The red in the eye and the sea in the sky: the former, the reality, and the latter only imaginable yet verifiable through shared perception. Abstract work can essentially remove itself from process as artists’ products subdue the viewer; however, the gestural exposure of process within the sublime product seemingly undoes this. This interplay of […]
Last Rites Gallery is pleased to present The 13th Hour, a group exhibition conceived by Paul Booth to celebrate the dual nature of humanity and invite the viewers to take part in one of the most engaging and comprehensive art-related experiences of the year. In its annual exhibit, Last Rites Gallery sets out to display […]
Street art’s most laudable feature is undoubtedly its accessibility. It can be seen in any city, on construction barriers, churches, high-rises, and monuments alike. However, it has been less common until late to see it in the same corners as traditional art. Whether from a need to regulate an otherwise illegal activity, or from the […]
On view at the recently renovated Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA – Beverly Fishman recreates a makeshift pharm party within the museum’s interior. Among the continued strain of interpretations on pill-based art, Fishman’s In Sickness and In Health chases the biting sensation medication elicits in the viewer. Blown to massive scale, reduced to their stark […]
Salon de Mass-age is the latest show on view at 66 Orchard the project space of Shin Gallery in the Lower East Side. The exhibition which is on view until November 9th, features the work of photographer Rudolf Schwarzkogler and Nobuyoshi Araki. Somewhere between an installation and a performance, this exhibit poses complex questions about […]
Cerith Wyn Evans’s exhibitions are often more interesting than his individual artworks; and this is how artists should approach a solo exhibition, as if it were one coherent artwork. Often he assaults many senses at once, including sounds, sights, and smells, and as a single multisensory artwork, it is brilliant. This twinned with the subtle […]
About his classic novel, The Old Man and the Sea, author Ernest Hemingway is quoted as saying: “There isn’t any symbolism. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The sharks are all sharks, no better and no worse. All […]
Performance art is a strange phenomena that is often radically misinterpreted by the mainstream media. In the theater of the absurd, performance art and political shenanigans almost seem to go hand in hand. (Why do you think Waiting for Godot and the hydrogen bomb were announced within days of each other?)
This performance’s reception was no […]
Pierre Molinier’s photographs are the epitome of hedonism. Depicting surreal scenarios involving transvestism, sex, and fetishism.
With an obsession with legs, Molinier’s models are often corseted and stockinged, displaying themselves for the camera, in an intensely dreamlike world.
André Bréton was an early supporter of his work, cementing his place under the umbrella of surrealism, and organizing […]
“Word”— was first used before the 12th century and is taken from Old English. It is akin to German wort, Latin verbum, Greek eirein (to speak) and Hittite (to call name) and is the simplest manifestation of what Foucult would label as “similitude.” The term describes its named self (a word is a word, like, […]