Hundreds of Symbols From Prehistory to Modern Day Comprise a Gold ‘S’ Screenprint by Seb Lester
by Grace Ebert on August 4, 2020 at 10:09 pm
Centered on the letter “S,” an anachronistic print from Seb Lester (previously) blends hundreds of symbols into one embellished form. Rendered in metallic on black paper, the typographic piece captures an incredibly long timeline, from prehistory to the Dark Ages to the Renaissance to present day. Look closely and you’ll spot snippets of cave paintings, Egyptian hieroglyphics, emojis, and modern logos. Based in Lewes, England, the artist and calligrapher channeled the heavily detailed marginalia and flourishes of illuminated manuscripts. More
Bizarre Porcelain Sculptures by Artist Morel Doucet Tangle Limbs, Seashells, and Coral
by Grace Ebert on August 4, 2020 at 5:51 pm
Based in Miami, artist Morel Doucet imbues his surreal artworks with a reminder that the natural world is ripe with entanglements. Often monochromatic, the slip-cast and hand-built porcelain pieces merge flora and fauna into dense amalgamations: a series of naked figures sit with coral, safety pins, and starfish as heads, while other assemblages feature a singular arm or pair of legs jutting out from a mass of sea creatures. Doucet not only considers how humans are damaging the environment but also who is most likely to suffer in the process. More
Turning to Art for Spiritual Sustenance
by Jennifer Remenchik on August 5, 2020 at 11:00 am
“A lot of people have been turning to art, needing space to process,” says the artist Edgar Fabián Frías, who, along with Haley Barker, Julie Weitz, and Patrisse Cullors has been discussing their art as spiritual practice.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Lays Off 85 Employees
by Hakim Bishara on August 4, 2020 at 11:23 pm
The museum laid off 56 part-time and 29 full-time employees who were furloughed in June.
Artist Spotlight: Joshua Hagler
by Staff on August 5, 2020 at 11:16 am
A selection of paintings by Joshua Hagler Joshua Hagler’s Website Joshua Hagler on Instagram
“Adelante” by Photographer Steven Molina Contreras
by Anna on August 5, 2020 at 11:15 am
From the Archives: An Interview with Gerhard Demetz
by Nastia Voynovskaya on May 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm
It is often said that children are privy to a certain wisdom inaccessible to adults, that their naivete allows them to gaze at the world without the cynicism that comes from a long time of living in it. In his large-scale wood sculptures, Italian artist Gehard Demetz presents children as powerful figures — knowing, self-aware and bold. A master craftsman, Demetz creates his compositions within a surrealist framework, portraying his subjects with a lifelike accuracy that makes way for the haunting details to creep in. Gehard Demetz took some time to talk to Nastia Voynovskaya about the philosophies behind his sculptures, as well as his creative process.
by Sponsored Post on May 19, 2020 at 8:42 pm
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Eliminates 113 Staff Positions
on August 4, 2020 at 6:21 pm
Faced with financial uncertainty and still closed to the public, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has eliminated 113 full- and part-time positions after fifty-six staff members were laid off and
Metropolitan Museum of Art Will Begin Paying All Interns after Receiving $5 Million Donation
on August 4, 2020 at 4:20 pm
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art will begin paying all of its interns after receiving a $5 million donation from art collector and philanthropist Adrienne Arsht. The pledged gift, which will also
by American Artist on December 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm
American Artist discusses science fiction in the context of contemporary art and the concept of "Colored Time."
Extending Beyond Craftsmanship, into Inquiry and Exploration
by Dana Helwick on December 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Dana Joy Helwick explains how, and why, she uses contemporary artists as role models in her classroom.
