Big Bold Colorful Statements

Big Bold Colorful Statements

Painter Nina Chanel Abney creates large, colorful, almost cartoon-like work that are filled with political statements.

Haptic Connections

Haptic Connections

Exploring the connection between Art Museums and Theater. "Screenings take place anywhere we can project moving images."

Happy Birthday: Mary Cassatt

Happy Birthday: Mary Cassatt

"I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up." ~Mary Cassatt

Sound Art

Sound Art

In this interview with sound artist Ernst Karel, he explores our relationship to sounds and how they represent spaces and feelings. He collages together the noises that float through our environment, similar to how a visual artist borrows and reinterprets the colors, shadows, and images that surround us.

Happy Birthday: Laura Wheeler Waring

Happy Birthday: Laura Wheeler Waring

 “I thought again and again how little of the beauty of really great pictures is revealed in the reproductions which we see and how freely and with what ease the great masters paint." ~ Laura Wheeler Waring

Feminist Artwork

Feminist Artwork

I was looking at the work of Amy Bessone. Her most recent exhibition at the Gavlak Gallery entitled "In The Century of Women" she investigates the societal stigma of Divorce in the 30's-70's.

Portrait Work

Portrait Work

I use the sktchy app, on which artists share inspiration photos, then create artwork based on their and other peoples photos. It's a great community that provides lot of inspiration and feedback. I couldn't resist jumping in on their 30 challenge where the artists work with daily themes that sktchy provides.

A Gallery With A Goal

A Gallery With A Goal

The Marian Goodman Gallery has locations in New York, London, and Paris. On the surface it sounds just like every for profit gallery but there's more.

Happy Birthday: Sacha Kolin

Happy Birthday: Sacha Kolin

Sacha Kolin was born on May 9th. She was a mid century artist who exhibited quite a bit but quickly became unknown after she passed away.

Off The Easel

Off The Easel

Recent artwork created as part of a 30 day challenge.

Artistic Reflection

Artistic Reflection

I've never heard of an artist reflective statement until it showed up as part of the #sktchy30 challenge I did in April.

Happy Birthday: Peggy Bacon

Happy Birthday: Peggy Bacon

 "You're really making something with great effort. And I think that effort is very important in the production of any work of art. If it's too easy...it doesn't give you that sensation of making something." ~ Peggy Bacon

Found Mixed Emotions

Found Mixed Emotions

Amy Yoa's work is poetic in how it relates to itself, her other work, the space, and the viewer. Even her website (which you should check out) has a unique approach, using each interaction with the viewer to say more than what you'd expect.

Sketchbook

Sketchbook

I've been participating in a 30 drawing challenge. Here are some pieces I've made recently.

Happy Birthday: Carol Eckert

Happy Birthday: Carol Eckert

"...with the coiling, I could pick it up and put it down. ... in those days, if I could grab 30 minutes here and two hours there, I could still make progress in a day, and it was so much less frustrating.... I spent plenty of time sitting in cars while kids were at lessons, making pieces; I can get work done on airplanes. So it fit into my life; it's also my kind of coiling. It doesn't need water; it's not messy, so it fit very nicely into the studio space I had and into the whole fabric of my life." -Carol Eckert