Tucked behind the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center is currently housing works ranging from ancient Mali to contemporary black art. Entitled “Looking Both Ways” the exhibit creates a lineage, sometimes cyclical, through black art spanning centuries in hopes of inspiring conversation about the current and past stages of black America.
Magnificent oil paintings sprawling over two-floors of pure white walls enthrall passersby and aficionados, alike. Newsom is known as a well-established sensual abstractionist and, at the opening, half of John Newsom’s mesmerizing collection had already been sold.
Increasingly tactile, you enter the exuberantly colored gallery, only to be enthralled by increasingly chiaroscuro mind sweeping displays of exotic […]
I have been to Arlene’s Grocery many times to see up-and-coming bands perform. This former bodega turned club, which opened in 1995, has a big following of music enthusiasts. This time, however, I was here for the opening of a group show featuring the work of Jay Riggio, Danielle Mastrion, Whisbe, Joseph Meloy, J.T. Liss, Paul […]
In November 2013 Scooter LaForge and Johnny Rozsa set out on a cross-country car ride with Rozsa’s three dogs and a first edition copy of Steinbeck’s ‘Travels with Charley’ (1960), which LaForge occasionally read out loud seeing that the radio of the car didn’t work. They stopped periodically, wherever they felt like it, and LaForge […]
Molly Krom Gallery is a newcomer on the Lower East Side: it moved here from Beacon, Upstate New York, a little more than a year ago. The gallery mostly works with emerging artists or artists who have not exhibited much in New York – such as Elise P. Church, whose show is on view until […]
You may have seen some of Bruce Davenport Jr.’s work at the recent Outsider Art Fair in New York City. For this current show at Louis B. James, the ground floor consists of pieces dedicated to Davenport’s childhood hero, Mike Tyson. In the basement-level gallery there are a number of pieces dealing with the culture […]
Katya Grokhovsky is an Ukrainian/Australian artist based in New York and works across disciplines including performance, video, installation, photography, sculpture, drawing and painting. It was a pleasure to speak with her and learn about her artwork, influences and exhibitions. She is definitely an artist to watch!
Arte Fuse: When did you first become interested in making […]
In the beginning, there was nothing but darkness till a lone mighty voice said, “LET THERE BE LIGHT!”. It can be the command of God or you just paid your utility bill then they switched your power on. Nevertheless, no one wants to be in the dark and most certainly not in the art world. […]