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The Necessity of French Cafés: Le Petit Cluny & Le Saint Jean  
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7/1/16 Posted 7/1/16

The Necessity of French Cafés is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, who is undertaking her residency in Paris during June and July 2016. Lisa will build this blog as a digital archive of essays, photographs, excerpts of narratives, and other relevant manifestations of the project. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here. Paris is always a good idea.—Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina Fairchild in Sabrina ... [more]

Lope de Vega  
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6/29/16 Posted 6/29/16

Lope de Vega by Alejandro Cabeza. permanent collection of the National Theatre Museum (Ground Floor: The Golden Age comedy theaters and http://museoteatro.mcu.es/exposicion-permanente/planta-baja/) [more]

Reflecting on History While Presenting a History of Perception   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Luc Tuymans at MAS | Museum aan de Stroom May 13th - September 18th
Posted 6/6/16

The history of eyeglasses goes back almost a thousand years. In his Book of Optics, dated 1021, the Arab scientist Alhazen had already mentioned the use of a convex lens to enlarge images. The translation of this treatise into Latin led to the invention of magnifying glasses held together by a frame in thirteenth century Italy. The earliest depiction of someone wearing glasses, Tommaso da Modena’s portrait of a Dominican cardinal, dates from 1352. Since then corrective eyewear has been s... [more]

Piecing It All Together: Nathaniel Mary Quinn Transfigures a Shattered World   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Nathaniel Mary Quinn at M+B May 13th - June 25th
Posted 5/31/16

Nathaniel Mary Quinn’s fragmented portraits recall his childhood growing up in the Robert Taylor Homes, a notorious housing project in Chicago. His new series Highlights, now on view at M+B in Los Angeles, features highly personal works that reflect on his upbringing and the people he knew who were able to escape the violence and poverty so many experienced in the now demolished project. Though his pieces resemble collages, they are in fact improvised paintings. Quinn does not do initial sketches of his... [more]

The Sublime Delinquency of Barbara Rossi’s Poor Traits   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Barbara Rossi at DePaul Art Museum May 12th - August 21st
Posted 5/24/16

There is nothing reductive or insignificant about Barbara Rossi’s Poor Traits, a collection of paintings under the homophonic title that refers to the artist’s portrait-like compositions, currently on view in the DePaul Art Museum’s second floor galleries. In a series of graphite drawings from the late 1960s and reverse Plexiglas paintings from the early 1970s, Rossi’s works are some of the more enigmatic examples of the Chicago Imagists. As this exhibition makes clear, Ro... [more]

Annie Leibovitz's WOMEN in 2016: Does Success Mean Celebrity?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 1/17/16

“Ask me anything—I’m not afraid of anything, anymore,” Annie Leibovitz told a room packed with cameras and journalists who had flown in from around the world for the grand opening of WOMEN: New Portraits at the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station in East London, the first stint in a world-touring exhibition. It was a rare audience with a woman who is now as famous as many of the famous people she has photographed. Yet hyperbole is necessary when talking about the portraits Ann... [more]

What Do We See in Their Eyes? 22 Years Later, Documenting Watts   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Dana Lixenberg at Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie December 12th, 2015 - March 6th
Posted 12/30/15

“These photographs are actually racist.” I was shocked, to put it mildly, to hear my friend deliver this verdict of the Dana Lixenberg show at Huis Marseille. How could she say this of a body of work universally applauded for offering a respectful alternative to the stereotypical depictions of African-Americans? “They all look aggressive and arrogant, even the babies, and there’s hatred of white people in their eyes,” she retorted. “Lixenberg made them pose that way,... [more]

David Stewart Wins the UK's Biggest Photographic Portrait Prize   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 11/11/15

David Stewart was awarded the £12,000 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 last night at an awards ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery, where his portrait will be on display alongside a selection chosen from almost 5,000 entries, at an exhibition running until February 21, 2016. Stewart's winning entry is a restaged photograph of his 2008 entry of his daughter and friends after completing their university degrees. It's the 16th time Stewart's work has been selected for the annua... [more]

Amir H. Fallah Creates a Portrait in Cactus and Lava Lamps in The Caretaker   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Amir H. Fallah at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art May 28th, 2015 - September 27th, 2015
Posted 8/25/15

