China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy
at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco
photo by Gregg Chadwick
"I, Sovereign, am the First Emperor; my descendants will call themselves the Second Generation, the Third Generation, and will go on forever after." - The First Emperor, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BCE) quoted by the historian Sima Qian (145-90 BCE)China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy currently on view at the Asian... [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... [more]
Ausstellung SIEGesIKONEN by Jaworska Guy Avital, Dobrochna Badora, Jacek Bakowski, Janusz Bakowski, Krzysztof Baran, Grazyna Bartnik, John von Bergen, Czeslaw Bielecki, Bozenna Biskupska, Jan Bokiewicz, Wojciech Bruszewski, Michal Brzezinski, Maciej Buszewicz, Piotr Bylina, Janusz Byszewski, Rafal Chmielewski, Krzysztof Cichosz, Erazm Ciolek, Bettina Cohnen, Witoslaw Czerwonka, Andrzej Dluzniewski, Kurt Fleckenstein, Borena Frasheri, Miroslaw Dembinski - Waldemar Major Fydrych, Henryk Gajewski, Varda Getzow, Stefan Gierowski, Teresa Gierzynska, Marek Glinkowski, Sylwia Gorak, Jan Gryka, Pawel Grzes, Ryszard Grzyb, Alexander Honory, Andrzej Janaszewski, Jerzy Janiszewski, Renata Jaworska, Beatrice Jugert, Wolf Kahlen, Andrzej Kalina, Jerzy Kalina, Lodz Kaliska, Edyta Jaworska Kowalska at SIEGesIKONEN / icons of victory - transform
August 30th, 2009 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Die Ausstellung SIEGESIKONEN - transFORM ist ein Versuch die diversen Facetten der Metamorphosen zu veranschaulichen, die sowohl ganze Nationen als auch uns selbst persönlich betreffen. Über 100 Künstler verschiedenen Alters und Nationalität nehmen teil. In Bildern, Collagen, multimedialen Arbeiten und dokumentarischen Fotos, welche manchmal sehr dramatische, manchmal lustige und oft auch absurde Ereignisse aus den 80er und 90er Jahren festhalten, betrachten die Künstler unterschiedliche Wege g... [more]
Gretta Sarfaty gained international recognition in the late 70’ as a body-art and performance artist. Beginning with a traditional medium of painting, she early started to experiment with new media and performance. Even if her art has remained authentically ingenious over the years, the ways of her expression have changed, reflecting the evolution of digital technology.
She has never been dogmatic: even when expressing a strongly feminist approach, she moves smoothly around multitude of questi... [more]
by Ami Kealoha in Culture on 23 February 2006
Brooklyn-based artist Jacob Williams' day-glo psychedelia already looks like a trip through a Disneyland ride on drugs, which makes Tim Regan's recent video piece (created to announce the opening reception for Williams' solo installation "Nightmare of the Haunted Buddha") a natural fit.
