ArtSlant https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/show en-us 40 Graham Macaulay Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/47919-under-the-radar-graham-macaulay-al-anood-al-obaidly-nari-kim" target="_blank">Under the Radar</a>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from <a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/477693-graham-macaulay" target="_blank">Graham Macaulay</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>I&rsquo;m looking for the small spaces between, or around the edges of things. Overlapping that is an interest in how things can be pressed to perform on our behalf, to act as placeholders or mediators for lived experience. My work tries to negotiate with frames, flatness, and fixity, and the roles these terms play in contriving static subjects and communities. There are sentimental and escapist tendencies at play, filtering a manner of abstraction through a clumsy poetics, but the presence of the body is always called back through the insistence of materials.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180518202115-20170317235755-010GMTheWindow_TheGround.JPG" /><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>Magic! Discomfort as well. Attentiveness to the possibilities of vulnerability (and embarrassment) might provide a sort of ethical scaffold to work through.</p> <p>These are more so instructions for myself: Leave space open for uncertainty. Try to read Karen Barad. Acknowledge and support the presence of bodies other than my own.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180518202054-20170312182646-01_Macaulay.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>Apparently I was a prolific author when I was a kid. Usually I would draw the pictures and then dictate the story to my parents, who would write it out for me and professionally bind it with wallpaper samples. In this case I wrote it myself (very proud), but my mom did the title on the cover, because she had nicer handwriting (thanks, mom).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180518202028-image1.jpeg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>The Glowing Bird</em> is about a group of boys who go rafting down a river and get washed away by a &ldquo;terrible storm&rdquo; in the night. They end up in a cave where they meet a bird that &ldquo;glowed red yellow and blue&rdquo; who provides a new boat and guides them home through the dark. &ldquo;He glowed they were savd. They went back home and lived happily ever after.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180521151629-image1__1_.jpeg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>An actual portal. Something that wrinkles up an impossible distance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180518202221-20170312182951-07_Macaulay.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p>Liza Eurich&nbsp;<a href="http://leurich.com/" target="_blank">leurich.com</a><br /> Tegan Moore&nbsp;<a href="http://teganmoore.com/" target="_blank">teganmoore.com</a><br /> Kim Neudorf&nbsp;<a href="http://kimneudorf.com/" target="_blank">kimneudorf.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans" target="_blank">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" target="_blank">watchlist.</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 May 2018 08:02:31 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list The Clemente Open Studios 2018 Marks a New Chapter for the Storied Cultural Center <p><a href="http://www.theclementecenter.org/space/les-gallery/">The Clemente Soto V&eacute;lez Cultural and Educational Center Inc. </a>(The Clemente) is pleased to open its doors May 17 &amp; 18, 6-9 PM for a series of public programs and open studios that many hope will mark a new chapter for this city-owned jewel. The beautiful former public school (PS 160) built in 1897 is emerging with a fresh board of directors, new executive director and a unified mission to remain an anchor for artists and performers on the Lower East Side.</p> <p>Flavia Souza moved her studio into the building 22 years ago. She remembers the studios had no heat, leaky roofs and rough conditions. The Clemente was a primary school and, as the story went, a child died and the school was closed, shuttered to become a haunted building moldering just off of Delancey. It was a good ghost story but like most, untrue.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/84518/3mfh/20180515205215-FS1036.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:10px;">Flavia Souza, Light Spectrum 3, 2016. Studio 408 at The Clemente.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>The building was squatted for many years until a religious organization who taught ESL moved into a portion of it and Ed Vega, an author, secured a lease from the city to develop the building as a cultural institution that served the Latino community. Bit by bit the building came into form, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2000/08/10/nyregion/artist-vs-artist-vision-vs-vision-2-groups-battle-for-control-city-owned.html">years of struggle</a> and in fighting eventually subsided.&nbsp;</p> <p>Souza, an artist who works in mixed media and focuses on theories of perception and being through sacred geometry and na&iuml;vit&eacute;, hopes to see many members of the public and lots of kids come through the studio. She wants to avoid smiling and nodding as visitors ask how she got her sun-lit studio and whether or not they can get one too.</p> <p>Mark Power was the first artist to get a space in the building in 1994. The manager of his graduate department at SVA was friends with Ed Vega who was looking for artists to start moving into the building. He paid $100 a month while subsidizing his rent by working on the building at the beginning. Power will show a few of his plaster sculptures that mimic essential form through surface iterations as well as some drawings that work through similar thoughts about the multiple.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/84518/3mfh/20180515205402-IMG_1021.JPG" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:10px;">The studio of Mark Power, studio 401 at the Clemente.