Documentaries That Make New Connections Between the Personal and Political

Documentaries That Make New Connections Between the Personal and Political

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Documentaries That Make New Connections Between the Personal and Political
Still from Titixe (2018) (all images courtesy of the BlackStar Film Festival) Founded in 2012 by K. Maori Holmes, the mission of the BlackStar Film Festival is to amplify the voices of filmmakers of color, with a particular emphasis on discovering and nurturing up and coming creators. In a film and television industry that has long […]
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Meet the Others: Alexandra Plim

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Meet the Others: Alexandra Plim
The Game Changers. The Rule Breakers. The Innovators. Discover some of the fantastic emerging talent showcasing their work at The Other Art Fair. Meet Alexandra Plim, an expressive abstract artist based in Sydney, Australia and her work can regularly be seen on show at The Other Art Fair Sydney. She paints intuitively using colour, texture […]
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liz hernandez

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liz hernandez
I’m sure I don’t have to explain how much I love this palette. Oh my word, from ceramic organics, to produce on panels {ok, just the final painting is on panel – the top three pieces are on canvas, but the alliteration was just too good to pass up}. This is the work of Liz Hernandez, a […]
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The Recent Illusionary Work of Leon Keer

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The Recent Illusionary Work of Leon Keer
With Leon Keer’s recent output, the painter continues to craft illusionary gallery work, murals, and installations that play with depth and nostalgia. A recent piece for Thinkspace’s anniversary show, titled “Addicted” (below), also saw the artist toying with lenticular painting. On his Instagram page, Keer has also been sharing his anamorphic rooms, in which he […]
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The Paintings of Madeleine Pfull

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The Paintings of Madeleine Pfull
The middle-aged figures inhabiting Madeleine Pfull’s paintings are extracted from 1980s suburbia. The Australian artist has said that “beautifully painting mundane heroism is a large aspect of my work.” Pfull has said that she has modeled for herself to craft the paintings, donning wigs and accessories to embody the energy of her subjects.
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The Oil Paintings of Lisa Lach-Neilson

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The Oil Paintings of Lisa Lach-Neilson
Lisa Lach-Neilson’s vulnerable oil paintings often examine identity. The artist, hailing from Denmark, has shown across the globe over the past few years. She’s been painting professionally since 2012, with a background in clothing design as a master’s student at Royal Danish Academy of Design.
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Chris Berens Offers New Fantastical Paintings With ‘Feniks’

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Chris Berens Offers New Fantastical Paintings With ‘Feniks’
Chris Berens brings his distinctive blend of painting and collage to Jaski Gallery in Amsterdam with the show “Feniks.” Among these new works is a massive “Crowning Glory,” for which the artist constructed a handmade wooden frame. (Berens was featured in the “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” exhibition.) “Feniks” kicks off […]
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Paintings of Perez Bros Explores Car Culture

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Paintings of Perez Bros Explores Car Culture
The twin brothers who work under the moniker “Perez Bros” were first exposed to the car culture of Los Angeles in their youth, and to this day, it informs their collaborative painting practice. Their current show at Thinkspace Projects, titled “Cruise Night(Office),” collects some of their recent auto-filled scenes. It runs through the end of […]
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When a Square Is Not Just a Square

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When a Square Is Not Just a Square
Sean Scully, “Black Square” (2020), oil on aluminum, 85 x 75 inches; © Sean Scully (all images courtesy the artist) For some years Sean Scully has been making what he calls Landlines, a recent development of his painting that grew out of living in the countryside. One model for their stacked horizontal brushstrokes is his […]
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A Couple Made a Mini-Museum for Their Gerbils to Visit During Quarantine

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A Couple Made a Mini-Museum for Their Gerbils to Visit During Quarantine
Nine-month old brothers Pandoro and Tiramisù survey London’s newest art institution, The Gerbil Museum (photos courtesy museum trustees Filippo and Marianna) Pandoro and Tiramisù are not your ordinary gerbils. The London-based pair got a special surprise when their owners, Filippo and Marianna, created a miniature museum  just for them during the current COVID-19 quarantine. Since a […]
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Derek Fordjour Considers the Precariousness of Shelter

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Derek Fordjour Considers the Precariousness of Shelter
Derek Fordjour: SHELTER, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, January 17-April 19, 2020 (photo by Dusty Kessler) ST. LOUIS — In the midst of self-quarantines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps nothing has become more paramount to personal and community wellbeing than shelter. Many of us who remain at home throughout the day have […]
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Meet LA’s Art Community: Sharing Inspiration With People of Color “Has Always Been a Priority” for Shinique Smith

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Meet LA’s Art Community: Sharing Inspiration With People of Color “Has Always Been a Priority” for Shinique Smith
Shinique Smith (image courtesy the artist) Welcome to the 18th installment of the interview series Meet LA’s Art Community. Check out our past interviews here. This week, we interview Shinique Smith, a painter and sculptor who creates monumental pieces made from colorful fabric that expressively borrow from calligraphy. Her abstract compositions of recycled clothes and materials […]
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The Many Sides of Harriet Bart, From 1970s to Today

