Robert Frank on Shooting His Seminal Photo Book, ‘The Americans’

Robert Frank on Shooting His Seminal Photo Book, ‘The Americans’

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Robert Frank on Shooting His Seminal Photo Book, ‘The Americans’
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art shared this 3.5-minute video in which renowned American photographer Robert Frank talks about how he shot his seminal 1958 photo book, The Americans. Reflecting on various photos from the project, Frank shares insights into the process behind the shots. Here’s the book’s description on Amazon: First published in […]
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T by Robert Ponomarev

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T by Robert Ponomarev
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Dramatic Brush Strokes Energize Trees in Paintings by Adam S. Doyle

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Dramatic Brush Strokes Energize Trees in Paintings by Adam S. Doyle
All photographs (c) Adam S. Doyle, shared with permission Artist Adam S. Doyle (previously) is known for his paintings of birds and other animals that call attention to, rather than mask, his brush strokes. In his latest series, “Night Fall Trees,” Doyle shifts his focus to a different living entity. “By putting trees front and […]
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‘The Bird & the Whale’ Tells a Short and Sweet Tale Using Paint-on-Glass Animation

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‘The Bird & the Whale’ Tells a Short and Sweet Tale Using Paint-on-Glass Animation
An animated short film written and directed by Carol Freeman uses an old-fashioned technique called paint-on-glass to form each luminescent frame. At seven minutes long, The Bird & the Whale is comprised of 4,300 paintings created by a small team of female artists in Dublin, Ireland. The animated film tells the story of a young […]
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New Book Collects ROA’s Black-and-White Creatures in Photographs from Around the World

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New Book Collects ROA’s Black-and-White Creatures in Photographs from Around the World
All photographs © ROA, shared with permission. Atlanta, Georgia, United States Those unable to experience the black-and-white murals of Belgian artist ROA (previously) in person can admire photographs of his works in the recently published Codex. Released by Lannoo Publishers, the 352-page book contains four chapters centered on Eurasia, Africa, America, and Oceania, regions where […]
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Aerial Embroidery Showcases the Hidden Patterns of Cultivated Farmland

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Aerial Embroidery Showcases the Hidden Patterns of Cultivated Farmland
Humble fields become abstracted artworks in thread paintings by Victoria Rose Richards. The artist uses a combination of tight, straight lines and lush French knots to emulate the rural patterning of closely-cropped fields divided by hedges and woods. Richards, who is 21 years old and based in South West Devon, U.K., draws inspiration from the […]
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As Parkland Parents Honor Son with El Paso Mural, City Struck by Walmart Shooting

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As Parkland Parents Honor Son with El Paso Mural, City Struck by Walmart Shooting
Manuel Oliver painting a mural of his son Joaquin in El Paso, Texas (photo by and courtesy of Rania Batrice) Ever since the death of their son Joaquin in the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida last year, artist Manuel Oliver and his wife Patricia have been touring cities across the United States to advocate […]
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Our First Ever (and I Hope Only) Book Sale

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Our First Ever (and I Hope Only) Book Sale
When we published “The Book of Plates” in 2014, we were under intense pressure from readers who wanted to see all the plates in A.-J. Roubo’s “l’Art du menuisier.” Lots of readers suggested we publish the plates by themselves. We resisted that idea at first, but we came around to it in the summer of […]
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Stargazers: Intersections of Contemporary Art & Astronomy

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Stargazers: Intersections of Contemporary Art & Astronomy
Penelope Umbrico. Stargazers: Intersections of Contemporary Art & Astronomy, Orange Coast College, Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion; Images courtesy of the gallery Stargazers: Intersections of Contemporary Art & Astronomy through April 6 Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa By Liz Goldner If looking at the heavens at night and at the […]
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Connie Lane’s Linear Amplitude

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Connie Lane’s Linear Amplitude
Connie Lane, Linear Amplitude, Michael Stearns Studio at the Loft; Image courtesy of the artist Connie Lane: Linear Amplitude closed March 29 Michael Stearns Studio at the Loft, San Pedro Written by Genie Davis Connie Lane’s Linear Amplitude, which showed at Michael Stearns Studio at the Loft in San Pedro, is a haunting and ephemeral […]
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The Lineup: This week’s must-see art events

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The Lineup: This week’s must-see art events
The Lineup: This week’s must-see art events If you would like to submit an event (Facebook event link is appreciated) or press release, send to artandcakela@gmail.com with a high res jpeg for publication)   Wednesday April 3rd   Opening: Unraveling Collective Forms! Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions 6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028 Opening April […]
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Nurit Avesar and Susan T. Kurland at Shoebox Projects

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Nurit Avesar and Susan T. Kurland at Shoebox Projects
Nurit Avesar & Susan T. Kurland, All the Kings Men, Shoebox Projects; Photo credit Kristine Schomaker All the King’s Men closed March 24 Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles Written by Genie Davis The fragility of life on this planet has never been more abundantly apparent. From environmental abuses to those of human rights, our current socio-political […]
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Focus Iran 3 at Craft Contemporary

