Tessa Greene O’Brien, “Layla” Photo by Aliza Eliazarov You might not think Maine-born and raised painter Tessa Greene O’Brien and Chinese-American Jamie Chan (based in Brooklyn, New York) have much in common. Their cultural backgrounds are quite dissimilar. O’Brien is a mature painter who has exhibited widely, run a galleryRead More →

Maine, 2016 Photo by Judy Glickman Lauder/courtesy Maine Jewish Museum Sometimes we don’t know what the artists themselves collect until they die. It turned out that Andy Warhol was an obsessed lover of cookie jars, eclectic furniture, jewelry, and Native American artifacts. Other times they are quite public about theirRead More →

Willie Little, my own little corner, 2022. Installation at Oregon Contemporary, photo by Mario Gallucci Installation by Willie Little at Oregon Contemporary, In my little corner, consists of a series of portals that transport the viewer outside the gallery’s four walls and to other times, places and corners of theRead More →

Landon Newton, “Ordered Liberty”. Photo by Carolyn Wachnicki, courtesy of Space Two Portland institutions are commemorating anniversaries this year: Space and the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design. “Assembly” at Space reaffirms the collaborative and experimental approach to art that has characterized the organization forRead More →

Installation view of “ENCHIRIDION: driveway, spline, station” at PICA. Image by Evan LaLonde, courtesy of the artist Otherwise for the grand entrance to the sidony o’neal exhibition “ENCHIRIDION: alley, spline, station” (“E: ASR”), I don’t know where to start this story. And even though I’ve decided to start with theRead More →

RESEARCH has demonstrated associations between religious beliefs and patriarchal attitudes. Higher religiosity is apparently associated with stronger patriarchal beliefs. Although no religion condones violence against women, religions have been and are a powerful source of patriarchal orientations. If this is true, the British Museum exhibition “Feminine Power: The Divine toRead More →

Milton Avery was “a colossus of twentieth-century painting”, said Cal Revely-Calder in The Daily Telegraph. Although his name may not be familiar to many Europeans, he was a prominent figure in American art. Avery (1885-1965) began his half-century career as an Impressionist and ended it as an Abstract Expressionist. InRead More →

Carlos Gamez de Francisco, “Flowers for Fasting”, Chromaluxe aluminum print, 45 by 30 inches Images courtesy of Portland Art Gallery When Cuban-born artist Carlos Gamez de Francisco was a young student, he, like many aspiring artists, copied masterpieces by other painters. It started with Monet. But a prescient professor toldRead More →

LIFTING the lid off a familiar music box, but finding the figure, movement and music radically changed, is the feeling of seeing “Masterpieces of Bergen”. Gone is the image of Munch as a master of melancholy. Instead, a range of works borrow from Post-Impressionism and Pointillism, before moving on toRead More →

Placeholder while loading article actions Long before ragas, chicken tikka or Bollywood films were exported from India, international demand for textiles from the subcontinent was strong. These items did not simply move from local bazaars to distant markets involuntarily. Many decorative fabrics were made expressly for customers in places asRead More →

Placeholder while loading article actions The kind of person depicted in the National Portrait Gallery’s “The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today” is quite different from those typically depicted in such institutions. The subjects of the show’s 42 portraits are not rich, famous or politically powerful, and are less likely toRead More →

In his brilliant 2012 book ‘Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity’, Andrew Solomon offers a theory of ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’ identities. Vertical identities are inherited down the line; i.e. parental expectations, culture and ethnicity, socio-economic status, etc. But, especially for children with physical, mental andRead More →

By Charles Giuliano Strict beauty: prints by Sol LeWitt is an irresistible opportunity to immerse yourself in an important aspect of the artist’s work Strict beauty: prints by Sol LeWittat the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, until June 11. “In conceptual art, the idea or concept is the mostRead More →

The new Burrell collection will be open to the public on March 29. The Burrell Collection, Glasgow **** On March 29, the Burrell Collection reopens after a £68.25million refurbishment and six years of closure. The operators of Glasgow Life hope the new Burrell, repaired, relocated and fitted out for theRead More →

I can’t remember what social media platform I was on when I first saw Pat Boas’ installation of wallpapers and paintings. The work is at Oregon Contemporary as part of the exhibition “Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts 2017 -2019”. Yet the moment I saw the abstract patterned wallpaperRead More →

By Claire Crittendon & Rachel Shepard – Co-editor and editor-in-chief Less than 10 minutes from Lasell is Frida Kahlo’s sketchbook in the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. With free entry, a simple online reservation system, and the presentation of a vaccination card, visitors can access each wing and seeRead More →

Kurt Cobain at MTV’s Live and Loud, Pier 63, Seattle WA, December 13, 19931993 printed 2010color photographyAlice WheelerAmerican, born in 196127 x 40.5 in.Gift of Clinton T. Willour in honor of Greg Kucera and Larry Yocom.Courtesy of Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle.© Alice Wheeler Before leaving for the opening of kurtRead More →

Urban construction sites have a longstanding (and often ignored) ban on affixing advertisements and leaflets to the temporary construction barriers and plywood barricades surrounding them. This ban usually boils down to the simple directive, POST NO BILLS. In his latest exhibition at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center in Worthington,Read More →

DANCE: Drawn from within, ‘Unveiled’ touches the soul Katakali Jana | Published on 19.02.22, 00:36 As dancer-choreographer Srijaini Ghosh (pictured, left) chose to assert her individuality while forging connections between epic, legend and her own classical training, one experienced the exquisite joy of watching a visceral performance which looked likeRead More →

IN 2020, as an in-demand muralist, Lakwena Maciver (Features, August 28, 2020) created large-scale paintings on two public basketball courts in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Working with the main forms of the components of the court, its bold and vibrant design combines geometric patterns with acidRead More →