Glenn Ligon's Untitled [America]
Beauharnois' light sculpture on display at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, through March 25, 2017
This post discusses the importance of art writing in structuring the art experience. The post relates this discussion to a recent exhibition of an emerging contemporary painter represented locally.
An investigation into artist, Matt Higgin's 2016 painting, "Loss"
Review of Mariel Capanna's painting "Sharpie, Coffee, Watermelon, Beer" by Rachel King
Anselm Kiefer’s “Böhmen liegt am Meer” (Bohemia lies by the Sea) is Deeply Felt and Vividly Portrayed I will never forget the first time I saw an Anselm Kiefer painting in person on a field trip to New York in the spring of...
Richard Hamilton’s Mother and Child resonated with me in particular when viewing works in the PMA. I found the cleanliness of the marks to add to it’s simplicity and readability. While I’d like to avoid it’s somewhat photographic feel I...
Juan Gomez Professional artist and owner of Gomezarts.com. This essay is my personal journey of my evolving style with two exceptional paintings as a base of inspiration. Rubens and Basquiat...
real and unreal, imagination, and the 80's. Keeping mystery and imagination alive in contemporary art .
Rising or Setting by Jordan Lance Morgan During the last days of the Convention at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Franklin looked at the Convention President's chair. He observed on the President's seat was a sun carved into the crown. Its...
In Chapter 2, "Endings in Narrative Art Histories" of Writing About Visual Art by David Carrier, the author states that an artist is born, works, and dies and in doing so the artist's history has a beginning middle and end. In this essay I will be...
Art Zealots Starting to Resembles Religious Fanatics
essay by dayna doria
We get from art what we bring to it.
At times these relationships seem harmonious- tucked carefully inside the wolf’s ear, we find a small human ear. This delicate gesture aligns humanity as one with nature.
Beard of Uncertain Returns November 1959 Oil on canvas MOMA French artist Jean Dubuffet is known for his defiant approach in art making and his criticism on “high art” and mainstream culture, making him one of the few rebels in the art world...
Thoughts on "Barbara Kasten: Stages" at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.
Despite the separation that one might expect to feel in front of a vacant screen; the viewer is actually entrenched in Jarman’s emotional journey.
At first introduction, Moffett’s shag paintings really are something a viewer can be excited about, but the sparks fade to mundane more quickly than one would hope.
Visual culture provokes thought and dialogue, art provokes response, art provokes comments.