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The Many Sides of Harriet Bart, From 1970s to Today
Harriet Bart, “Re-Marks (Memorial)” (1988), acrylic and stitching on canvas (collection of the artist, photo by Rik Sferra, image courtesy Weisman Art Museum) MINNEAPOLIS — The trajectory of Harriet Bart’s artistic career is one of twists, turns, discoveries, and transformations. She has worked in textiles, painting, sculpture, book arts, and installation, at times dramatically switching […]
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Week in Review: MoMA Terminates All Educator Contracts; Funders Offer $5K Artist Grants

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Week in Review: MoMA Terminates All Educator Contracts; Funders Offer $5K Artist Grants
A poster by Anamaria Morris (image courtesy the artist and Elizabeth Jaeger) Week in Review is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world. Subscribe to receive these posts as a weekly newsletter. MoMA terminated contracts with all of its freelance museum educators. In an email sent this week, the museum told educators “it […]
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Kent Monkman Auctions One of His Drawings to Support Toronto’s Indigenous Communities

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Kent Monkman Auctions One of His Drawings to Support Toronto’s Indigenous Communities
Kent Monkman, “kâ wâsihkopayicik (the ones who shine)” (2008), graphite on acid-free paper, 14 x 17 inches (all images courtesy Kent Monkman Studio) A 2018 study by Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC) found that there are between 45,000 and 60,000 Indigenous adults in Toronto — and 87% of them fall below Canada’s low-income cut-off. […]
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Artists Decorate Hospital ICUs With Encouraging Posters

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Artists Decorate Hospital ICUs With Encouraging Posters
A poster by Harriet Salmon paying tribute to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic (all images courtesy of the artists and Elizabeth Jaeger) Overworked, ill-equipped, and exposed to sickness, healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic need every bit of encouragement they can get. Joining other tributes pouring from the […]
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Explore the Art and Legacy of Viola Frey, Sculptor and Painter

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Explore the Art and Legacy of Viola Frey, Sculptor and Painter
Viola Frey, “Untitled (Vessel, Hand, Head)” (c. 1975-1980), ceramic with slip, 13 x 13 x 11 inches, VF-0339CSS. 2020 © Artists’ Legacy Foundation / Licensed by ARS, New York. Photograph by M. Lee Fatherree. Over the course of her five-decade career, artist Viola Frey produced an impressive body of work, including paintings, drawings, and sculptures […]
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Nature-Inspired Artworks Tap Into the Dark Side of the Psyche

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Nature-Inspired Artworks Tap Into the Dark Side of the Psyche
Installation view, Rebecca Brewer: Natural Horror, January 25–April 19, 2020, Frye Art Museum (photo by Jueqian Fang, all images courtesy the Frye Art Museum) SEATTLE — A vertical silk textile hangs from the ceiling of a gallery in the Frye Art Museum, felted with bright wool shapes that seem to snake toward the gallery floor. […]
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A View From the Easel During Times of Quarantine

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A View From the Easel During Times of Quarantine
This the 155th installment of a series in which artists send in a photo and a description of their workspace. In light of COVID-19, we’ve asked participants to reflect on how the pandemic has changed their studio space and/or if they are focusing on particular projects while quarantining. Want to take part? Submit your studio — just check […]
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Lucas Cranach’s Gothic Carnality

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Lucas Cranach’s Gothic Carnality
Lucas Cranach the Elder, “Portrait of Electress and Her Son” (1510-40), oil on panel (Royal Collection Trust, © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019, all images courtesy Compton Verney, Warwickshire, England) WARWICKSHIRE, England — The Cranach look has been very influential in the world of modernity, hasn’t it? Picasso learnt from him, as did John […]
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The Paintings of Jean Paul Langlois

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The Paintings of Jean Paul Langlois
The paintings of Jean Paul Langlois blend memories of 1970s sci-fi and Westerns of his youth, while also exploring the artist’s connection to his own native and non-native roots. Within his Old West scenes, you may also see a character from “Planet of the Apes” or references to Saturday morning cartoons. His “Origin Stories” series, […]
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Hi-Fructose Vol. 54 Preview!

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Hi-Fructose Vol. 54 Preview!
Mitsuru Watanabe Here’s a sneak peek at the next issue of Hi-Fructose, in mailboxes and on shelves around the world in January! This issue features: the paintings of Eunjeong Choi, the paintings of Riika Sormunen, a retrospective on the art and life of Eyvind Earle, the narrative quilts of Bisa Butler, the geometric B-Boy sculptures […]
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Henrik Aa. Uldalen Returns to JD Malat Gallery With ‘Lethe’

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Henrik Aa. Uldalen Returns to JD Malat Gallery With ‘Lethe’
Painter Henrik Aa. Uldalen brings riveting new portraits to JD Malat Gallery with his new show, “Lethe.” The artist, who crafted the cover for Hi-Fructose Vol. 24, is known for his impasto, highly emotive paintings. “Lethe” opens December 13 and runs through January 11, 2020. More
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Fantastical Paintings of Peter Ferguson Return With ‘Skip Forward When Held’

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Fantastical Paintings of Peter Ferguson Return With ‘Skip Forward When Held’
Painter Peter Ferguson returns to Roq La Rue Gallery with “Skip Forward When Held,” bringing his sensibility that blends notes of the Dutch Renaissance, Lovecraftian creatures, and more. The show, running through January 25 at the space, brings new oil paintings to the space. Ferguson was last featured on our site here. More
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