By: Amy Haddad
Edgar Degas, “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.”
Many consider Edgar Degas an Impressionist artist—a painter of modern life. That he was, though different than some of his contemporaries. He called himself a “Realist.” Rather than painting plein air landscapes, using color, light and shade to capture fleeting moments, as Monet and other Impressionists famously did, Degas captured everyday movements in the theater, at the ballet or the cafés he frequente... [more]
By: Amy Haddad
Kris Martin, “T.Y.F.F.S.H.”
The “S, M, L, XL” exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago is a small but compelling show. The exhibition opens explaining how some sculptors in the 1960s moved art from the pedestal into the viewer’s space. This theme has continued over the past five decades in various sizes, as the exhibition’s title suggests. As visitors experience the physical and mental attributes of space, they may begin to... [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]
By: Amy Haddad
Michael and Yhelena Hall’s thought-provoking installation at The Mission in Chicago does more than draw attention to the environment. This show reveals practical solutions to contemporary problems.
Partial exhibition shot of “Wilderness and Household.”
Creating artwork that generates awareness to environmental issues is nothing new. Agnes Denes famously created “Wheatfield” in 1982. Two acres of wheat were planted and harvested in a Manhattan l... [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]
YOU PEOPLE by johnwilkes The Fairman Family at ARTHOUSE1
August 1st - August 28th
It isn’t often that you get the chance to look into the workings of a family of artists over three generations, laying themselves open to scrutiny and speculation on their relationships. With the age of the artists ranging from the mature seventies to the youthful twenties, the work is bound to be wildly diversified; from the skilled and honed creativity of one generation to the enthusiastic optimism of another, with all sharing a dedication to, and love of, the arts, each exploring and de... [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]
Art or Not? You thought you had the art world sussed, but every once in a while it chucks you a curve ball. In short, sometimes art can seem like a joke. What if we strip away the nonsense jargon—is the artwork still an artwork? What if we attribute those words to a different image—does that make it more legit? Every week, we ask our readers to play a game of guess who, and enjoy moment of irreverance in an oh-so-serious art world...
This week: which pile of goo was made by an art... [more]
Comicon North by Vanguard Culture/Rebecca Romani by aagz Gary Aagaard, Lauren Berley, Thayer Bray, Maclovio Cantu IV, Brittany Ellis, eric garcia, Wes Hardesty, Khryztof, Michael Koerner, Alberto Lopez, Kathleen McLaughlin, Chris Smith, Richard Smolinksi, Sallie Whistler Marcucci at The Studio Door
July 3rd - July 26th
Article by Rebecca Romani
It’s late on a Friday and the Studio Door Gallery on 30th is still going strong for the opening of its national Comicon-inspired show, “Strip: Caricature, Satire and the Funnies.” The caricature artist is working on a couple who looks thrilled to be getting mildly caricaturized and someone is busily adding lines to the communal canvas off in the corner. She is concentrating so hard she barely notices people looking over her shoulder.
My southern California Debut ;-) by Lightning Bolt Wonder Mike R Baker, Michael Burr, Martin Eggiman, Frankie Greco, JII, Connie DK Lane, Andrew Levine, Emily Maddigan, Noel Madrid, Kenny McBride, Heather McMillen, Katie Philips, Emily Quest, Caprice Spencer Rothe, Anna Schoendorfer, J. Renee Tanner, Lightning Bolt Wonder at Enter Through the Gift Shop
July 10th - August 28th
I have been looking for the right space and group of people to share my work with for the last 2 years. I have now found that space and am excited to share a new body of work that includes, the beginning of many new series of works. The planetary series, The Vision Quest series, the Lazer series, new miniature art books and of course some of my classics, Pixel Perfect, Angel Hearts and if time permits perhaps a new mermiad and new ballerina. The clock is ticking - Namaste. [more]
International artist Tom Estes has been invited by curator Rebecca Feiner to act as Honorary Mayor of DEN-City1. Estes describes himself as a “Sci-fi inspired Carnival Sideshow Conceptualist, combining a bare-bones formal conceptualism with an eternally adolescent, DIY comic-prank approach”. Organised with Middlesex University, DEN-City1 is part of The London Festival of Architecture, a month long celebration of architectural experimentation, thinking and practice.
I’ m sure I... [more]
Art or Not? "An intellect says a simple thing in a hard way, an artist says a hard thing in a simple way" Bukowski once said. The art world is full of both. Each week, we ask our readers to have some fun figuring out what is art, what is intellect, and what is just potted plants.
This week: One of the images described below is the perfect artwork for a health goth's home. Can you tell which?
The Cuban artist's temporary installation El huerto di mi abuelita (2008) is a Proustian ouevre e... [more]
"As a gallerist, I am looking for work that elicits both an emotional and an intellectual response---Hendrik's works accomplish this by creating an aura of mystery. The imagery is powerful as you explore the depth of his castings and as your viewing moves around the pieces. He clearly has moved well beyond the decorative-"--Tom Riley (www.rileygalleries.com) [more]
By S. Nicole Lane
Ta Prohm Trees, Gallery 2, Nancy Lu Rosenheim
“I sat there, my heart beating fast, shaken by what had happened.
The destruction of life and the boundless mystery of the content of softness.”
-Magdalena Abakanowicz, Statements (1979-94)
Knotted hair, tornadoes, log cabins, and pig sties, are (to name a few) the nouns which Nancy Lu Rosenheim applies to her work—trees of heaven, band aids, and sticks are stated as materials and the list goes on. Oddly enough, this specific dict... [more]
Art or Not? Love it or hate it, the PR machine that drives contemporary art world sometimes seems to take the piss. Is this endemic of laziness, or a stroke of genius?
Can spin turn the humble hoover into a work of art? Someone thinks so, because they paid a whopping $11,801,000 for one of the vacuum cleaner artworks described below...
In 1990 the artist staged a series of spontaneous street interventions organized in tandem across the U.S. Prefiguring the pop-up art display, the apparently desultory rep... [more]