Purple Goo is GooooOOOOOooood

 Screen graphics created while using Purple-Goo, the new sound stretching application available for iPad and iPhone;  Photo by Seanica Howe.     Two years ago in an interview with the the well-known performance artist Ulay talked about how the art of the 1960s and 70s had been a crucial opportunity for altering the definition of what art is, but had failed.   During this time artists such as himself, Allan Kaprow, and Fluxus---to name a few---began to create work that embraced... [more]
Posted by Seanica Howe on 8/3/13

Why Michael Jon Gallery and the Artists of “Gattaca” Matter

Will Rockel, 2013; ©Will Rockel/Courtesy Hunter Braithwaite       Friday night’s gallery opening at Michael Jon Gallery sparked seedy flashbacks of my trips to New York's Lower East Side, where my friends and I would hit gallery after gallery in search of the next great artist.  Unlike its more grown-up sister, Chelsea, where established artists are backed by gallery owners with deep pockets and large spaces, the Lower East Side offered us chance meetings with gifted unknowns while we... [more]
Posted by Seanica Howe on 7/31/13

Miami’s Art Scene Just Got Hotter, Thanks to the Germans

           Inside CU-1 Gallery with three of its founders (from left to right): Marc Schmidt, Rober Weber, and Stephan Goettlicher; Photo by Seanica Howe.       Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.  By water, I mean art, and by drink, well, let’s just say I haven’t been doing much. Miami, leaving New York to come back to you was not an easy decision.  Are you aware of the number of mouth-watering Thai restaurants that exist in Manhattan?  When I traded them in for... [more]
Posted by Seanica Howe on 7/16/13

Let's Talk About Sze....and the Venice Biennale

Time pushes us through life, and many of us don't have the opportunity to travel the world, much less take a moment to ourselves, to experience new places, people, and things.  More often than not, jobs, children, and a multitude of acquired responsibilities begin to take precedence over big dreams and the exciting challenge of entering uncharted territory.  Recently I met up with some old friends, all of whom have children and these very stable, contained lives.  Seeing them with their... [more]
Posted by Seanica Howe on 6/20/13

Art Basel in Basel, Day Four: The People Behind the Magic

Joan McLoughlin, owner of The McLoughlin Gallery, pictured with artists (from left to right) David Middlebrook and Mckay Otto as well as McLoughlin gallerist Antonio Cortez; Photo by Seanica Howe. On my final day in Basel I would be remiss if I didn't do a little storytelling and share with you what goes on behind the scenes.  Unlike Miami, only a few satellites---SCOPE, Volta, and Liste---attempt to compete with the main Art Basel fair in Basel.  This year was especially challenging... [more]
Posted by Seanica Howe on 6/16/13