tagged: Art

Color Me Rad

by Erik Wenzel
“Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913 – 1917” at the Art Institute of Chicago centers around Bathers By A River (1909 – 17), a masterpiece painting in the museum’s collection. The show focuses on a period of five years in the artist’s life filled with experimentation and exploration of what he called the “methods of modern construction,” a phrase repeated ad infinitum throughout the exhibition’s wall texts. The dates of 1913 – 17 seem odd because the timeline of the exhibition begins with... [more]
Posted by Erik Wenzel on 3/22/10

1st ArteKalye: A Celebration of Contemporary Art In Public Places

by J. Honoridez aka Joan of Art
Bacolod City, Philippines. A small strip of unnamed street was turned into an avenue where local artists can express themselves creatively. ArteKalye, which literally means "art" + "street", is envisioned to be the hub of contemporary art not only locally but also in the national and hopefully, international art scene. A band of committed members of the Art Association of Bacolod headed by its president, one of the most famous Filipino contemporary artists, Mr. Nunelucio Alvarado,... [more]
Posted by J. Honoridez aka Joan of Art on 5/13/09

The Modern Wing

by Abraham Ritchie
This weekend on May 16th, the new addition to the Art Institute of Chicago opens its doors to the public.  Before we see the interior, here are some exterior shots:   The Art Institute of Chicago. , Photo credit: Charles G. Young, Interactive Design Architects.   The Art Institute of Chicago. Aerial View Looking South, Photo credit: Andrew Campbell Photography.     The Art Institute of Chicago. Roofline View, Photo credit: James Iska, the Art Institute of Chicago.   (top photo:... [more]
Posted by Abraham Ritchie on 5/11/09


by Robyn Farrell Roulo
          Also located on the 25th floor of the John Hancock building is the Valerie Carberry Gallery.  Established in 2002, the dealer's sole focus is Modern and Postwar American Art.  "Jack Tworkov: Women" is the gallery's latest exhibition that highlights work from 1945-1949, by the under-recognized abstract expressionist artist.  On view until May 23rd, the show consists of roughly twenty paintings and works on paper displayed in a way that embodies the sensibility of the artist:... [more]
Posted by Robyn Farrell Roulo on 4/5/09

Three Artists and a Two-Eyed Cat

by Robyn Farrell Roulo
          Work from a West Coast artist, a Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) professor and a Southern "Yankee" are featured in "Fresh Faces 2009", the current exhibition on view until April 11th at Judy A Saslow Gallery.  Located in the heart of Chicago's River North gallery district Saslow has established herself as a champion of Outsider, Folk and Contemporary art.  I must caution that a leisurely trip to the famed intersection of Superior and Franklin can quickly turn into a marathon... [more]
Posted by Robyn Farrell Roulo on 3/23/09
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