On the Front Lines by Jillian Russo, LINEA (June 9, 2015) by reviewer1 Sigmund Abeles, Charles Alston, Stanley Boxer, Terence Coyle, Jack Faragasso, Michael Goldberg, Peter Golfinopoulos, Daniel Greene, Al Held, John Hultberg, Paul Jenkins, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Hughie Lee-Smith, Alfred Leslie, Knox Martin, Frank Herbert Mason, Frank O’Cain, Anthony Palumbo, Robert Rauschenberg, Bill Scharf, Sidney Simon, GREG WYATT at Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery at The Art Students League of New York
June 19th, 2015 - July 29th, 2015
On the Front Lines
by Jillian Russo | June 9, 2015
Since the passage of the GI Bill during World War II, thousands of veterans have studied at the Art Students League of New York. Returning World War II veterans rejuvenated the League, making it a site of experimentation and an incubator for postwar artists. The GI Bill made an art education accessible to those who might not otherwise have become engaged in the field, and the influx of students strengthened an ambitious community.... [more]
Art and object are at a crossroads, the latter pressing upon the former in unapologetic terms. With these blurry borders, the object—once just a thing in the world, a commodity, really—is now widely considered art object par excellence, meaningful in its quotidian thingness, its ontological being now revelatory. That we’ve arrived at a juncture where the object now speaks is interesting to think through in terms of the potential epistemological offshoots. For instance, what know... [more]
Transmitting information is inherent in today’s networked Internet Age. The information structures of our digital surroundings resemble the inner transmitting systems of nerves and their contacts, the synapses. With the help of messenger substances, neurotransmitters like serotonin pass on information and thereby activate the inner neural system. In her installation Conditions for Neurotransmission [P.O.V.] artist Annabelle Craven-Jones visualizes the mutual effects of both information systems and... [more]
Currently on show at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco is "Teenager are Beautiful' a completely none ironic title for a rigorous and subtly sensational exhibition by San Francisco based artist Josephine Taylor.
Within the gallery is a series of artworks demonstrating the most recent manifestation of a drawing practise that Taylor has devotedly explored since her MA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1992. In contrast to her previous large scale ink drawings where Taylor would us... [more]
T'HO fest Yucatan Art Code:
Is a visual dialogue among civilizations, an international collective of contemporary art in painting, sculpture, photography, Installation, mix media, digital art, and video. Jose Luis Rodriguez de Armas, General Coordinator, is a critic member of AICA Cuba-Mexico, an experienced museologist, and curator at this festival on contemporary art in Yucatan.
What does a dialogue among civilizations mean? One could argue that there are two groups of civilizations in the wo... [more]
Picturing the Unsayable: Carl E. Hazlewood
by Patricia Spears Jones
From the New York Quotidian series, 2012, pigment print, 15 × 10 inches. Images courtesy of the artist and Skoto Gallery, New York.
I met Carl Hazlewood in that most millennial of ways: Facebook. His daily postings of his and other artists’ works intrigued me; I had to “friend” him. What started as an interest in daily musings and pictorial renderings became a full-fledged 3D friendship. But Car... [more]
I stumbled across Liz Robb’s work while walking the streets of Portland in the PDX Window Project, housed by PDX CONTEMPORARY ART. I have always enjoyed the idea of utilizing the gallery window to entice and surprise people walking past and going about their day. The PDX Window Project allows unknowing passers by to interact with contemporary art as well as allows the art to interact more directly with the city environment. I came across Liz Robb’s work in much the same way. I was jus... [more]
Photography is growing up by ArtFanToo Keith Auerbach, Priscilla Briggs, Carrie Burr, Tiffany Carbonneau, Mary Carothers, Debra Clem, Robert Ladislas Derr, Anita Douthat, Mitch Eckert, Julius Friedman, Dana Fritz, Laura Hartford, Celene Hawkins, Barbara Houghton, Brian Jones, Keith Kleespies, Cal Kowal, Tom LeGoff, Suzanne Mitchell, James Norton, CJ Pressma, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Jenée Rue Sastry, Mel Strawn, Alan Teller, Alex Traube, John Whitesell, Marilyn Whitesell, Jerri Zbiral, Jenny Zeller at Carnegie Center for Art & History
October 9th, 2015 - January 9th
It is hard to take any exhibition with a grandiose title such as Photography Since the Millennium seriously, but then again, we are just fifteen years into this new millennium.
And there have not been any major strides in photography since the new millennium except for, well, the death of analogue, and video is accessible to all. Goodbye film, hello pixels. Has there been one year since the new millennium that has not seen a new release of cameras with enhanced numbers of pixels? It is the mega... [more]
Artworks of Daria Kudinova charm with its composition, color palette and diversity of motives. You do not know for sure what kind of structures are presented at them. Is it something biomorphic or technogenic? What do they mean? What is the concept of those paintings? Besides, you will not understand the main idea of Dasha Kudinova’s artworks if you are not familiar with her biography. Before she developed her own style Dasha worked as a fashion photographer and as an assistant of more expe... [more]
Evento in concomitanza con la 56^ Biennale di Venezia - "Il grande canale della pace" esposizione in collettiva -curatore Gregorio Tossi - Acaf-Artemisia Gallery invia per conoscenza - Il Grande canale della Pace è un progetto internazionale che ha l'obiettivo di dare voce all'arte di tutto il mondo contro la guerra. L'iniziativa nasce a Venezia, il Canal Grande dell'arte universale e da lì si propagherà in Europa e nel Mondo. L'evento in concomitanza con la 56^ Biennale di Vene... [more]
Il 9 maggio 2015 è stato inaugurato a Palazzo Bollani – in Venezia, il grande e importante evento “Il Grande Canale della Pace”, un’esposizione in concomitanza con la 56^ Biennale d’Arte. In occasione di questa manifestazione, il curatore, Gregorio Rossi, ha scelto un cospicuo numero di artisti da presentare al pubblico internazionale, fra essi nove sono stati presentati da ACAF-Artemisia Gallery di Bergamo.
Nell’ingresso del Palazzo, sulla parete destra, si può ammirare... [more]
The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come puts forth a unique take on Moholy-Nagy's painted work with the incorporation of two interventionist pieces by other creators and a smattering of his own theatrical and photographic works. Due to the technology-based works’ expense and inherent complications, Moholy-Nagy reinvestigated painting as a medium to explore light and optics, while still drawing inspiration from these periodic experiments with other media. Perhaps somewhat mi... [more]
Complete darkness and silence are what the viewers stumble into upon entering the Curve gallery. Following the exhibition assistants’instructions to step down into the gallery proper, the viewers have to be patient and wait. Curiosity, unease and agitation, all come along with the one-minute wait. All of a sudden, a wall of light falls from the above. Undazzling and somewhat misty, the light radiates with epic music. The journey begins. This is Light Echoes, an immersive site-specific installation by... [more]