Placeholder while loading article actions Some journeys, such as religious pilgrimages, are sacred. Others, including trips to a mall or a chain of coffee shops, are insignificant or even profane. Local artist Jonathan Monaghan merges both types of excursions in his computer-generated videos. But at this point in history, perhapsRead More →

I guess we take our art where we can get it now. Whether it’s the Short North hosting a virtual Gallery Hop, the Wexner Center stepping up its “Off Center” initiatives, or the Columbus Museum of Art featuring the hashtag #myCMAathomeinstitutions and arts advocates continue to adapt to the stay-at-homeRead More →

ASALH: Black Muse 2020: On display until March 6 at the Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Free entry. 941-365-2032; artsarasota.org “ASALH: Black Muse 2020” presents the work of contemporary African-American artists from our region at the Art Center Sarasota. It is a multimedia exhibit, coordinated with theRead More →

Click to enlarge In a solo exhibition entitled “Cities and Deserts”, currently at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Osvaldo Nitya Brighenti features paintings of landscapes, cityscapes and portraits. Some works represent distant places – Benares, India; Band-I-Amir, Afghanistan — with a hint of hazy exoticism; others, the familiarRead More →

By RACHEL ROSENFIELD LAFO In the 1970s and 1980s, the fiber arts – weaving, textiles, tapestry, embroidery, knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting, etc. art category and were shown mainly in craft and design museums. As a result, artists who worked exclusively in fiber, such as Lenore Tawney, Claire Zeisler and SheilaRead More →

Marty fugate | Corresponding “Spectrum: a celebration of artistic diversity”: Until February 6 at the Lois & David Stulberg Gallery at Ringling College, 1188 Dr. Martin Luther King Way, Sarasota. Vernissage and artistic walk 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. 941-359-7563; ringling.edu/campus-galleries The visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum goesRead More →

Click to enlarge Courtesy of Center Bca “Owl” The disconnection between humans and other living creatures is not a new theme, nor is the precipitous destruction of the planet by mankind. Along with scientists, philosophers, politicians and writers, artists have long approached the pride of people motivated more by profitRead More →

Just as realism is frequently affected by the fantastic, abstraction is rarely total. Even non-figurative art is made of materials, and these materials often carry strong connotations. Art House Productions calls its new show abstract spirit forms, which suggests a private, insular experience, something calm, detached from the rhythms ofRead More →

Click to enlarge Courtesy of Bigtown Gallery Piggy Bank by Liz Quackenbush In an article titled “Artistic getaways: four galleries worth seeing, “Art New England was recently named BigTown Gallery in Rochester, Vermont’s must-see gallery. The decidedly small town gallery, bordering the edge of the Green Mountain National Forest alongRead More →

Click to enlarge Courtesy of the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History “Adirondack Faerie Lodge” It’s no surprise that Vermont is particularly welcoming to the Fae, if you know where to look. Queer oriented Fate of the fairy camp in Northfield in Burlington, artist Emily Anderson Bluebird Fairies annually FairyRead More →

Click to enlarge Courtesy of Janet Van Fleet “The beginning” Central Vermont Artist Janet Van Fleet has often shamelessly referred to social, political or environmental realities in his work. Perhaps his sculptural works made of buttons don’t exactly call for revolution. But her use of mundane and found material isRead More →

Click to enlarge Courtesy picture “Hole in My Childhood” Upon crossing the front door, visitors to Studio Place Arts in Barre generally discover multimedia collective exhibitions with works hung on the walls or the ceiling, or perched on pedestals and plinths. Current example: “Deep Blue”, with works inspired by waterRead More →

Click to enlarge Courtesy of the Harold Weston Foundation “Sunset over Baxter Mountain” Cobalt blue: This is the color Shelburne Museum painted his gallery for the current exhibition, “Harold Weston: Freedom in nature.” On the lower level of the Center for Art and Education Pizzagalli, the electrifying hue provides anRead More →

Click to enlarge Courtesy of Gerald Auten “Tokyo in Los Angeles” Graphite generally suggests pencil drawings consisting of strokes and lines, but in “Gerald Auten: Graphite Insomnia “, currently playing at White River Gallery in South Royalton, the artist uses powdered graphite or graphite pencil to construct pictures in aRead More →

Albuquerque artist Emi Ozawa’s ‘Follow the Line’ wooden sculpture and installation of works on paper at the Richard Levy Gallery is a wonderful incorporation of impeccably executed technique with dynamically correct lighting in a stunning gallery space compatible with the architecture. “Follow the Line” is a 20-piece exhibit that beautifullyRead More →

Click to enlarge Courtesy of Susan Calza “DON’T pretend,” “As humans we are so clumsy,” says Susan Calza, “[but] we also have this incredible influence. “In a recent phone interview, the artist from Montpellier shared information about her current exhibition,” DON’T PRETEND, It’s Ordinary Gold “at Axel’s Gallery & FrameRead More →

PPoetry and painting were once called “the brother arts”, although this comfortable phrase ignores the sibling rivalry between them. The verbal and the visual operate in different dimensions: the language unfolds in time, but the painted imagery is static and occupies space, which is why Cézanne indignantly asks a modelRead More →

Photo: K. Ignatiadis, courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery Compared to good art, “it’s much harder to talk about great art,” said sculptor Charles Ray, of Robert Gober’s spooky work, the subject of a 40-year retrospective survey at MoMA, titled ” The Heart Is Not a Metaphor.” “IfRead More →

After seeing the exhibition of works by Albrecht Durer at the National Gallery of Art, I was happy to emerge into gray skies, a bit of drizzle and emptier streets than usual. This exhibition of drawings, watercolors and prints borrowed from Albertina Museum in Vienna, is so good and captivatingRead More →

Going to the Jan Steen exhibition at the National Gallery is a bit surreal, but in a totally rewarding way. It’s like partying, Sunday school and visiting a museum all at the same time. Add to that that these paintings, created hundreds of years ago, are as up-to-date as theRead More →