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Focus Iran 3 at Craft Contemporary
Hadi Safari, The Holy Healing Pole, Focus Iran 3, Craft Contemporary; Image courtesy of the artist Focus Iran 3: Contemporary Photography and Video through May 12 Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles Written by Orly Minazad For their third biennial Focus Iran series, Farhang Foundation has teamed up with Craft Contemporary (formerly known as Craft and Folk […]
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Uncommon Thread Weaves Magic at BG Gallery

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Uncommon Thread Weaves Magic at BG Gallery
Sarah Detweiler, Regeneration of Hope, Uncommon Thread, BG Gallery; Image courtesy of the gallery Uncommon Thread Weaves Magic through April 6 BG Gallery, Santa Monica Written by Genie Davis Curated by Danielle Krysa, an artist and author herself, seven terrific artists use thread as the tie that binds, in a show of lush, exciting, and […]
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Studio Visit: Russell Crotty, The Penumbra of Existence

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Studio Visit: Russell Crotty, The Penumbra of Existence
Photo credit Gary Brewer Studio Visit: Russell Crotty, The Penumbra of Existence “Let us create vessels and sails adjusted to the heavenly ether, and there will be plenty of people unafraid of the empty wastes. In the meantime, we shall prepare, for the brave sky-travelers, maps of the celestial bodies – I shall do it […]
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The Lineup: This week’s must-see art events

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The Lineup: This week’s must-see art events
The Lineup: This week’s must-see art events If you would like to submit an event (Facebook event link is appreciated) or press release, send to artandcakela@gmail.com with a high res jpeg for publication)   Wednesday April 17th   I Am Nature – Artist Talk The Loft at Liz’s 453 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, […]
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Desert X 2019

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Desert X 2019
Iman Issa, Surrogates, Desert X; Photo Credit: Genie Davis Desert X through April 21st Written by Genie Davis The second iteration of Desert X – which functions as kind of scavenger hunt for the locations of large scale installation art works throughout the Coachella Valley – is wider spread than the 2017 model, and in most […]
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Lena Moross at Monopole Wine Bar

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Lena Moross at Monopole Wine Bar
Lena Moross, Untitled, Monopole Wine Bar; Image courtesy of the artist Lena Moross at Monopole Wine Bar through May 18 Monopole Wine Bar, Pasadena Written by Eve Wood I love discovering art in unexpected places, especially when the art enhances the overall experience of moving through a living, thriving city space. Lena Moross’ beautiful paintings […]
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The Lineup: This week’s must-see art events

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The Lineup: This week’s must-see art events
The Lineup: This week’s must-see art events If you would like to submit an event (Facebook event link is appreciated) or press release, send to artandcakela@gmail.com with a high res jpeg for publication)   Thursday April 11th   Printed Matter’s La Art Book Fair 2019 The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA 152 North Central Avenue, Los […]
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Call and Response at CSU Long Beach

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Call and Response at CSU Long Beach
Abel Alejandre, Call and Response, University Art Museum CSULB; Photo credit Amanda Fruta Call and Response Evokes Visceral Responses to Art through April 14 University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach Written by Genie Davis What is a call and response? It is a revival of sorts, it is a conversation that demands […]
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Kyla Hansen and Alison Ragguette at Pasadena City College

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Kyla Hansen and Alison Ragguette at Pasadena City College
Alison Ragguette, Cross Section Ellipse (detail), Combobulation, V Gallery; Photo credit: Lorraine Heitzman Combobulation: The Art of Kyla Hansen and Alison Ragguette V Gallery at Pasadena City College, Pasadena through April 12, 2019 By Lorraine Heitzman Kyla Hansen and Alison Ragguette share more than just the space in their current show at the V Gallery […]
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Cathy Akers: A Utopia for Some at Pitzer College Art Galleries

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Cathy Akers: A Utopia for Some at Pitzer College Art Galleries
Cathy Akers, A Utopia for Some, Pitzer College Art Galleries; Photo credit: Sydney Walters Cathy Akers: A Utopia for Some: Morningstar and Wheeler’s Ranches Reconsidered through March 28th Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont By: Sydney Walters In her exhibit A Utopia for Some: Morningstar and Wheeler’s Ranches Reconsidered, Cathy Akers probes into the psyche of […]
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Australian artist Brook Andrew appointed Artistic Director of 22nd Biennale of Sydney – profile

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Australian artist Brook Andrew appointed Artistic Director of 22nd Biennale of Sydney – profile
The 22nd edition of the Biennale of Sydney will take place in 2020. Brooke Andrew is one of Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary artists and his appointment in June 2018 puts the artist at the centre of the Biennale of Sydney’s next edition in 2020. Brook Andrew. Photograph: Zan Wimberley. An Interdisciplinary Artist at the Helm of […]
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“ARABÉCÉDAIRE”: building a syncretic artistic vocabulary with Egyptian modernist Hamed Abdalla – artist profile

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“ARABÉCÉDAIRE”: building a syncretic artistic vocabulary with Egyptian modernist Hamed Abdalla – artist profile
Earlier this year, Mosaic Rooms in London presented ‘ARABÉCÉDAIRE,’ the first exhibition in the UK by the significant Egyptian modernist Hamed Abdalla. Art Radar looks at the artist’s practice and the works in the show, constructed from Abdalla’s own extensive archive. Hamed Abdalla, ‘Arabécédaire’, installation view at The Mosaic Rooms, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg. Image […]
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