Amir H. Fallah’s portraits resemble the site of an archaeological dig. When Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb, the young pharaoh’s body was wrapped in shrouds with his material possessions painstakingly arranged around him. Likewise, Fallah incorporates everyday objects from a subject’s home into ornate, unconventional portraits that obscure the figure’s face, finding profound connections in the seemingly mundane and charm in the ugly. It’s not coincidental t... [more]

Paris Tear Sheets: Breaking Bread   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 8/9/15

Paris Tear Sheets is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lara Atallah, who will be undertaking her residency in Paris during July and August 2015. “Paris tear sheets” refers to daily snapshots taken during the artist’s peregrinations in the city. She will use the blog to chronicle her encounters in Paris as well as her observations of the city. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here. About a year ago, I attended a lectu... [more]

Making a Memento: Chicago Artists Group Portrait, 2015   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 6/24/15

On Saturday I go to the granite steps of the MCA with several hundred others for Chicago Artists Group Portrait, 2015. The weather’s kinda perfect: sunny, with big cadillacs of clouds rolling by every couple minutes to keep us cool. Down front Jason Lazarus, dressed all in white and holding a megaphone, paces, checks the time. Jason’s an artist/educator/proselytizer of collective action, a well-known/liked artist about town. We’re all here to become history, to legitimize our self-definitions, to e... [more]

Chronicles of a Fleeting Culture   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Tina Barney at Paul Kasmin Gallery - 10th Ave May 7th, 2015 - June 20th, 2015
Posted 5/19/15

Famed for her portrayal of the upper class in New York, New England, and Long Island, Tina Barney’s work is an ethnographic study of the bourgeoisie. The eleven works on view in this retrospective are snapshots from a play where if one stares long enough, one might hear the muffled dialogue of Barney’s subjects travel through time. With shots capturing characters in mid-motion, such as The Reception (1985), the viewer is pulled into the scene right before a significant event is about to o... [more]

The Three Best Portrait Painters in the World?  
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5/1/15 Posted 5/1/15

Three (white, middle-aged, male) artists have been announced for the final shortlist for this year's BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London—one of the world's most prestigious portraiture painting prizes, aimed at encouraging artists to develop the portrait in their work. The entries must all be painted in oil, tempera, or acrylic on canvas or board and must be painted from a real life sitting. Matan Ben-Cnaan, Michael Gaskell, and Borja Buces Renard are the final th... [more]

Henry Taylor Filters Life Through Portraiture   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Henry Taylor at Untitled New York March 1st, 2015 - April 4th, 2015
Posted 3/24/15

Near the entrance of Untitled Gallery on the Lower East Side is a slab of concrete with a shovel stuck into it. Chair legs and wire sprout off the shovel, as do branches wrapped in stretched pantyhose like wings on an urban angel. The shovel’s handle fits into the mouth of a plastic bottle shaped like a fuel container, painted black to resemble an African mask. On the adjacent wall hangs an antique wooden mirror frame, which now holds a hand-drawn Confederate flag found by the artist. Two to... [more]

Kehinde Wiley's Empire of Vulnerability   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Kehinde Wiley at Brooklyn Museum of Art February 20th, 2015 - May 24th, 2015
Posted 2/20/15

“Kehinde Wiley is everywhere right now,” said Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, as the small press tour began. This was not an exaggeration by any means; Wiley garnered recent attention when his paintings appeared as backdrops in Fox's Empire, a highly stylized melodrama from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong that collages black stereotypes while positioning black bodies into a King Lear-like drama, and for his fashion week photoshoot with New York Magazine. Wiley has been an art star since the mid 2000s when his masterf... [more]

Morning Star: Marshall Scheuttle Photographs Las Vegas in a New Light   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 2/19/15

Las Vegas-based photographer Marshall Scheuttle explores the American landscape, documenting archetypes of American youth and the narratives which develop around them—exploring our place and identity within the world. Borderland, his first body of work, focused on the individual and their surroundings; his latest project, Morning Star, turns its attention to the specific dynamic of Las Vegas, in response to the stories he uncovered in his earlier series. Scheuttle shoots analogue using a large-format 8 x 1... [more]


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