Folks who like to read about and delve into the esoteric prefer to use the term “magick” instead of “magic”, since magic, to many folks, merely connotes commercial prestidigitation. Indeed, magick was of amazing historical significance. During the Renaissance magick was established as a counter-cultural movement in opposition to the Church and we see an interesting type […]
Woodward Gallery boldly unites a group of twenty living artists working in different styles ranging from figurative to street, surreal to abstract. The exhibition is a cross sample of art Woodward exhibits highlighting the range of the Contemporary market.
Richard Hambleton’s 1983 Dancing Shadowman sets the mood. Sabina Forbes II sets the table from a retro […]
My maternal grandmother (a truly saintly person) had immigrated to the USA from the old country and was a quietly devout Catholic. When I was a kid and used to stay overnight, I always slept in a room that had a portrait of the face of Jesus, with his crown of thorns, as he was […]
The cycle of life always has a beginning and eventually ends. So do the rhythms in the art season. Last year ends and a new one starts. For the most part we are confronted head on with art right in the face. Why not art that opens doors to new realms and ideas? 2015 may […]
Michelle Doll creates paintings of the human body that are breath taking, sensual and this time around, romantic. Touch is a human need and the skillful yet textured hyper realistic paintings evoke Michelangelo with a touch of street with the streaks and splatters of neon hues giving the images a visual crackle. AF saw that”Between Love […]
Do you find your works emphasize the concept and the process over the end product?
I think they both are working together. When you are working in the artwork, the context, the idea is coming together because you start working on it and you start finding the images because you are scouring for information. When you […]
The erect human penis, in the history of art, religion and culture, once used to be of paramount significance. One of the earliest discovered painted representations of a human figure was, in fact, in a Lascaux cave, dating back thousands of years, where a human figure with the head of a bird stands with an […]
Paper was originally developed by the Egyptians over 5000 years ago from a marsh grass called Cyperous Papyrus, which was cut in to strips and softened with the muddy waters of the Nile. Paper is, in fact, one of the most popular materials with which to fabricate art; it’s easily accessible and cheap. It is […]
It has been a year of variety and surprises as to the range of shows we’ve covered. Any singular thing does not quantify the degree of how a show leaves a deep impression as it can be one tiny detail or a grand statement. Such trivial thoughts are best left to the wind as we […]
To me the current group show at Bill Hodges Gallery asks such questions as: Historically, how have African American artists had to navigate through an art world dominated by white artists, gallery owners and critics? How have things changed since the time of Norman Lewis and Jacob Lawrence? To what extent do black artists owe […]