The byproducts of this human disruption therefore mar the land more visibly and more violently against the backdrop of high desert and moun... [more]

Toronto Icicle Works  
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1/17/14 Posted 1/17/14

The ice storm here in Toronto Canada that has been hanging around and generally being a nuisance finally decided it was time to just go away.Canon EOS 60D body with a Sigma 17-70mm f2.8 DC Macro OS lens.Brian CarsonThe Learning Curve Photographywww.facebook.com/TLC.Photography.Toronto [more]

Artist Statement  
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3/29/13 Posted 3/29/13

Maia Stefana Oprea is a Romanian born painter. She holds a BFA in Painting from the National Art University of Bucharest, and has pursued temporary studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design,USA, and at the Ecole Superieure d'Art de Grenoble, France, being awarded an Erasmus Scholarshsip. “ Painting is located in the center of my artistic interests, and through it I investigate concepts of time, memory, absence, waste, decay, violence, identity, subjectivity and vulnerability. The pur... [more]

The Artist Entrepreneur: How Technology is Transforming the Art World  
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10/24/12 Posted 10/24/12

Published in Forbes on 10/22/2012This article was written by Veronika Sonsev, CEO Founder of inSparq.com, an ecommerce technology company. She is also a co-founder of Women Innovate Mobile, a technology accelerator focused on female founders. Seth Godin says, “All artists are entrepreneurs. All entrepreneurs are artists.” With the advent of new technology startups like Kickstarter, Eventbrite and Artsicle, Godin’s vision is getting elevated to the next level enabling artists to take their career in... [more]

Cabinet of Unreal Curiosities   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Boaz Aharonovitch, Einat Arif-Galanti, Aziz + Cucher, Rose-Lynn Fisher, Ori Gersht, Hilja Keading, Freddy Shachar Kislev, Sigalit Landau, Dana Levy, Tobias Madison, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot and Ariane Michel, Richard Mosse, Gilad Ratman, Samantha Salzinger, Tomer Sapir, Yehudit Sasportas, Michal Shamir, Uri Shapira, Meirav Heiman and Yossi Ben Shoshan, Blane De St. Croix, Jennifer Steinkamp, Gal Weinstein, Wendy Wischer, Guy ZAGURSKY at Bass Museum of Art September 9th, 2012 - November 4th, 2012
Posted 10/24/12

Every single person is guaranteed to have a Melvillean moment when walking around the UNNATURAL multi-media exhibit at the Bass Museum Miami Beach. The whale. You see it out of a side-glance when entering the main exhibition hall. Dar-she-blows. Children will run feverishly across the room toward it. Adults will surely want to, but etiquette dictates following the unspoken museum protocol that anyone over the age of twelve should not run cackling toward large-scale models of megafauna. But like Ahab,... [more]

New projects from artist Erick Sánchez - September 2012 - NYC  
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9/20/12 Posted 9/20/12

 Dear friends, art lovers and collectors:Hope you’re having a great summer. I’m very pleased to share with you some exciting news about my art career and upcoming projects.*Erick Sánchez at The 2012 The Bronx Biennale of Latin American ArtMy painting and installation “I will show you fear in a handful of dust” has been selected to be part of The Bronx Biennale of Latin American Art 2012. It will take place between September 14 and November 30, 2012.The Bronx Biennale of Latin American Art is a curate... [more]

Kickstarter for my new exhibition – Genesis: Creation and Decadence  
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9/20/12 Posted 9/20/12

Three and a half years ago, I said goodbye to my family and friends and I moved from Puerto Rico to NY to pursue my dream of being a professional artist. This move was full of obstacles but within a year I was awarded a study scholarship with the artist/instructor Bruce Dorfman at Art Students League of New York.My first big project in the US was a series of large scale landscape paintings and installations entitled Dangerous Lands. At the time, there was turmoil in my life and creating these pieces h... [more]

The Weather Project 2011-2012  
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7/31/12 Posted 7/31/12

  “The Weather Project…is a perfect vehicle for me. It enables me to explore aspects of art, nature, and science and to direct my attention to the present moment in order to deepen my perception and my powers of observation."  I am a painter. I paint sky. I wonder at its beauty and am awed by its complexity. Observed changes in weather fronts, cloud formations, and shifts in light and color inform my work. Atmospheric conditions constantly change; countless, precise, invisible adjustments are ce... [more]

Notes on the Painting: A Balance of Shadows  
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5/24/12 Posted 5/24/12

We were not meant to survive. We were meant to live. - W.S. Merwin Gregg Chadwick A Balance of Shadows 72"x96" oil on linen  A Balance of Shadows was begun in 2004 as a visual poem reflecting the tensions of our era. Today, May 24, 2012, I laid a thin transparent layer of lapis lazuli across a section of the sky. Sourced in Afghanistan, this precious stone, when ground into pigment, creates a radiant blue that has been considered auspicious in both east and west. Th... [more]

Erick Sanchez takes over the New York art scene  
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11/28/11 Posted 11/28/11

Dear friends, art lovers and collectors:Hope you’re having a great Fall. I’m pleased to share with you exciting news about my upcoming projects.__________________________________________________________________________________Vytlacil artist-in-residency open studiosOpening Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2011From 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm241 Kings HighwaySparkill, NY 10976A van to Vytlacil from the Art Students League at 215 West 57th Street leaves at 4:00 pm. RSVP required at 212-247-4510______________... [more]

"Art is not..." Interview with an Artist, part 4, by Paul Shampine  
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11/28/10 Posted 11/28/10

"Inspired" by Mr. Sadler's comments below, I've found what others have to say what "art is not..."  I open with my friend Pablo and close with some reality: "Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs." ~ Pablo Picasso "Art is not an investment" - VIDEO - Arne Glimcher, founder of Pace Gallery. "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."  ~ Edgar Degas One of many collections... [more]

A Designer's Dream vs. A Realistic Possibility. Stained Glass Windows Inspired. Giclees for Sale - Part 1  
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11/27/10 Posted 11/27/10

by Celina Grigore & www.CelinaDesign.com 2010 ... This is a sketch for a dream project. In the meantime, have a look at some realistic, affordable possible solutions for your home, office or corporate space posted on Celina Design profile and available for sale through the ArtSlant SalesRoom. Check out what has just become available for sale! Interested or simply... just curious? Please go to: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/191331-celina-design Celina Grigore... [more]

Art or Decor?  
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11/15/10 Posted 11/15/10

You decide for yourselves. Pamela Holmes has been creating botanical and semi-abstract concrete panels that make you feel like you're looking at art with the same types of seduction and painterly traits of great artworks. Each panel is a unique, one of a kind piece that is ready to hang. Currently The Gardener in Berkeley, CA and Liave in Seattle have some in their stores. Pamela uses leaves like Nasturtium, Tobacco, Echium, and Inula and these are just some examples of the types of leaves she has... [more]


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