It’s the season to buy other people things they may or may not want with money you may or may not have to spare. Purchasing large quantities of mass-produced goods during the holiday season is obviously what keeps the wheels of the industry turning endlessly, but a great way toRead 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 →

After about two weeks of waiting, the sheath was removed on Friday from a new public sculpture at IKEA Burbank that had raised a few eyebrows before its unveiling. Under the blanket was a 16-foot-tall abstract sculpture of a vase named “Bobble,” created by Christian Moeller, a renowned artist andRead More →

Some people hold back their dreams because they are afraid to act. Somer Gardiner thought she had waited long enough. Gardiner, founder and owner of clothing store Olive + Tweed, recently opened her own art boutique, Timbre Art Loft. The store is located on what was previously the second floorRead 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 →

Cate Blanchett practically eats the camera lens in “Manifesto,” a feature film by artist Julian Rosefeldt that began life as an installation at the Park Avenue Armory exhibition in Manhattan. Blanchett plays 13 distinct characters who deliver various manifestos, and these range from Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels preaching economicsRead 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 →