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>Artist Alliance Inc. formed in 1999 originally as an advocacy group for the visual artists that worked at The Clemente. It has since morphed into a traditional Non-Profit with a 12-member board. In 2001 it began its exhibition program called Cuchifritos and in 2003 began the LES Studio Program residency. This fall, their exhibition space will move to the new Essex Market on Delancey. In 2012, Jodi Waynberg joined AAI as the new director, leading the group into an independent and stable position. She has also joined the Clemente artists&#39; efforts to organize the annual Open Studios program, which began twenty-two years ago. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a much bigger planning team this year, which is a really beautiful thing.&rdquo; &ldquo;We want to open our doors to the public. In a neighborhood that&rsquo;s gentrifying by the minute, we all have a shared responsibility to the public, to make the public feel welcome in the building and let them make connections here.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p><strong><a href="http://artistsallianceinc.org/programs/les-studio-program/open-studios/open-studios-2018">Open Studios 2018</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>screenings and performances are&nbsp;curated by Tricia McLaughlin and&nbsp;Robert Grant, and will be held in the Flamboyan theater on May 18th&nbsp;from 6 &ndash; 9pm.</p> <p><strong>Open Studios 2018 Participating Residents</strong><strong>:</strong></p> <p>ABC NoRio Zine Library, Artists Alliance Inc LES Studio Program (Kinu Kamura, Luigi Presicce, Hande Sekerciler, Nat Ward, and Arda Yalkin), Jan Baracz, Itziar Barrio, John Benton, Doug Blanchard, Brian Buckley, Linda Byrne, Natalia de Campos, Paul Clay, Susanna Coffey, Elisabeth Condon, Silvio de la Cruz, Mark DeGarmo, Mark DeGarmo Dance, Steve Ellis, Inka Essenhigh, Jeanette Farow, Katharine Finneran, David Friedman, Robert Grant, Lisa Hanson, Kylie Heidenheimer, Jonas Hidalgo, David Kagan, Michael Katchen, Sebastian Keneas, Tine Kindermann, Lisa Lebofsky, Chang-Jin Lee, Liliya Lifanova, Wayne Liu , David Mahler, Bill Massey, Jen Mazza, Kristen McIver, Horacio Molina, Steve Mumford, Mario Naves, Laura Nova, Selime Okuyan, Iliana Ortega, Page, Nicole Parcher, Rafael Perez, Mark Power, David Pushkin, Erick Sanchez, Flavia Souza, P. C. Smith, Thiago Szmrecsanyi, Analisa Teachworth, Miguel Trelles, Suzanne Varni, Rafael Velez, Melanie Vote, Amy Westpfahl</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.theclementecenter.org/event/psos18/">Public Spaces Open Studios 2018</a> (PSOS18)</strong>&nbsp;will feature 22 artists in 15 public locations throughout the building, on view from May 17th&nbsp;through July 25th.</p> <p><strong>PSOS18 artists in order of Location:</strong></p> <p>Flavia Souza, Thibaut Dapoigny, Jason Rosenberg, Philly / Kondor 8, Carlucci Bencivenga, Dave Vulcan, Steve Ellis, Nys Sola, Leslie Rios, David Friedman, Seungkyung Oh, Lisa Lebofsky, Rafael Perez, Melanie Vote, Hagar Fletcher, Izuo Watanabe, Keka Marzagao, Ann Shostrom, Luisa Caldwell, Katharine Umsted, Nat Ward, Nicole Parcher</p> <p><a href="http://www.theclementecenter.org/event/open-door-2018/"><strong>Open Door Exhibition </strong></a>located on the 2nd floor, and in the LES Gallery (1st floor), April 18 &ndash; May 18, with opening reception on May 17th, 5:00 &ndash; 7:00 pm.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.theclementecenter.org/space/#abrazo">Abrazo Interno Gallery</a>&nbsp;</strong>will feature work by:</p> <p>Roman Primitivo Albear, Taissia Basaria, Michael Childs, Lili Chin, Laura Dodson, Flloyd, Manuela Gonzales, Abby Goodman, Natasha Gornik, Eileen Elizabeth Smith Grant, Phyllis Herfield, Marc Lepson, Patricia Marroquin, Sarah May, Tricia McLaughlin, Andr&eacute; Marcel Pag&aacute;n, Linnea Paskow, Catherine Ramey, Scot N. Thompson, Zero</p> <p><a href="http://www.theclementecenter.org/space/les-gallery/"><strong>LES Gallery</strong></a> mounts a tribute to Joe Heaps Nelson and is exhibiting work by, Maria Elvira Dieppa, Dato Mio, Ricardo Miranda Zuniga and work by East Side Community High School students:</p> <ul> <li>Milani Aviles</li> <li>Luna Azcurrain</li> <li>Melissa Bayantemur</li> <li>Nezha Hafdy</li> <li>Zion Hosang</li> <li>Isabell Lopez</li> <li>Rashard Peppers</li> <li>Tyler Reese</li> <li>Kris Taveras</li> <li>Samara Unger</li> <li>Amanda Villa</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span background-color:="" font-size:="" new="" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, " times="">&mdash;</span><a font-size:="" href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/153044-joel-kuennen?tab=REVIEWS" new="" rel="nofollow" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(51, 122, 183); text-decoration-line: none; cursor: pointer; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-family: Georgia, Times, " target="_blank" times="">Joel Kuennen</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:10px;">Image at top:&nbsp;Luigi Presicce, studio shot, 2018. LES Studio Program Resident.</span></p> Tue, 15 May 2018 16:57:04 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Elle DioGuardi | Allison Winters | Eve Sher <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/501990-elle-dioguardi?utm_source=ElleDioGuardi&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Elle DioGuardi &ndash; Boston</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1091687?utm_source=ElleDioGuardi&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1091687/u3azr9/20180228005749-DioGuardi01.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1091686?utm_source=ElleDioGuardi&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1091686/mf2ji7/20180228005747-DioGuardi02.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1091693?utm_source=ElleDioGuardi&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1091693/mf2ji7/20180228005802-DioGuardi05.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1091688?utm_source=ElleDioGuardi&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1091688/mf2ji7/20180228005757-DioGuardi04.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ew/artists/show/503401-allison-winters?utm_source=AllisonWinters&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Allison Winters &ndash; Los Angeles</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ew/works/show/1097359?utm_source= AllisonWinters&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097359/u3azr9/20180319200327-IMG_3962.JPG" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ew/works/show/1097377?utm_source=AllisonWinters&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097377/u3azr9/20180319200514-IMG_5487.