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 their
In 2016, Quartz, an economic analysis organization made up of journalists, surveyed 20 museums in seven countries to determine how much work by 13 major artists was on display and how much remained in storage. Among their finds? “Overall, only 44% of the artworks included in the survey were on
What could a house on fire, a silhouette of a pumpkin and a hypnotic spiral have in common in a gallery? These amusing elements find root not just as occult curiosities, but as seminal tropes in twelve new paintings by Portland-based painter Olivia Faith Harwood. Currently playing on Fuller Rosen
by James Kroner Twilight half-life (SF) depicts a rainy city street just before dark. Gray tones dominate the oil painting on panel. The colored spots represent the light produced by humans: emitted by a bus, cars, street lamps and street signals. Our view is from the middle of the street.
The art movement of surrealism was born from revolutionary and consciousness-transforming roots just after the First World War. Although it no longer has the counterculture, anti-colonialist sayings it once espoused, Surrealism retains its intent to provoke deeper meaning and reflection through a twist or even a sideways take on how
Click to enlarge Pamela Polston © ️ Seven days Extract from the installation “Objects of Empire” by Bradley Borthwick Bradley Borthwickthe exhibition of “Empire Items“conveys more than it first appears. In the gallery on the second floor of Burlington’s BCA Center, warm spotlights focus on two rather austere installations. The
Where artists find inspiration for their work is often the majority of the challenge to create something new. Whether they are dancers, musicians, designers or sculptors, the concepts that drive the creative vision are the determining elements in whether a final product “works” or not. Finding an artist who seems
“Amie Siegel: Medium Cool,” through October 12 at Blaffer Art Museum, 4188 Elgin (University of Houston); 713-743-9521, blafferartmuseum.org. The paintings in New York artist Amie Siegel’s exhibition at The Blaffer are marvels of illusion. They look like they could have been copied from brightly lit photographs of icebergs or geysers