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20150427211027-issuescard Artists Explore Complex Issues at Arts Guild New Jersey  
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Luis Alves, Jane Caminos, Steve Cavallo, Patricia Dahlman, Richard Earl, Colleen Gahrmann, Marsha Goldberg, Adel Gorgy, Len Merlo, Maria Mijares, Margaret Murphy, Elizabeth Niesuchouski, Joanne Olivier, Nick Rosal, Joan Sonnenfeld, Judy Wukitsch at Arts Guild New Jersey > New York
April 26th - May 22nd
Posted 4/27/15

Adel Gorgy's work in Issues at Arts Guild New Jersey Contemporary art and social activism often swim in the same waters. The connection crosses borders and decades, as creative individuals—in art and literature, performance and song—have given voice, sometimes the only one, to victims of turmoil and iniquities. Issues, an exhibition in which a group of contemporary artists respond to political, social, racial, gender, and economic issues facing the world in recent years opened M... [more]

20150323233220-logo1 So fun!  
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at Santa Monica Art Studios > Los Angeles
May 9th 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Posted 3/24/15

I've gone to this event for more than 4 years and it's so great! There are so many talented students there and their initiative is inspiring! I've bought some great art at a really good price [more]

20150126165655-7 Lord, just give me sign!  
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Sandow Birk, Johanna Bresnick, Martin Brief, Michael Cloud Hirschfeld, Stephanie Kirk, Nicholas Kripal, Carole P. Kunstadt, David Stephens at Gershman Gallery, Gershman Y at the University of the Arts > Worldwide Philadelphia
January 22nd - May 14th
Posted 2/22/15

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20150222_Lord__just_give_me_sign_.html by BECKY BATCHA "So, yes, we've come a long way from those tablets that Moses brought down from the mount. The show came about when curator Susan Isaacs, who teaches at Towson University, "started seeing a trend and realizing that a lot of artists were dealing with spiritual texts," said Gershman executive director Maxine Gaiber. The two worked together to bring the works to Philly." Read more at http://www.ph... [more]

20150207155217-zakkir_05 HUMANS HAVE HUNGER FOR HUMANITY, DOES DOGS (THIS IS JUST A METAPHOR YOU CAN THINK OF ANY OTHER NON LIVING ANIMAL LIKE FRIDGE, SOFA, WASHING MACHINE, AUTOMOBILES TOO) HAVE HUNGER FOR DOGITY!  LoL  
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Zakkir Hussain at GALLERYSKE - Bangalore > India
January 17th - February 27th
Posted 1/21/15

Zakir Hussain’s latest works at Gallery SKE in Bangalore is a wonderful presentation of works to understand that originality can only be claimed as an unclaimed, seen as the other in the final omnipresent grand narrative of itself. The claim to originality that his works make in the beginning is by having a title ‘no title’. This is very interesting as the self proclamation of having no title negates the presence of the trace of the past. If there is any coincide... [more]

20140918141118-07__91714 A colorful and chaotic pastel collection  
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at Matrix Fine Art > Santa Fe
October 3rd, 2014 - October 31st, 2014
Posted 11/13/14

Think of the most stunning landscape photo you have seen. Now imagine that the scene you believed was a photograph was actually a concisely accurate pastel piece, painstakingly precise in every way. This pleasant illusion is what I experienced at the “2014 Pastel Society of New Mexico Signature Membership Show.” This show is a display of shockingly beautiful and realistic renderings of various subject matter, with a topic of interest to any viewer. Overall, it’s an impressive ar... [more]

Art or Not?  
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10/16/14 Posted 10/16/14

Art or Not? One of the pictures described below is a genuine art work: every Friday the ArtSlant team asks our discerning readers to indulge in a game of spot the difference. The answer will be revealed on our social media on Monday: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram. This week's theme is: pizza. #1 "... is a vivid visual representation that expounds the dichotomous act of consumerism: on the one hand, the form and gigantesque proportions of this highly desirable food item are playful and cartoonish, yet, they be... [more]

20140724150029-creation_one Kuchera creates new paintings for group show.  
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Tamriko Bardadze, Edward Grad, Andrea Kroenig, John C. Kuchera, Stella Lillig, William Conroy Lindsay, Rob Ordonez, Camille Perrottet, Hans Wolf at JEANNE D'ARC > New York
August 17th, 2014 - September 14th, 2014
Posted 7/24/14

Creation is a new painting series by American artist John C. Kuchera. He was born in Cleveland Ohio and has lived in New York City since the early 1980s. Creation 1,2 and 3 will be featured in a group art exhibit in Chelsea called the 20” x 20” art show. Opening reception is Sunday, August 17, 2014, from 6-8pm. 253 west 24 Street in New York City. The Art Exhibit will be on view from August 17 to September 14, 2014. He likes to do at least 12 of each of the series to ensure... [more]

20140505213706-mike_kelley_aah_youth Some Closing Thoughts on the Mike Kelley Retrospective (MOCA Geffen, Los Angeles)  
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Mike Kelley at MOCA Geffen Contemporary > Los Angeles
March 31st, 2014 - July 28th, 2014
Posted 9/1/14

To borrow a thought from Deleuze and Guattari, art is not chaos, but a composition of chaos that makes possible a wide range of unpredictable new emotions and ideas. It pushes at the borders of the imagination, inviting new ways of seeing, and sharping our capacities for critical reflection. Truly powerful art may even change how we perceive our world, and re-situate our agency within it. The Mike Kelley retrospective (currently on view at LA MoCA), reminds me of a quote by filmmaker David Lynch... [more]