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ew/works/show/1097363?utm_source=AllisonWinters&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097363/u3azr9/20180319200402-IMG_4426.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ew/works/show/1097356?utm_source=AllisonWinters&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097356/mf2ji7/20180319200315-IMG_3761.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/445117-eve-sher?utm_source=EveSher&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Eve Sher &ndash; Israel</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ew/works/show/956773?utm_source=EveSher&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/956773/u3azr9/20151215125744-whatever_layer.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ew/works/show/956651?utm_source=EveSher&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/956651/mf2ji7/20151214120718-5c949b_3be28777e78a4de58020a3e04d6b1cc3.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ew/works/show/956770?utm_source=EveSher&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/956770/mf2ji7/20151215125724-obsolete.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ew/works/show/956765?utm_source=EveSher&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/956765/mf2ji7/20151215125655-again_2.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/par/foundation?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Residency"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182447-residency-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182549-profile-subscriptions-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></span></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Thu, 17 May 2018 05:33:21 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Natali Bravo-Barbee Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/49259-under-the-radar-augusto-de-luca-natali-bravo-barbee-anastasia-alekseevna-mikhaylova" target="_blank">Under the Radar</a>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from</em><em> <a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/500234-natali-bravo-barbee" target="_blank">Natali Bravo-Barbee</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>In my work, I like to think I communicate the importance of time via objects. I am a photographer, and for 20 years I have been capturing and hoarding memories. Snapping photos of precious moments, moments that I deemed as precious. Not everyone agrees in the moment, but I believe the phrase &ldquo;hindsight is 20/20&rdquo; is exactly what photography does.</p> <p>So in my work, rather than creating a still life with these precious objects and then photographing them, I use the actual objects as negatives to create these blue pictures: cyanotypes. In other words, I capture the shadows of the objects. So what I hope my work conveys is that, very much like pictures/photographs can tell a story, so do objects, and it becomes really interesting when the two are combined. The stories I tell will vary from feminist views to immigrant perspectives but they share the same process. My stories are told through a blue filter and lots of lace. A ridiculous amount of LACE. Like lots of it!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180514134608-20180228052819-Barbee_Dos_Mujeres.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Dos Mujeres</em>, 2018, Cyanotype on watercolor paper, 15 x 22 inches</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>An artist&#39;s responsibility by my views are the following:</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;">&bull; To research and reinterpret history relating to an idea.<br /> &bull;&nbsp;To question societal norms and challenge them to the point of discomfort.<br /> &bull;&nbsp;To be &ldquo;Free Thinkers,&rdquo; as Kanye West would say.<br /> &bull;&nbsp;To make with the mind, the heart, and the body and sometimes, all three won&#39;t be in-sync and that&#39;s ok&mdash;just keep on making until something comes from it.</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)? </strong></p> <p>Ok, this question made me a little uneasy, and I had to ruminate on it for a few days. Giving a piece of my artwork the title of being the &ldquo;greatest,&rdquo; see... that isn&#39;t something I would do. So I can&#39;t show you the greatest thing I have made, but I can show you a particular piece of work, that was quite informative and transformative to my practice and it continues to inform me till this day.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180514134705-20180126151224-My_panties.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>My Panties</em>, 2015, Cyanotype on watercolor paper, 18 x 24 inches</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>This panty piece was the beginning of my autobiographical work. Someone told me during a studio visit that &ldquo;autobiographical work is boring! You don&#39;t want to air out your dirty laundry for the art world to see!&rdquo; That made me feel uneasy. In return, that&#39;s exactly what I did! I took to this historic photographic process (cyanotype) and a pair of my panties and I made this print and hung it in the display box outside of my studio for everyone to see. That moment was extremely liberating. I realized that I wasn&#39;t going to shy away from feminist work, let alone let someone tell me what I can and can&#39;t say with my art. So, I suppose one can say that the lesson learned while making this piece was pretty &ldquo;great.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>See, I was born in Argentina to an Argentine mother and a Chilean father. When we immigrated to the U.S., a lot of our history was lost. Since 2014, I have been researching my ancestry and have only gotten so far. With my project <em>Discarded Memories: Rescuing the Forgotten, </em>I highlighted a couple important documents by making large cyanotype prints of them. I scanned the original document, printed a large digital negative from it and turned an 8-by-12-inch document into 22 by 30 inches.