Cynthia Daignault’s Light Atlas at Lisa Cooley Gallery

Cynthia Daignault’s practice combines analytical procedures and strict discipline of conceptual art with easel painting in traditional realistic style, and poetic and deeply personal writing. It results in hybrid artworks that appear simultaneously lyrical and systematic, innocent and contrived, conventional and thought-provoking. Daignault’s new painting installation “Light Atlas”, now on view at Lisa Cooley Gallery, […]

By |December 31st, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

ARTE FUSE: 2015 Year End Wrap Up

So another year closes and we had great things that transpired in the year 2015. We have continually grown our valued audience but our roster of writers has exponentially expanded. With these varied artistic styles and writing talent, we are able to present the best there is in contemporary art.

January 2015\: RESPOND at Smack Mellon […]

By |December 31st, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

The Next Generation of Artists: A review of “Post Mode” NYSRP Fall 2015 Semester Show

For one evening twice a year the New York Studio Residency Program in DUMBO transforms into a gallery setting. The studio program which accepts twelve undergrad students a semester from art colleges across the country, came alive on December 12th for a one night pop up exhibition. The exhibit entitled “Post Mode” featured the work […]

By |December 29th, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|2 Comments

Interview with Anthology 2015 winning artist Angelique Brickner

Arte Fuse: Congratulations on winning Anthology 2015 at Van Der Plas gallery. What is your background in the arts and what inspires you to make it?

Angelique Brickner: Thank You. I lived in an isolated farm community in the panhandle of Texas until I was about ten, before the days of the internet, so truly isolated. My […]

By |December 28th, 2015|Interviews, New York|3 Comments

Anthology 2015 at Van der Plas Gallery

The Van der Plas Gallery represents both contemporary and outsider artists. This year, the gallery put out an open call for its first annual international juried exhibition. It received 350 submissions from around the world. Of these, 12 were selected to be included in the group show titled Anthology 2015–closing next week.

Anthology 2015 is constructed […]

By |December 23rd, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Anderson Contemporary: “Chromatic Convergence”

Tucked away on a lane in the Financial District, the Anderson Contemporary is slightly intimidating with towering glass windows, high ceilings and immaculate white walls, not to mention the security guards at each entrance who make this place equally formal and exclusive; minimal in one word — reserved just for the, well, contemporaries.

Currently, the gallery […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Japan and New York Meet for Boundary-Less Group show at Pleiades Gallery

Originally intending a solo show for Japanese artist Genichi Watanabe, curator Reno from Tokyo’s ISSO Art Gallery opened up her satellite exhibition a few months prior to the talents of 12 additional New York City artists. Reno contributes her change of heart to a novel desire to juxtapose Watanabe’s work with the visions of emerging […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Asia, New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Interview with Performance Artist Asher Bayne

Arte Fuse: Your performances are grandiose and over-the-top! You’re quoted as saying you are ‘Interested in what drives people. We all want more, more, more: But how much more and to what lengths will we go?’ Your performances demonstrate that point clearly and continue to build in extravagance. Do you think you will ever have […]

By |December 21st, 2015|Art Fairs, Interviews, New York|0 Comments

The Fear of a Forgotten Little Place

Of the many books to look out for in 2016, there’s one at the top of my list. It’s called Oubliette – A Forgotten Little Place and is by Vanta M. Black. The author is an investigator of paranormal activities and has visited countless haunted places, including Leap Castle in Ireland where the book takes.

Oubliette, […]

By |December 19th, 2015|New York|2 Comments

Ed Ruscha’s Metro Mattresses at Sprüth Magers, Berlin

I visited Sprüth Magers on a gray Thursday afternoon. The gallery scene on workdays isn’t exactly bustling; I was the only one in the gallery, so I sat down on the concrete floor of the main exhibition hall to admire Ed Ruscha’s Metro Mattresses .

With his set of twelve mattress portraits, Ruscha expands upon his penchant for serial collections, like Twenty-six Gasoline […]

By |December 18th, 2015|Berlin, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments