“Do I contradict myself? So I contradict myself! I am large, I contain multitudes!” -Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass As a young artist in my twenties I came to despair of ever doing anything original (before I understood that nothing is original) because Pablo Picasso had already sucked all the air out of that room…. Read more »
A virtual tour of our 5 artist installation. Featuring artists Tim Liddy, Ellen Lebow, Julie Levesque, Edward del Rosario & Michael Snodgrass. Email us if anything catches your eye!
There is not an animal on earth, or in our unearthly imaginations, that has not been endowed with human meaning beyond its perfect “is-ness.” The reasons for this would fill a dissertation (or a courtroom) let alone a humble notebook entry. Nevertheless, as an artist whose imagery leans heavily on their powers I need to… Read more »
A virtual tour of Salon #1 – July 7-27 Group Show featuring: Stanley Bielen, Lisbeth Firmin, Nick Patten, Patrick Webb & Robin Winfield. Email us if anything catches your eye!
The new, virtual “pencil” at the Apple Store called to her like a siren on a rock. It was a futuristic novelty – lean, elegant, white, weighted. With neither lead point nor eraser it also felt oddly mute, as if a real pencil were hermetically sealed inside. The lean, elegant, white, genius from the Genius… Read more »
“For me she’s the weeping woman. For years I’ve painted her in tortured forms, not through sadism, and not with pleasure, either; just obeying a vision that forced itself on me. It was the deep reality, not the superficial one… Dora, for me, was always a weeping woman….And it’s important, because women are suffering machines.”… Read more »
That dead coyote lay on the edge of the road. I’d pass it driving the girls to school, wondering why no DPW crew had removed it. Drivers whizzed by the luminous thing as if it were a figment of my imagination. It was spring and things were waking up. Finally I could no longer resist… Read more »
As an artist who exhibits in a gallery, I’ve wondered what it’s like to be the art dealer. So I persuaded Marla Rice to answer a few questions: What does she look for in work she’s considering for the gallery? “Above all it’s the quality of the work. I’m interested in diversity more than subject… Read more »
TENEBRISM: from the Italian, tenebroso (murky) – a style of chiarpscuro painting using violent contrasts of light and dark, where darkness becomes a dominating feature of the image. –Art Definitions And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the… Read more »
Stilled Life “I have fallen in love with a painting. Though that phrase doesn’t seem to suffice … rather it’s that I have been drawn into the orbit of a painting, have allowed myself to be pulled into its sphere by casual attraction deepening to something more compelling. I have felt the energy and life… Read more »