</p> <p>Back to your question, a work I want to make but will never make is a large cyanotype print of my own death certificate. For obvious reasons, it won&#39;t be made by me, IF it is made at all.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180514134742-20180220200623-Edwardian_Collar.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Don&rsquo;t Let My Collar Fool You</em>, Cyanotype on watercolor paper</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Atkins" target="_blank">Anna Atkins</a>&mdash;<a href="http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/1507/anna-atkins-british-1799-1871/" target="_blank">the mother of cyanotypes</a><br /> <a href="http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/annie-lopez-on-her-new-work-and-exhibition-at-walter-art-gallery-in-scottsdale-8849471" target="_blank">Annie Lopez</a>&mdash;incredible artist that makes dresses from cyanotypes.<br /> <a href="http://www.stevenkasher.com/artists/ivan-forde" target="_blank">Ivan Forde</a>&mdash;artist who also makes cyanotype installations</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans" target="_blank">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" target="_blank">watchlist.</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: <em>Lace Collar Right</em>, 2015, Cyanotype on watercolor paper, 22 x 30 inches)</span></p> Mon, 14 May 2018 06:49:34 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Announcing the Georgia Fee Resident | Summer 2018 <table align="center" border="0" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"> <tbody style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <td style="margin: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px;"> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 11px; text-align: center;"><strong style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: large; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Georgia Fee Artist | Writer Resident</strong></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 11px; text-align: center;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large; line-height: 28px;">We are very pleased to announce the selection of</span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 11px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 36px;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 28px;"><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/10691-malisa-humphrey&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1525992053861000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFuESvZ9Q9eg_5iMTe9lKLEjl4ujg" href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/10691-malisa-humphrey" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank"><font color="#0000ff">Malisa Humphrey</font></a>&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 11px; text-align: center;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large; line-height: 28px;">as our 2018 Summer Resident.</span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 11px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 18px;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 28px;">Thank you to all applicants and a very special thank you to all&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.artslant.com/ny/articles/show/49493-shortlist-for-the-georgia-fee-residency-summer-2018&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1525992053861000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFkQtibuMGDctwk1HV9_yn577ZpDA" href="https://www.artslant.com/ny/articles/show/49493-shortlist-for-the-georgia-fee-residency-summer-2018" rel="nofollow" style="color: rgb(0, 207, 166); box-sizing: border-box; text-decoration-line: none;" target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">shortlisted applicants</span></a>.</span></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p dir="ltr"><big><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong><span style="color:#0000CD;">Malisa Humphrey</span> </strong>is a Los Angeles&ndash;based artist whose&nbsp;multidisciplinary&nbsp;practi<wbr />ce examines the visual vestiges of colonialism and conquest&nbsp;found in decorative arts, interior design and antiques.&nbsp;Her&nbsp;work&nbsp;has been exhibited and screened at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles;&nbsp;the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego;&nbsp;t he Banff Centre for the Arts;&nbsp;the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla; the Oakland Museum of California;&nbsp;Richard Telles Fine Arts; the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; and the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena. She received a BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Berkeley and a MFA in Visual Art from the University of California, San Diego. In 2017, she was a recipient of the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists.</span></big></p> <p dir="ltr"><big><span style="font-size:18px;"><em><strong><span style="color:#0000CD;">The Four Seasons</span></strong></em>&nbsp;is a project comprised of photographs, sculptures, and drawings that examines the remains of&nbsp;the French Colonial Expositions in Paris.&nbsp;Humphrey is currently in the process of photographing&nbsp;the&nbsp;vandalized ruins of&nbsp;five pavilions from the first French Colonial Exposition of 1907 in Paris in the Bois de Vincennes. These pavilions were the site of ethnographic exhibitions often referred to as human zoos. The remaining structures are barely visible under the lush overgrowth of summer and become more exposed in the barren winter.&nbsp;Photographs of these ruins will be taken in the height of&nbsp;winter, spring, summer and autumn&nbsp;and shown together in sets, allowing seasonal changes to illustrate the presence of this legacy, its potential obsolescence&nbsp;and the cyclical nature of dangerous political ideologies.</span></big></p> <p dir="ltr"><big><span style="font-size:18px;">Architectural relics of several colonial expositions in Paris are neither venerated nor eradicated. Looking at how France addresses, memorializes or ignores the architectural evidence of past atrocities draws comparisons to the current debate in the United States regarding Confederate memorials.&nbsp;Several areas of these expositions have been repurposed. Former pavilions, including the Indochinese Pavilion, now bear plaques commemorating indigenous people.