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Alex Couri

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ArtSlant writer, Alex Couri,  met up with Allison Cortson at the Happy Lion Gallery in Chinatown where her solo show, From Dust, is on view from September 8 - October 13, 2007.    For more information on Allison, see her Artist Profile [here].   Courtesy of the artist Alex Couri:  What are your influences?  How were you inspired to use dust?    Allison Cortson:  My current work is mostly scientifically versus art historically inspired.  The decision to make paintings using dust came to me af... [more]
Before the opening of her solo show at DF2 Gallery, Parisian artist Servane Mary spoke with Artslant's Alex Couri about her latest work.  Alex Couri: This exhibition is entitled Double Happiness.  Can you explain the meaning of this title and how it relates to your paintings? Servane Mary: Double Happiness is a brand of cigarettes in Asia. In connection with the subject, we think about a substance in the woman’s body. An organ inside who carries the fears, the emotions. As Diderot says:   …“La fem... [more]
The weekend before coming to install his Rapture exhibition at Roberts & Tilton in Los Angeles, ArtSlant's Alex Couri had the opportunity to converse with Jimmy about his newest work. Alex Couri: Many of your ideas about the future of our technologically-based society are presented in the medium of painting. Can you explain the relationship within an art historical context of your use of such a traditional form of artistic expression? Jimmy Baker: First, I think it's important to acknowledge that the paintings are only one facet of the project.  They are really the only pre-moder... [more]
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