Visual Arts News

  • Exploring the Liminal Spaces of Joshua Flint’s Surreal Paintings
    by Grace Ebert on January 22, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Through hazy lines and obscured faces, Joshua Flint (previously) reflects on the blurriness of in-between states in his most recent paintings. “Big Earth” shows a group of kids reaching up toward red- and pink-hued orbs that are set on a shadowy backdrop, while “Memory of Nature I” features a portrait of a man with a nondescript face as an enlarged hummingbird flies so close that it appears to be drinking from the man’s mouth. More

  • Become a Piano Savant with This Clever Guide to Classic Tunes by Christoph Niemann
    by Grace Ebert on January 22, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Your days of expensive piano lessons are over. Master the foreboding notes in Jaws, a nursery rhyme often repeated by kids, and of course,”Für Elise,” with this straightforward diagram from Christoph Niemann (previously). In his riff on Beethoven’s classic,  “How to Please Elise” provides simple instructions on how to play the first 51 notes of the German composer’s masterpiece with ease through a diagrammed sequence similar to an old-school instructional dance chart. More

  • The Mixed-Media Work of Jay Torres
    by Andy Smith on January 22, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    The illustrations and personal work of artist Jay Torres have a dark surrealist edge. The El Paso-raised artist, now based in Pasadena, moves between analogue and digital tools to craft his creations. More

  • Series Highlights Nairobi Motor Taxi Drivers
    by Andy Smith on January 21, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Photographer Jan Hoek collaborated with Ugandan-Kenyan fashion designer Bobbin Case on a project focused on the Boda Boda motor taxis roaming Nairobi. As the drivers crafted vibrant and accessorized bikes to stand out each other, the pair worked with a set of them to create attire to match. The result is the photo series “Boda Boda Madness.” More

  • Jura Shust
    by Sergey Guskov on January 22, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Slavic mythology meets a globalized illicit industry and sacral rituals move to digital platforms in Jura Shust's “NEOPHYTE,” the Berlin-based Belarusian artist's inaugural show at Fragment Gallery. At

  • Foundation for Contemporary Arts Announces 2020 Grant Recipients
    on January 22, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), a nonprofit organization founded in 1963 by the John Cage and Jasper Johns has revealed the eighteen artists selected for its 2020 Grants to Artists cycle.

  • Explain Me: Standing in Quicksand
    by Paddy Johnson on February 12, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    We cover a lot of ground in this episode of Explain Me. That ground looks something like this: The Velvet Buzzsaw is a bad movie. Mary Boone is still awaiting sentencing for falsifying tax documents—a whistleblower could get as much as $300,000 in reward for the tip. Dawn Clements is remembered at Pierogi. Dana Schutz's first show since the controversy over her painting of Emmitt Till at the Whitney Biennial. Chelsea is more woke. W.A.G.E. is asking artists to withhold their art from the Whitney Biennial until the museum adequately address the issue of their board chair selling tear gas used on children at the border. Amazon is reaching out to artists in attempts to buy their support. Listeners who want to organize against this kind of practice should attend the next Artist Studio Affordability Project meeting. Contact the organization for details.

  • Museum Board Members Fail Moral Challenges, Museum Exhibitions Exceed Expectations
    by Paddy Johnson on December 4, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Donna DeSalvo assembles some of Andy Warhol's greatest work for his retrospective at the Whitney Museum, while revelations that Whitney Vice Chair Warren B. Kanders owns a company that sells tear gas used at the border shake museum staff. Soul of a Nation at the Brooklyn Museum looks at the history of political activism, while Jack Waters offers a mix of bag of awe inspiring abject art paired with groan inspiring sculptures and paintings. Jack Whitten at the Metropolitan Museum dazzles, Art and Conspiracy flops, and Amazon is going to drive Queens residents out of their homes. Listen ------>

  • OK, You Can Stay
    by Lost Art Press on January 22, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Anyone who has read “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” or worked in my shop knows that I dislike French-fitted cubbyholes for tools. I prefer my tools to roam free and migrate amongst my tills as they rise and fall in importance … Continue reading →

  • Errata: Staked Low Stool in ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’
    by Lost Art Press on January 21, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    While building the Staked Low Stool this weekend during a class, I discovered a significant keystroke error in my text. I also noticed an inconsistency between the cutting list and the text. So yesterday I rebuilt the stool to confirm … Continue reading →

  • marianne eriksen scott-hansen
    by the jealous curator on January 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Jaw. Dropped. This is the paper work of Denmark based artist Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen. The colors, those textures, the scale… oh my word, I’m in love. Also, paper. It’s all PAPER! *bio photo by Frederik Lentz Andersen

  • ashley longshore
    by the jealous curator on January 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

    So, I had a choice… I could wait until Ashley Longshore was back on the podcast in a few months to feature this new series, or I could write about it IMMEDIATELY. I chose the latter. Wowza, this is Ashley’s latest body of work that she just released into the world yesterday! Here are her

  • Interactive Neon Mural #7 by Spidertag in Chiang Mai, Thailand
    by Daisuke Shirai on January 16, 2020 at 9:35 am

    After dropping a stunning piece in Finland, Madrid based street artist Spidertag flew to Thailand and completed a distinctive neon light creation entitled “Interactive Neon Mural #7”. He showcased this innovative public art which enables the public to interact with it. Specifically, participants can change the colours of the lights by using their mobile phones The post Interactive Neon Mural #7 by Spidertag in Chiang Mai, Thailand appeared first on StreetArtNews.

  • “Le Songe d’Ossian” by 100Taur in Montauban, France
    by StreetArtNews on January 14, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    French artist 100Taur recently sent us some images from this sweet new piece that was painted somewhere on the streets of Montauban, a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France. 100Taur’s work is halfway between innocence and horror. He explores the concepts of difference and imperfection by creating fantastical half The post “Le Songe d’Ossian” by 100Taur in Montauban, France appeared first on StreetArtNews.

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