The weathering process is the first thing that grabbed me about Eric Holzman’s amazing new landscape paintings at Lori Bookstein Fine Art. Holzman literally adds types of dirt, sand and dust to his paints and this achieves a really arresting effect on the viewer. These oil paintings initially reminded me a bit of some […]
Portrait painting owes its most meaningful possible impact to our ability to discern character traits and emotional states by studying the human face. Indeed, a great portrait painter can engage us to draw upon a wide array of previous experience, insights and even knowledge of our society, the world and history, to grasp the […]
Postmasters Gallery in Tribeca was teeming with beautiful people at last Saturday’s opening for the solo openings of Ryder Ripps’ Ho and Katarzyna Kozyra’s Looking for Jesus.
Ryder Ripps, described by the New York Times as an artist of the internet presented his series of oil paintings rendered from images off the internet model, Adrianne Ho’s instagram account. These images were […]
Most people think they got a clear vision of themselves but in reality a deeply nuanced person has complexities that cannot be deduced by mere sight. Spanish artist Santiago Ydanez presented textured and multi-faceted portraiture in grand scale and in unique presentation with his show Myself and Others that opened last January 22nd. AF came to witness the […]
The art of becoming is not only limited to the idea but the actual artwork morphing right in front of you. Last January 22nd, AF came to the opening of Margeaux Walter for her transformative panels that are Becoming indeed. The cool effect of the morphing imagery had weighty messages as in the couple taking a selfie can be […]
AF: MACBA – Museum of Contemporary Art in Buenos Aires opened its doors to the public September 1st of 2012. When did the idea of its realization occur?
MC: The MACBA project started in 2009. The idea of the initiative was to share with the city and its visitors the private collection of my […]
On Thursday January 10th, AF visited the VIP celebrity packed opening show by filmmaker and artist Ryan Piers Williams called “Monsters & Landscapes”, which was on view through January 18th on the Lower East Side. This is Ryan’s first solo exhibition in New York. His wife, America Ferrera, best known for her leading role in […]
It was a full house on a freezing night at Coohaus Art Mora for their latest exhibition, 2015 Open Call. In this show, Coohaus Art Mora is inviting the visitors to vote for their favorite art pieces in the exhibition. Once they narrow it down to the three art pieces with the most votes, the […]
TAKE BACK VERMONT! struck me as a timely, relevant and even important type of gallery show because, among other things, it helps us better understand how social change really often happens in the USA, shines a light on how political or cultural enemies develop and are labeled by each other and how a historical narrative […]
Sumi ink is made of a type of compressed soot derived from burning plant seed oils, which is then mixed with bone glue. It is still made according to a 2,000 year old process and it comes in a stick which can be mixed with water in order to dilute and lighten the ink […]
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The Madness of Art — Season 1, Episode 1: Tony
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- Perusing the art of Erin Smith Amy Li (at center) with guests at the opening for Erin Smith Here is the unusual… »
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- Installation shot of 20in15 at Woodward Gallery Woodward Gallery boldly unites a group of twenty living artists working in… »
- Meg Hitchcock, Hymn to Durga, 2014, cut paper from the Bible, 14 x 11 inches (35.5 x 28 cm); framed: 17 x 14 inches (43 x 28… »
- Installation shot of Denise Green exhibit at Sundaram Tagore Gallery The cycle of life always has a beginning and… »
- A wide view of the action at opening night in Lyons Wier Gallery The opening reception for Michelle Doll at Lyons Wier… »