Jackson McDade: Death & Nudity in Madison Square

    [The following notes were taken during a random stroll through Madison Square and the Flatiron district.  It was there that the author unwittingly stumbled on English artist Antony Gormley’s public installation Event Horizon, which is presented through August 15th by the Madison Square Park Conservancy.]   I stepped up from the Broadway local to the gum speckled decks of 23rd and right next to the forever under-used corner showroom of the Flatiron building. I was searching for the... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 5/31/10

Abraham Ritchie: Rite of Spring

    April may be the cruelest month according to T.S. Eliot, but after a long winter, April, and then May, are gratefully welcomed in Chicago as spring returns to the United States. The  fragrant hyacinths have flowered along with colorful tulips, and the trees have burst into bloom and put out their first tentative leaves.  I imagine the West Coast has gone from its winter months of mere good weather to perfect weather now.  As T.S. Eliot points out in The Wasteland, the transition of... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 5/24/10

Marcus Civin: Houston Love Story

I live in Los Angeles, but with various new friends and co-conspirators, I have been enjoying a long distance love affair with Houston, Texas. It started last year, 2009, my friend, Joey Morris was preparing an exhibition of photographs, , curated by Andres Janacua and Julie Spielman as part of their roving gallery project, Galeria Perdida, which landed last year at Project Row Houses, in Houston’s Third Ward. I had made some extra cash bartending a few Fox Television gigs on the Santa... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 5/17/10

Andy Ritchie: Wolfram and Me

      Right brain, meet left brain: this is pure, transorbital love. If you've never heard of Wolfram Alpha, start at the website, here. Are you there? Are you now asking "Whaddya do now?" gonzo-faced, gawking at its spartan search bar and avoiding the mounds of arcane and/or trivial factoids and sample conversions? It's like being unleashed in Photoshop for the first time. It's a pretty profound resource though. Its more accessible, interactive pet project, Mathematica Player (free and... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 5/11/10

Kirsten Bengtson-Lykoudis: Greek in the Darkroom

    The Art Athina fair coming up in May brought to mind a summer I spent teaching photography at the Art School of the Aegean on the Greek island of Samos. I had no idea that a 3-week trip to an island off the Turkish coast would lure me away from my job at a Florida college, dissolve my 10-year relationship with an introverted blues bass player and lead me to a challenging new career as a gallerist who owned a home in one of New York’s outer boroughs.  But life has a funny way of... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 5/3/10