20140203023917-agung_sukindra__2014__her_acustic_bass__oil_on_wooddk Jakarta Art Gallery kemang 58  
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139 artists at gallery kemang 58 >
February 20th, 2013 - March 16th, 2014
Posted 2/3/14

The Kemang 58 gallery is a alternative spot for art lovers to enjoy various indonesian arts where The kemang 58 gallery exhibit solo and group arts continuously The concept was to meet the art lovers and patrons to the artist in hope that there is a communication build between them to share idea, characters, style and backgrounds The galery where located jn kemang raya 58, jakarta was built from a beautiful house. We welcome you to check an ongoing exhibit that been host at http://www.talentaorganizer.com/gallerykemang58.htm ... [more]

20140326233304-00120140327 NGMA and the Amrita Sher-Gill retrospective  
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Amrita Sher-Gil at National Gallery Of Modern Art - NGMA Bengaluru > India
March 30th, 2014 - April 30th, 2014
Posted 4/15/14

Let me start with a small proviso which may get me booted out of your reading list. I saw the exhibition at the NGMA in New Delhi. However, given my views on the Bangalore NGMA (http://dillikidiva24.blogspot.in/2012/12/name-that-city.html), I'm pretty sure the exhibition will be similiar. ah well, here goes nothing.. If theres one painter from India people have heard of, chances are that it's Amrita Sher-Gill. She lived for only 28 years (1913- 1941) across two continents in four countries, w... [more]

20140226224723-questionable_food___3__2013 Sculpture magazine January/February 2014  
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Kathleen Elliot at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York > New York
April 3rd, 2013 - May 26th, 2013
Posted 3/3/14

New York Kathleen Elliot Tenri Cultural Institute of New York by Dominick Lombardi Kathleen Elliot's glass sculptures straddle the line between ritual and playfulness. Her work, which stems from a love of natural forms, explores how the wonders of nature, big and small, have an indisputable calming effect on us as we muddle through the distractions of daily life. Works such as Whispering Vine (2008) recall ceremonial dance, as a circle of latticed glass, capped with upward-reaching leaves,... [more]

20140204073101-lip Mosswood Exhibit of Michael Wilson's Art Assemblage  
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Susan Spencer, Michael Wilson at Mosswood Cafe and Bakery > San Francisco
February 1st, 2014 - April 30th, 2014
Posted 2/4/14

THIS IS A MUST DO NOT MISS THIS !!!!! If you love the beats then love this [more]

20131119211631-small_image Adel Gorgy, Traces of Pollock, de Kooning and Warhol, Abstract Photographic Works at Able Fine Art NY Gallery – Review by Mary Gregory  
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Adel Gorgy at Able Fine Art NY Gallery > New York
December 4th, 2013 - December 31st, 2013
Posted 1/27/14

Adel Gorgy, Traces of Pollock #3, 2013, Pigment Print, 40 x 72 in. (100 x 180 cm.) Adel Gorgy, in his current exhibition, Traces of Pollock, de Kooning and Warhol at Able Fine Art NY in Chelsea has brought keen observation, a graceful esthetic and a unique vision and process to an impressive body of work. In the current age of knockoffs and spinoffs, prequels and sequels, true originality of thought and expression, like Adel Gorgy's, is rare and worthy of attention. In a series of pho... [more]

20121103053100-reneelotenerotitle1 DO NOT WORK WITH PEVETO  
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Renée Lotenero at PEVETO > Worldwide Houston
November 2nd, 2012 - December 15th, 2012
Posted 1/23/14

The exhibition is good, and congrats to the artist. A good friend of mine told me a rather disturbing story recently. He had been working with scott for years, and scott has helped him a great deal. Recently scott has not been able to sell as much art to pay his bills and has resorted to throwing events to sustain his gallery. Scott openly admits his failure, in his bathroom there is a painting that says 'BLACKBALL' which he says he got an employee to make in order to remind him how his ex-wife ha... [more]

20140216020210-no-fly-zone-postcard-e1390583248514 The New York Times "A Kinship With Westbeth"  
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Christopher Morris, Richard Mosse, Martha Rosler, Nichole Sobecki, Claudia Vargas, Lawrence Weiner at Westbeth Gallery > New York
March 1st, 2014 - March 16th, 2014
Posted 1/18/14

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/realestate/a-kinship-with-westbeth.html?smid=fb-share A Kinship With Westbeth JAN. 17, 2014 Gwynne Duncan with her husband, Alec Stephen, and their seven-year-old daughter, Mimi, in the living room that doubles as Ms. Duncan’s painting studio. Sasha Maslov for The New York Times What I Love By DAN SHAW Decades before the elevated train tracks on the Lower West Side of Manhattan were transformed into a global tourist attraction called the High Line,... [more]

20140216020210-no-fly-zone-postcard-e1390583248514 The New York Times "A Kinship With Westbeth"  
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Christopher Morris, Richard Mosse, Martha Rosler, Nichole Sobecki, Claudia Vargas, Lawrence Weiner at Westbeth Gallery > New York
March 1st, 2014 - March 16th, 2014
Posted 1/18/14

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/realestate/a-kinship-with-westbeth.html?smid=fb-share A Kinship With Westbeth JAN. 17, 2014 Gwynne Duncan with her husband, Alec Stephen, and their seven-year-old daughter, Mimi, in the living room that doubles as Ms. Duncan’s painting studio. Sasha Maslov for The New York Times What I Love By DAN SHAW Decades before the elevated train tracks on the Lower West Side of Manhattan were transformed into a global tourist attraction called the High Line, they were Gwynne Du... [more]


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