&nbsp;Humphrey is also in the process of making drawings and relief rubbings&nbsp;of these plaques as reference to traditional temple rubbings in Southeast Asia and relief rubbings made by visitors to the Vietnam War Memorial.</span></big></p> <p dir="ltr"><big><span style="font-size:18px;">&nbsp;</span></big></p> <p dir="ltr"><big><span style="font-size:18px;">During the summer of 2018, Humphrey will complete her summer photographs of the 1907 Colonial Exposition ruins, continue to produce drawings and rubbings of plaques and relief sculptures and begin examining and photographing the remains of the 1931 Colonial Exposition and the site of the&nbsp;l&#39;Acclimatation Anthropologique&nbsp;in the Bois de Boulogne.</span></big></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p><big><span style="font-size:18px;"><img alt="" src="https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/u__t64tea5ZVzJp7lSV4PUo6j73WCCU5g6Pz_AWA2ueVF1OcGmNNOe24TOfX28M1yZf-Tb00FBRwzT-r4ZGg91nwBWmP2k1cNHgoTpJwEKpim1xH0flnP6A_YY1ZIyQRkedFUZHXwWWijTSMrfsmvuJ3RysloKQ4_kCYseSZiqxjow=s0-d-e1-ft#https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/85956/3ond/20180509073113-Humphrey-2106-04-10_002.tif" tabindex="0" /><img alt="" src="https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/WRQswZnOsObCq_J8ZWfYLxPAKlK_sVpf_yn0wLCgPgbE1ygAUNrDoPoqR1wz17s4u1PkSFMDnA0I1BWv4qtcjdGq0TzCQdq9hEaw4gffH38EmH2_Z9n6df2VC9K7AXnoaMYlLB3yJjZJqW4C4bvWx1V0Yc96nEw4Woh4CVNfeH7x0GqgyjT9r4bn=s0-d-e1-ft#https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/85956/3ond/20180509073155-20171023-RichardTellesWindow-_5.jpg" tabindex="0" /></span></big></p> <p><big><span style="font-size:18px;"><img alt="" src="https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/rvCAqsgVDQ9qz8goni05DdiAJXO4vd5kiRPduh1ysioIAvbxREw6ncvacG0AxTrGd6cExiOY8NnbZiDIjzWkeLmz-a1auuP56fbivLAQ8yVbvY29Xfpw0cxt3-Vx1EpIiWucg1FEx3YTl0S-aCtkfqZRr4uuZl0A80IQtM8FBDE-zrbN=s0-d-e1-ft#https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/85956/3ond/20180509073727-jardin-tropical-winter-03.jpg" tabindex="0" /></span></big></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><big><span style="font-size:18px;">Georgia Fee Artist|Writer Residency&nbsp;was established in memory of&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.artslant.com/la/articles/show/32913&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1525992053861000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFd2slJoeyBdDQpX9bLaVjyY1YFSw" href="http://www.artslant.com/la/articles/show/32913" target="_blank">ArtSlant&#39;s Founder who passed away December 8th, 2012.</a>&nbsp;Georgia was dedicated to supporting and investing in young artists and writers, and she had a deep connection with the city of Paris. This project-driven residency, which offers artists and writers the opportunity to create work in Paris, has been created in Georgia&#39;s memory.</span></big></p> <p><big><span style="font-size:18px;">The goal of the Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency in Paris is to support and invest in emerging artists and writers, to provide an opportunity for them to advance their work and explore and engage with the cultural landscape of Paris, to encourage experimentation, and to increase exposure of their work to an international audience.</span></big></p> <p><big><span style="font-size:18px;">The Residency is open to visual artists of all mediums, art writers, and critics, 24 years or older. Selection is based on the merit of past work and the potential for future success, the ability to independently develop new work, and the proposed project&#39;s relevance to the city of Paris.</span></big></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><big><span style="font-size:18px;">More info:&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.artslant.com/ny/foundation&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1525992053861000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEJ8ZTCBHTgr-4d_TvDmSWP3BfplA" href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/foundation" target="_blank">Georgia Fee Artist|Writer Residency</a></span></big></p> <p><big><span style="font-size:18px;"><a href="mailto:%20residency@artslant.com" target="_blank">r</a><a href="mailto:%20residency@artslant.com" target="_blank">esidency@artslant.com</a></span></big></p> Wed, 09 May 2018 16:01:30 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Suresh Babu Maddilety | Fukuko Harris | Danny Augustine <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/501971-suresh-babu-maddilety?utm_source=sureshbabumaddilety&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Suresh Babu Maddilety &ndash; Hyderabad</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1091518?utm_source=sureshbabumaddilety&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1091518/u3azr9/20180227081038-Flowers_00008.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1091537?utm_source=sureshbabumaddilety&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1091537/mf2ji7/20180227081826-Flowers_00105.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1091536?utm_source=sureshbabumaddilety&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1091536/mf2ji7/20180227081817-replace_with_new_mountains.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1091526?utm_source=sureshbabumaddilety&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1091526/mf2ji7/20180227081112-Untitled_00056.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/161793-fukuko-harris?utm_source=FukukoHarris&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Fukuko Harris &ndash; New York City and Montauk, NY</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1027305?utm_source= FukukoHarris&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1027305/u3azr9/20170126042725-Harris_LongBow.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1072510?utm_source=FukukoHarris&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1072510/mf2ji7/20171031011509-20171011-FHarris-38_1240px.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1091433?utm_source=FukukoHarris&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1091433/mf2ji7/20180227020547-FHarris_4.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1072509?utm_source=FukukoHarris&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1072509/mf2ji7/20171031011503-20171011-FHarris-35_1240px.