Visual Arts News

  • Tiny Ice Crystals Simulate a Halo Around the Sun in Photograph by Michael Schneider
    by Grace Ebert on December 12, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    On a November trip to the Arosa mountains in the Swiss Alps, Michael Schneider snapped a photo using his iPhone 11. The Zurich-based photographer and writer says the image he captured as the fog dissipated shows small ice crystals in the clouds, which break up the sunlight. The crystals’ insides reflect the sun, which is then broken again as it leaves the inside chamber, resulting in the halo of light. Gizmodo’s Mika McKinnon elucidated the phenomenon when a similar shot was taken a few years ago. More

  • 50,000-Square-Foot Garden Populates New Workspace, Making It the Densest Urban Forest in Los Angeles
    by Grace Ebert on December 12, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Designed by Spanish architects SelgasCano, a Los Angeles workspace has popped up in a formerly empty parking lot in Hollywood. The recently opened SecondHome Hollywood boasts a 50,000-square-foot garden of 6,500 trees and plants and 700 tons of soil and vegetation. It is Los Angeles’s densest urban forest and is also home to 112 native species. The Hollywood location, which is the first in the United States, contains sixty yellow-roofed office pods. More

  • The Pop Culture-Infused Paintings of Dave Pollot
    by Andy Smith on December 12, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Dave Pollot revitalizes thrift store paintings with surreal or pop culture-centered flourishes. The artist recently painted giant banana duct taped to an existing mountainous backdrop for a piece auctioned for charity. The reason: Pollot says these conversations “can happen while people have little or nothing to eat."More

  • The Drawings of Catriona Secker
    by Andy Smith on December 12, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    In her graphite drawings and paintings, Catriona Secker finds inspiration in biology textbooks and vintage natural history tomes. In the drawing above, in particular, the artist said she found inspiration in the reproductive system of a cockroach. Secker, whose work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Australia, and beyond, is based in Sydney.More

  • “Taking matters into your own hands”
    by Frida Sandström on December 12, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Mint, a gallery dedicated to tracing art’s role in workers’ movements across generations and contexts, recently invited the Stockholm-based design historian Christina Zetterlund to curate “Taking matters

  • Berlin Art Fair Discontinued Amid Financial Setbacks
    on December 12, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Beset by financial uncertainty, the Cologne-based trade fair company Koelnmesse has canceled Art Berlin, the city’s foremost contemporary art fair. Koelnmesse, which runs around eighty trade exhibitions

  • 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 ------>

  • Another Gibson Chair
    by Lost Art Press on December 12, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Last week I built a second Irish Gibson chair while Narayan Nayar photographed the construction process. Though this chair has its faults, it’s much closer in appearance and construction to the originals I studied at Mark Jenkinson’s place this fall. … Continue reading →

  • 2019 Anarchist’s Gift Guide, Day 10: Berea College Brooms
    by Lost Art Press on December 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Batting cleanup for the gift guide, I recommend you try the Shaker Braid Brooms from Berea College. Not only are these the best brooms I’ve used, but they are made by students at Berea College, one of the eight “labor … Continue reading →

  • marigold santos
    by the jealous curator on December 12, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Oh my word. So, beautiful! Born in the Philippines, Marigold Santos now calls both Calgary and Montreal home. I couldn’t decide if I should write about her dreamy acrylic paintings, or her haunting ink on paper works… luckily for me, Marigold often hangs them together, so I will too! This description is from her 2018 show,

  • molly gambardella
    by the jealous curator on December 11, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Whoa. This is the work {ie., zillions of silk petals transformed into gigantic lichens}, by Connecticut based artist Molly Gambardella. The orange piece above, titled “Elegant Sunburst”, was just shown at Scope Miami Beach with GALLERyLABs over the weekend… and it SOLD. No surprise, it’s a huge burst of joy for your wall! In fact, that’s exactly

  • Haring Basquiat tribute mural Melbourne 2019
    by Dean Sunshine on December 12, 2019 at 11:35 am

    A group of some of Melbourne’s most celebrated street artists have come together to create a large-scale mural eleven metres tall and thirty metres wide in Easey Street, Collingwood.  The mural is a tribute to iconic artists Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat and was inspired by the recently opened summer blockbuster exhibition Keith Haring & The post Haring Basquiat tribute mural Melbourne 2019 appeared first on StreetArtNews.

  • Revolver Upstairs Presents… 1UP x Martha Cooper in Melbourne!
    by Roland Henry on December 4, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Revolver Upstairs Presents Seasons of Change 34: Summer – featuring Martha Cooper (USA) and 1UP Crew (GER). Legendary NYC documentary photographer Martha Cooper joins Berlin graffiti collective 1UP Crew for a one-night only show of artwork, movie screenings and DJ showcases. Featuring an exhibition of all-new canvases and artworks created just for the night, as The post Revolver Upstairs Presents… 1UP x Martha Cooper in Melbourne! appeared first on StreetArtNews.

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