Zombie Figuration Isn’t a Thing: A Critical Autopsy with Antwaun Sargent
by Paddy Johnson and William Powhida on August 4, 2020 at 4:31 am
Jordan Casteel, "Within Reach", New Museum installation view, 2020. Photo: Dario Lasagni In this episode of Explain Me, critic and curator Antwaun Sargent joins us to discuss the effects of the pandemic and Alex Greenberger's Zombie Figuration, a confusing essay that appeared earlier this month in ARTnews. In the first half hour we discuss the disparate effects of the pandemic and general politics. Then we move on to art, zombies, race, and why art has limits. Listen on Spotify, Stitcher, and Apple Podcasts. BIOGRAPHY Antwaun Sargent is an art critic and a writer who has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vice and more, as well as essays to multiple museum publications. His first book, “The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion” (Aperture) is out now. In April he announced a new partnership with Gagosian that will include working on four exhibitions and contributing features to their magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram. LISTENER ADVISORY: In this episode, Paddy Johnson occasionally repeats Antwaun Sargent's words when his audio cuts out. This leads to periodic moments when Johnson and Sargent speak at the same time. LINKS First There Was Zombie Formalism, Now There is Zombie Figuration Met Apologies to Glenn Ligon Noah Davis Barkley Hendricks Kehinde Wiley Cinga Samson Peter Saul Alice Neal Jordan Casteel Jordan Casteel at the New Museum EARLY WHITNEY BIENNIAL REVIEWS Paddy Johnson Andrew Russeth Linda Yablonsky
Institutional failure, Trump’s Agenda, and Meme-Driven Conservative Movements: A Talk with Nayland Blake
by Paddy Johnson and William Powhida on June 29, 2020 at 5:44 pm
Boogaloo Boys show off posters supporting Trump at a demonstration Artist Nayland Blake joins the podcast to discuss the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, mass protests, and the resurgence of COVID as the backdrop for public art and how museums are addressing diversity. Spearheaded in large part by Blake, we discuss all of these issues through the lens of what people need and how art makers, art workers and arts institutions answer that need. We started the conversation with Blake's recent twitter thread on art criticism. "Art criticism is the activity of thinking with and through art objects," they wrote. "If you constantly reach for the same few objects to think with, you stagnate as a critic and simply reinforce your own bias." Other relevant links mentioned in the show: Nayland Blake's website Julie Mehretu's Goldman Saks mural Mark Bradford Social Abstraction What is the Boogaloo movement? Dread Scott's Rebel Reenactment Marblecake Also the Game Gamergate Explainer Support Explain Me by becoming a member on Patreon.
Give it Away. Now & Forever
by Lost Art Press on August 5, 2020 at 10:00 am
When I design and build a piece of furniture, it does not belong to me any more than the birdsong of the warblers outside my shop door. Since the start of my furniture career in the 1990s, I have never claimed ownership to a single design. The world is free to copy, adapt, interpret, sell... The post Give it Away. Now & Forever appeared first on Lost Art Press.
Construction of Ledge Doors
by fitz on August 4, 2020 at 10:00 am
The following is excerpted from “Doormaking and Window-making.” On the principle of beginning at the bottom, we will in the present chapter take in hand the making of the “ledge” door, and what comes next to it in simplicity – the “framed ledge” door. The former can be dismissed very shortly, the boards and ledges... The post Construction of Ledge Doors appeared first on Lost Art Press.
by the jealous curator on August 5, 2020 at 8:00 am
View this post on Instagram Putting together one of my “Biophilia” installations at Walker Fine Art in Denver. The opening is tonight- Friday, May 11, 5-9 pm @walkerfineart A post shared by JULIE MAREN artist (@juliemaren) on May 11, 2018 at 7:32am PDT Acorns! Yep, I thought I’d just jump right in with
by the jealous curator on August 4, 2020 at 8:00 am
This is the work of German artist André Schulze … and three other artists: an unlisted artist who clearly loves horses, W.Engelhardt 1930, and J.Vahlert 1928. That’s right, these originals are painted on other originals. A lot of artists who work with vintage landscapes typically use mass-produced prints, but not André. Perhaps that’s because he has
Artist Interview: Travis Fish
by Rom Levy on August 5, 2020 at 11:09 am
Contemporary American artist Travis Fish has been a rising name in the global art scene. Originally from Wisconsin, Travis lives and works in New-York City. Travis Fish paints catchy motifs, shirts, pants, luxury sweatshirts and portraits as if he had put them on his large format canvases in no time. His art seems childish, naive, The post Artist Interview: Travis Fish appeared first on StreetArtNews.
“ROGER DELIVRANT ANGELIQUE” by 100taur in Montauban, France
by Bianca Duran on August 5, 2020 at 9:10 am
French artist 100taur just worked on a mural painting done in collaboration with the City of Montauban and the Ingres Museum. The mural is the 2nd part of the trilogy around the work of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. For little background on the artwork, Roger delivering Angelique is a painting painted by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres in 1819, inspired by a The post “ROGER DELIVRANT ANGELIQUE” by 100taur in Montauban, France appeared first on StreetArtNews.
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