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/187405-danny-augustine?utm_source=DannyAugustine&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Danny Augustine &ndash; Chicago</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1080234?utm_source=DannyAugustine&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1080234/u3azr9/20171215151408-C3C26267-82AC-40F4-B166-60FE209B9472.jpeg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1058237?utm_source=DannyAugustine&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1058237/mf2ji7/20171215145452-1FA16BDA-9323-4EA6-AEA7-2676281FCBAC.jpeg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1058239?utm_source=DannyAugustine&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1058239/mf2ji7/20171215145550-DDB8657E-C9F0-4269-A8D2-A45CA9A0F5D3.jpeg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1058234?utm_source=DannyAugustine&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1058234/mf2ji7/20171215145115-69D3BD55-CFC6-4353-B87C-CC8C4E06F4F5.jpeg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/par/foundation?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Residency"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182447-residency-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182549-profile-subscriptions-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></span></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Fri, 11 May 2018 08:00:42 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Mladen Stropnik Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49398-under-the-radar-mladen-stropnik-rachel-l-hausmann-scott-mossman" target="_blank">Under the Radar</a>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from <a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/56913-mladen-stropnik?tab=PROFILE" target="_blank">Mladen Stropnik</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>I would say moments.</p> <p>... what is actual truth, fucking, rock and roll, life in a future, sleeping outdoors, wealth, enjoying rest time, aroma party, a violence of authority, perseverance and fighting spirit and physical endurance, odds and ends ... &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180507081720-20171109083730-IMG_0218.JPG" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>fruit talking hahaha</em>, 2017, light bulbs + felt tip pen + canvas</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>To have a moral stance and not to care what others think about it.</p> <p>I live in a place where people hang out together in peace. I am looking for moments that do not matter much in plain view, but I simply cannot forget them. It does not matter if I am awake, dreaming, or imagine it. Everything is happening just now, and there is no space or time. Music and water are important. A clear idea is an art. Everything that is simple is good.&nbsp;</p> <p>I try to be raw with the material. I get the hint, then I think, write, and do. I examine the concept through various media as far as I am able. Once completed, the work has a sense of simplicity about itself. It bears the basic simple, raw, and funny information. When looking at it, it has to be seen as it was done &ldquo;just like that.&rdquo; I show what you see. There is no story behind it.&nbsp;</p> <p>The image is the shortened duration of piece of art. Long-duration art is manipulated and too far from the real now/moment. Because there is just now. Endless things, procrastination, and enjoyment, yet staying prepared and moving towards a goal which resembles rebirth: how we live now and in the developed future.</p> <p>Life is a play and then you go to sleep. I do it constantly and pick myself up to improve and stay and lust. Do it easy! Give and get.</p> <p><br /> <strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong><br /> <br /> Till now, these are latest art videos called <em>truly</em> and <em>Sreč!</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fDlDVCGjgOQ" width="700"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="394" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tfYNgScqMJo" width="700"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will...</strong></p> <p>I don&rsquo;t like this question. Never say never...</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180507081614-20171109084244-IMG_0195.JPG" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Swallow Us</em>, 2017, Stone, Plastic and Paper on Paper, Stone and Plastic</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p>Nata&scaron;a Sku&scaron;ek <a href="https://natasaskusek.allyou.net/1487223/drawing" target="_blank">natasaskusek.allyou.net</a><br /> Vadim Fiskin <a href="http://www.vadimfishkin.si/" target="_blank">www.vadimfishkin.si</a><br /> Marko Tadič <a href="http://www.tadicmarko.com/web/" target="_blank">www.tadicmarko.com</a><br /> Scott Lawrence <a href="http://www.scottlawrencestudio.com/" target="_blank">www.scottlawrencestudio.com</a><br /> Mina Minov <a href="http://www.minaminov.com/" target="_blank">www.minaminov.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans" target="_blank">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" target="_blank">watchlist.</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: object, <em>what is this? (holder for everything)</em>, 2017, wood+fabric+akril emajl+pant)</span></p> Mon, 07 May 2018 01:19:39 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Adi oz-ari | Marco Abisso | Ilonamarja Laine <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/472713-adi-oz-ari?utm_source=Adiozari&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Adi oz-ari &ndash; Tel Aviv</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1091052?utm_source=Adiozari&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1091052/u3azr9/20180226144340-SCAN_1_1.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1094108?utm_source=Adiozari&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1094108/mf2ji7/20180312134912-SCAN_1_4.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1094111?utm_source=Adiozari&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1094111/mf2ji7/20180312135059-rea_03.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1091042?utm_source=Adiozari&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1091042/mf2ji7/20180226144259-______1.