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The Critical Jokester   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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James Ulmer at Beginnings — July 3rd, 2013 - July 28th, 2013
Posted 7/23/13

Humans have a tendency to anthropomorphize the world around us—from pets in sunglasses, and cacti with bulging eyes, to building facades whose mouths swing open. We also like to draw, to represent the world on paper. These impulses are given full energy in James Ulmer’s current show, Drawings, though it is hard to tell if he has distilled once complex images into pictograms, or if he has instilled irregular shapes with the diverse personalities of a cast of characters. Seventeen dense... [more]

The Artwork of Daniel Clowes: Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Daniel Clowes at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) June 29th, 2013 - October 13th, 2013
Posted 7/6/13

Daniel Clowes’ career trajectory has had a weird sort of herky-jerky-ness to it. When he started out making comics in the 1980’s, his narratives were amorphous and meandering, at times borrowing from the Surreal, with paranoid/delusional plotlines and violent, and sexually perverse, graphic imagery. This was married to his early drawings which were highly restrained; in the press walk through of his current exhibition, “Modern Cartoonist: the Art of Daniel Clowes,” on view... [more]

Shell Game: Beyond the Political Cartoon   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Molly Crabapple at Smart Clothes Gallery April 14th, 2013 - April 23rd, 2013
Posted 4/23/13

Translating politics into art is tricky. One false move, and a poignant statement can become overreaching or worse, preachy—its message trounced by the annoyance of the opposition or apolitical. It is a magic moment when an artist brings politics into art in a manner that is both visually stunning and conceptually provocative, which is the case with Molly Crabapple’s exhibition of new paintings. "Shell Game" does this beautifully. In these works inspired by the birth of Occupy Wall Street, Crabappl... [more]

Ideas Alone Make Great Art?  
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7/16/11 Posted 7/16/11

Originally posted on matthewfelixsun.blogspot.com I just read a New Yorker article about learning drawing (Life Studies) by art critic Adam Gopnik, who took instructions from an artist who is adherent to the classic way of drawing and painting. Over time, the featured artist Jacob Collins had assembled a group of teachers and enthusiasts, all given over to the practice of classical drawing from life and plaster casts, and from that nucleus came this studio and the Grand Central Academy of Art. The b... [more]

Dan Perjovschi: On Our Worlwide Watchlist  
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1/26/11 Posted 1/26/11

(Image: Dan Perjovschi, The Everyday drawing 1, 2009, Exhibition view, The Spectacle of the Everyday, Xe Biennale de Lyon (cur. Hou Hanru), France; © Galerie Michel Rein) Dan Perjovschi (b.1961, Bucharest, Romania) Dan Perjovschi is a Romanian cartoonist, famous on the international art scene for his unique cartoons that are composed of various images and texts, applied directly on internal or external architectural surfaces. His drawings, half graffiti-half cartoon, cover the walls of mus... [more]

Bill Wenzel Early Gag Cartoons from the Late 1940s  
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11/23/10 Posted 11/23/10

A post from the Daily Art Blog VINTAGE SLEAZE by Jim Linderman Early work by Bill Wenzel which already has his horny hallmarks! Well-rendered and shapely females confuse empty, shallow male buffoons. These date to the late 1940s and appeared in, I believe, earlier forerunners of the Humorama digests. The babes were already pretty hot, but they don't have either the splendid shades of his "middle period" nor do they look like the poured out pieces he sold in droves during his later years. Good work, and all showing ev... [more]

emerging artist in Los Angeles.  
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9/21/09 Posted 9/21/09

Greetings all, My I'm Leftyjoe, or aka Lefty. I'm hoping to paint my way into the hearts and minds of everyone around.  I hope to further develop my skills and imspirations and hopefully reach that level that every artist seeks. I hope you all get a chance to get to know me and my work, hear my story, and hopefully join me in this visual journey. Here is my blog, please, take a look at it, hope you enjoy it. http://modern-toon-impressionist.blogspot.com/ Don't be shy, contact me at leftyjoetorres@gmail.c... [more]

Comix!   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Enki Bilal, Franquin, Jean Giraud, Hergé, Edgar P. Jacobs, Winsor McCay, alias Moebius, Hugo Pratt, Reiser, Albert Uderzo at La Maison Rouge May 29th, 2009 - September 27th, 2009
Posted 7/25/09

Little Nemo, Yellow Kid, Tintin, Blake et Mortimer, Mickey, Superman, Astérix, Iznogoud, Blueberry, Astro Boy, Le Chat… Ces personnages et ces héros nés sous la plume des plus grands auteurs de bande-dessinée n'ont pas simplement fait les délices de millions de lecteurs à travers le monde ; ils ont aussi influencés les artistes les plus importants de notre époque, tels que Warhol, Erró, Takashi Murakami, Wim Delvoye ou encore Gilles Barbier. Pour la première fois, une grande expos... [more]

India in moon  
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11/20/08 Posted 11/20/08

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