Set to a dramatic Psycho-esque soundtrack, the animation sets Williams' mountains, wild-haired women, and panthers in motion, which nicely establishes... [more]
Ira Upin Painting
Lives & Works in: PhiladelphiaWebsite: www.iraupin.comTo Purchase Contact: Ira Upin
Ira Upin was born in Chicago in 1948 and received his MFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1973. As a young graduate Upin's work became associated with the photo-realist trend of the time, "but," he writes, "for what ever reasons I didn’t feel comfortable being pigeonholed by the expectations of that trend. I continued forward over the years embracing and denying my abili... [more]
Alexander D.C.D. SmithPainting
Lives & Works in: Los Angeles, CAWebsite: alexanderdcd.comTo Purchase Contact: Alexander D.C.D. Smith
Alexander D.C.D. Smith was born in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1984, and moved to Los Angeles at the age of three. He pursued graphic design studies at California State University, Northridge receiving a BA in 2009. Since then he has created a wide range of pieces in a variety of materials, including canvas, wood panels, wall murals, clothing and shoes, furniture, motorcyc... [more]
Barbara Ash’s recent collection of works challenges stereotypical ideas about women
"I think it’s depressing that girls are constantly surrounded by messages that are telling them they are not acceptable unless they follow this narrow orthodoxy,” said Barbara Ash, whose sculptures and drawings have strong roots in women’s struggle with the image centric world. “It marginalises the majority and puts a focus on superficial issues rather than in de... [more]
BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY
"Hereros – Jim Naughten"
London-based photographer Jim Naughten first came across the Herero tribe and their eclectic sense of fashion several years ago while travellingin southern Africa. The images he captured on that trip were published in Marie Claire, which funded an exhibition that in turn landed him a major global advertising campaign. Yet Naughten knew he needed to return to Namibia to continue photographing. “I always had it in the ba... [more]
Photo District News by klompching Jim Naughten at KLOMPCHING GALLERY
March 14th - May 4th
PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS – Exposures Section (February, 2013 issue)
For his new book, Jim Naughten created typological photographs of Namibia’s He rero people, whose military and civilian clothes are symbols of their historic struggle against colonialism. By Conor Risch
Many nations and cultures remember military heroes, great victories, and fallen soldiers through statues and monuments. On national holidays, war veterans don old uniforms and medals, or wear clothing decorated with patches... [more]
Independent On Sunday by klompching Jim Naughten at KLOMPCHING GALLERY
March 14th - May 4th
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY – COSTUME DRAMA by Peter Popham
Colonial rule may be history for the Herero tribe of Namibia but the style conventions of their 19th-century German oppressors live on – albeit with a certain bovine-inspired twist…
When European women jettisoned their ankle-length frocks and the multiple petticoats that kept the frocks full and plump, they gained a great deal in the way of freedom. But they lost something, too – and what they lost is brought home by the magnificent... [more]
Art review by Agni by agnibond Craig Norton at Carl Hammer Gallery
February 15th 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This is Craig Norton’s first Solo show in Chicago and he has really impressed the audience with his Mixed Media three dimensional Wall Art.
In Dropping Mom Off at the Old folks Home, Norton draws attention to the insecurities that come with old age. He also highlights the mentality of our society towards old people. We think of them as an outcast and neglect them.
His works are mainly a combination of drawings and collages layered on top of wood cutouts. The work touch the Robert Rauschenberg’s... [more]
Art review by Agni by agnibond Don't Fret at Johalla Projects
February 8th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Don’t Fret’s work is carefree and hilarious not only through the characters but also through the texts. It depicts the common life of everyday people that encompasses the issues related to teenage, adulthood, old age, deprived sex-life, relationships, fights, etc. The works flirts with the genres of portrait, figurative and landscape painting (in terms of the setting they are in). Since they depicted scenes are closely related to us we can infer they are our biographies. Unlike Tim Arroyo th... [more]
Persona – Therese A. Maloney Gallery - A Portrait of the Psyche - Review by Mary Gorgy by M Gorgy Sally Alexandres, Jayna Aronovitch, Kiyomi Baird, Marianne Barcellona, Rob Barth, Aileen Bassis, Amy Becker, Bette Blank, Elizabeth Catanese, Olushola A. Cole, Ellen Denuto, Doug Depice, Elise Dodeles, GORDON FEAREY, Carlos Frias, Arlene Gale, norma greenwood, Tom Holmes, Valerie Huhn, Neal Korn, Greg Leshé, Claire McConaughy, Charlie Perkalis, Larry Ross, Kiyoko Sakai, aZin seraj, Barbara Simcoe, K Lenore Siner, Marsha Solomon, Daryl Thetford, Adejoke Tugbiyele, Raúl Villarreal at Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery
January 22nd - April 14th
A Portrait of the Psyche
Persona is a word that can mean that aspect or part of one’s personality that is deliberately shown to the world, or in the Jungian sense, and hearkening back to the etymology of the word (from the Greek “prosōpon”), a theatrical mask which covers the wearer.
In the current exhibition at the Therese A. Maloney Gallery, director and curator Dr. Virginia Fabbri Butera, by choosing this particular word as both the theme and the title, has opened a dual vision and in... [more]