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/370949-marco-abisso?utm_source=MarcoAbisso&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Marco Abisso &ndash; Milan</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1028649?utm_source= MarcoAbisso&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1028649/u3azr9/20170202231335-PS03.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1038740?utm_source=MarcoAbisso&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1038740/mf2ji7/20170322121749-abissoSEEDofLIGHT1.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1028655?utm_source=MarcoAbisso&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1028655/mf2ji7/20170202231649-PS21.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1054950?utm_source=MarcoAbisso&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1054950/mf2ji7/20170713134016-Il_blu_oltre.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/421959-ilonamarja-laine?utm_source=IlonamarjaLaine&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Ilonamarja Laine &ndash; Helsinki</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/944727?utm_source=IlonamarjaLaine&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/944727/u3azr9/20151015135028-square2.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/944728?utm_source=IlonamarjaLaine&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/944728/mf2ji7/20151015135508-square3.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/903829?utm_source=IlonamarjaLaine&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/903829/mf2ji7/20150406205658-2.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/944729?utm_source=IlonamarjaLaine&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/944729/mf2ji7/20151015140027-square5.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/par/foundation?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Residency"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182447-residency-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="50%"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/84518/3mfh/20150605182549-profile-subscriptions-logo-300.jpg" width="100%" /></span></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Thu, 03 May 2018 06:11:07 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list FeiFan Zhang Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49066-under-the-radar-emmanuel-monzon-irina-raffo-feifan-zhang" target="_blank">Under the Radar</a>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from <a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/494363-feifan-zhang?tab=PROFILE" target="_blank">FeiFan Zhang</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>My ideas come from my interests in the urban, built environment. As I lived and traveled in different cities in China and the United States, I witnessed the continuous reshaping and renovation of these globalized urban landscapes. The elements of these constructed areas sometimes appear misplaced&mdash;ambiguous functions or anachronistic intentions emerge. As a result, the qualities of uncertainty, deficiency, inaccessibility, and brutality in between these spaces flooded my experience as an inhabitant.</p> <p>The series <em>No Man&rsquo;s Land</em> is an exploration of irresolvable and un-relatable spaces&mdash;the dark cavities that populate the city. The phrase <em>no man&rsquo;s land</em> is often understood as undetermined territory that stays unoccupied and suffused with fear and uncertainty. I am interested in representing how structured intentions coincide with perplexing functions that exist in the urban landscape, as well as how those uncertain functions impact the human experience. Ultimately, the work speaks to the tenuous relationship we have with the built environment and our attempts to reconcile the often-dysfunctional elements within the urban landscape.</p> <p>Printing in large scale is the way I often present my work. I use it to create enough physical scale and space for the viewers observe, &ldquo;enter,&rdquo; and interact with the photograph.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180430133607-20171030081829-_No_Man_s_Land___No.1284__2017.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>No.1284</em> from series <em>No Man&#39;s Land</em>, 2017, Archival inkjet print</span></p> <p><br /> <strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>Get control of what we convey in our work and how we present it. And keep making good work. It&rsquo;s easy to say, but the hard part is to keep the flow.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180430133539-20171030081219-1281_4_cleaner-S_44x55in_240dpi_30_sm_copy_copy.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>No.1281</em> from series <em>No Man&#39;s Land</em>, 2017, Archival inkjet print</span></p> <p><br /> <strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>&ldquo;Not enough.&rdquo; This is what I often tell myself when I think about my own art-making. So I guess, art or not, there isn&rsquo;t something &ldquo;greatest&rdquo; enough for me to choose. (Maybe I will think about this before I pass to the world of eternity&hellip; haha.) Although, if &ldquo;made friends&rdquo; counts, then each friend that I made was the greatest thing that happened to me. The artist doesn&rsquo;t stand alone.</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>To dream of something too big to make? Hmmm&hellip; Maybe building a city of my own perception in larger scale could be something that might cross my mind but I will or can never do. But one thought may mutate into something else&mdash;who knows?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20180430133518-20171030081224-1278_7_Fixed-S_44x55in_240dpi_15_sm_copy_copy.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>No.1278</em> from series <em>No Man&#39;s Land</em>, 2017, Archival inkjet print</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p>These artists&rsquo; works address the environment/spaces around us. You should check them out:</p> <p>Lauren Marsolier <a href="http://www.laurenmarsolier.com/" target="_blank">www.laurenmarsolier.com</a><br /> Jessica Sladek <a href="http://jessicasladek.com/gallery.php?g=wildness" target="_blank">jessicasladek.com</a><br /> Sarah Pickering <a href="http://www.sarahpickering.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.sarahpickering.co.uk</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans" target="_blank">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" target="_blank">watchlist.</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: <em>No.1272</em> from series <em>No Man&#39;s Land</em>, 2017, Archival inkjet print)</span></p> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:37:05 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Jisoo Chung | Mo Sirra | Caroline Dahlberg <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/501530-jisoo-chung?utm_source=JisooChung&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Jisoo Chung &ndash; Los Angeles</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1090064?utm_source=JisooChung&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1090064/u3azr9/20180222075758-Screen_Shot_2018-02-04_at_4.41.20_AM.png" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1090062?utm_source=JisooChung&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1090062/mf2ji7/20180222074721-1-1.Museum_Manners_for_Siri_still_image_.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1090074?utm_source=JisooChung&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1090074/mf2ji7/20180222100829-17.1.hjk_still_img_.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1090063?utm_source=JisooChung&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1090063/mf2ji7/20180222075711-2._A_better_Society_still_image_.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/503433-mo-sirra?utm_source=MoSirra&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Mo Sirra</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1097097?utm_source= MoSirra&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097097/u3azr9/20180319142544-The_topography_of_my_mother_s_body_is_still_undefined.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1097127?utm_source=MoSirra&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097127/u3azr9/20180319143313-What_if_he_redecorate_the_white_house.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1096856?utm_source=MoSirra&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1096856/mf2ji7/20180319034644-1000_lamp_would_not_light_the_sky.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1097132?utm_source=MoSirra&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1097132/u3azr9/20180319144613-Keeping_the_conversation_going.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/502322-caroline-dahlberg?utm_source=CarolineDahlberg&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Caroline Dahlberg &ndash; Chicago</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1092864?utm_source=CarolineDahlberg&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1092864/u3azr9/20180306225113-To_Pieces.png" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1092860?utm_source=CarolineDahlberg&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1092860/mf2ji7/20180306225037-human_crawl.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1092851?utm_source=CarolineDahlberg&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1092851/mf2ji7/20180306224953-In_the_Act_of_Becoming.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1092862?utm_source=CarolineDahlberg&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1092862/u3azr9/20180306225050-IMG_20170527_191750.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; 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and then lost the link to - a blog from a remarkable middle-aged woman writer.&nbsp; Filled with an overwhelming hyperawareness of her physical flaws and psychic troubles, agitated by group travel and an impending fiftieth birthday, she fled one afternoon to Paris&rsquo; <em>Orangerie.</em>&nbsp;</p> <p>Standing in the middle of one of those famous elliptical rooms, surrounded by those swaths of swirling blues streaked in whites and pinks and strewn with rose waterlilies flowing together all so much like the rush of a fugue, it all took her breath away and left her all the better for it.&nbsp; In her words, she was, simply, &laquo;&nbsp;healed by the painting&nbsp;&raquo;.</p> <p>I believe that art really did wash away some part of this woman&rsquo;s pain. She taught me that art can heal.&nbsp; It can take away our pain&nbsp;; it can repair and restore us.&nbsp; Art really can be so crushingly beautiful that it can snuff out even (especially&nbsp;?) our psychic pains.&nbsp; Such a beautiful, comforting idea&nbsp;</p> <p>And yet, in a Stoic way of looking at this story, they were just pictures on a wall. &nbsp;What could be more ordinary than pictures on a wall?&nbsp; But something happened while looking at those pictures and she changed and she returned home better, quieter, more peaceful, and a little bit &ldquo;healed from the beauty&rdquo; of pictures on a wall. &nbsp;</p> <p>But they were not any old &laquo;&nbsp;pictures on a wall&nbsp;&raquo;.&nbsp; They are, after all, Monet&rsquo;s <em>Nymph&eacute;as</em>, and they hang, no, they adorn and fill rooms designed for these wondrous <em>tableaux.&nbsp; </em>&nbsp;Until I read this woman&rsquo;s story, I had only considered art&rsquo;s pupose to be beautiful. &nbsp;&nbsp;I had never conceived of art as curative &ndash; restorative, yes, but curative, alas no.&nbsp; Instead, I had always understood art in reference to the word <em>aesthetics</em>.&nbsp;&nbsp; An anaesthetic makes us drowsy, so the opposite, things aesthetic, wake us up.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In that light, I suppose those water lilies woke up a part of this woman that had been long long dormant.&nbsp; Their beauty reanimated, or relocated, something essential within her.</p> <p>But I wonder, if art heals us, what else does art do for us?&nbsp; Is it for the soul&nbsp;?&nbsp; The eyes&nbsp;?&nbsp; The mind&nbsp;?&nbsp; So I turn to you, Dear Reader, and ask why do you look at art&nbsp;? Why do you study it, or surround yourself with it?&nbsp; Does it make you wonder&nbsp;?&nbsp; Wander&nbsp;? Run&nbsp;? Fight or flight&nbsp;?&nbsp; What does it do for you&nbsp;?&nbsp; Does it heal you, too&nbsp;?</p> <p>- James Patrick Benn</p> <p>james.benn@lifelonglearningabroad.com&nbsp; |&nbsp; www.lifelonglearningabroad.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:05:46 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list