The Potent Realism of Robert Pruitt’s Black Portraiture

The Potent Realism of Robert Pruitt’s Black Portraiture

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The Potent Realism of Robert Pruitt’s Black Portraiture
Robert Pruitt, “Usher Board President” (2018), charcoal, conté, and coffee on paper, 84 x 60 inches (image courtesy the artist and Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Seattle) LOS ANGELES — Robert Pruitt is an artist devoted to draftsmanship and in the last several years he has doubled down on his drawing, achieving a new level of mastery. Devotion, […]
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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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The Pop Culture-Infused Paintings of Dave Pollot

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The Pop Culture-Infused Paintings of Dave Pollot
Dave Pollot revitalizes thrift store paintings with surreal or pop culture-centered flourishes. The artist recently painted giant banana duct taped to an existing mountainous backdrop for a piece auctioned for charity. The reason: Pollot says these conversations “can happen while people have little or nothing to eat.” More
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The Drawings of Catriona Secker

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The Drawings of Catriona Secker
In her graphite drawings and paintings, Catriona Secker finds inspiration in biology textbooks and vintage natural history tomes. In the drawing above, in particular, the artist said she found inspiration in the reproductive system of a cockroach. Secker, whose work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Australia, and beyond, is based in Sydney. More
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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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San Francisco Will Raise Maya Angelou Sculpture

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San Francisco Will Raise Maya Angelou Sculpture
Lava Thomas’s proposal, called “Portrait of a Phenomenal Women” (all images courtesy the San Francisco Arts Commission) The celebrated poet and novelist Maya Angelou is slated to return to her one-time home of San Francisco as a new monument — part of the city’s plan to close the gender gap between public art representing historical […]
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Brice Marden’s Intuitive Formalism

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Brice Marden’s Intuitive Formalism
Brice Marden, “Cold Mountain Study (#34)” (1988-91), ink on MBM Ingres d’Arches paper, 7 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches (all images courtesy of ‘T’ Space) RHINEBECK, NY — Once there were formalists: critics and artists who looked for the meaning of art in the forms of art. On the American scene, the word summons up Clement […]
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The Trouble with Renoir’s Nudes

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The Trouble with Renoir’s Nudes
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, “Young Woman Braiding Her Hair (1876), oil on canvas, 22 1/16 × 18 1/8 inches, National Gallery of Art, Washington. Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection (all images courtesy The Clark Institute) WILLIAMSTOWN, Massachusetts — Magnificently installed in the spacious, well-lit basement galleries of the new Clark Center, designed by Tadao Ando, one could hardly […]
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The Disturbing Greatness of Hyman Bloom

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The Disturbing Greatness of Hyman Bloom
Hyman Bloom, “Christmas Tree” (1983), oil on canvas, 60 1/4 x 46 inches (all images courtesy Alexandre Gallery) In the late 1970s, I began hearing a number of artists talk about Albert Pinkham Ryder and Marsden Hartley. Guided by the testimonies of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, they looked back to these early American […]
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A Prophet of the Coming Electronic and Mechanical Realities

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A Prophet of the Coming Electronic and Mechanical Realities
Installation view of Theatre of Metamorphoses (courtesy Centre Pompidou-Metz) METZ, France; BASEL, Switzerland — The Centre Pompidou-Metz and Museum Tinguely have joined together to present a remarkably diverse and prolific two-part exhibition devoted to the German artist Rebecca Horn. Horn’s stimulating body of work, begun in the late 1960s, consists of conceptually based, process-oriented, prosthetic […]
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Faith Ringgold’s Painted and Sewn Survey of United States History

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Faith Ringgold’s Painted and Sewn Survey of United States History
Faith Ringgold, “American Collection #1: We Came to America” (1997), Acrylic on canvas, 74.5 x 79.5 in, 189.2 x 201.9 cm (Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Art by Women Collection, Gift of Linda Lee Alter) LONDON — For almost 60 years, Faith Ringgold has delicately interwoven the autobiographical and archetypal, […]
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Facebook Settles 8-Year Case With Teacher Who Posted Courbet’s “Origin of the World”

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Facebook Settles 8-Year Case With Teacher Who Posted Courbet’s “Origin of the World”
Illustration by Hyperallergic After an eight-year legal battle full of twists and turns, Facebook agreed to settle a case with Frédéric Durand-Baïssas, a French kindergarten teacher who sued the company for suspending his account after he posted Gustave Courbet’s nude painting “L’Origine du monde” (“The Origin of the World,” 1866). The social media giant will […]
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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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Barbara Stauffacher Solomon Has Been Shaking Up Design for Seven Decades

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Barbara Stauffacher Solomon Has Been Shaking Up Design for Seven Decades
Barbara Stauffacher Solomon at LAXART, May 31, 2019 (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) LOS ANGELES — “Everybody enjoyed mixing things up until everything looked alike,” writes Barbara Stauffacher Solomon in her illustrated book, Making the Invisible Visible. It is a characteristically contrarian statement for the designer and artist who has been mixing things up […]
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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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Artist Spotlight: Rico White

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Artist Spotlight: Rico White
Rico White                                         Rico White’s Website Rico White on Instagram
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Artist Spotlight: Justin Yoon

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Artist Spotlight: Justin Yoon
Justin Yoon                                                     Justin Yoon’s Website Justin Yoon on Instagram
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Artist Spotlight: Dylan Gebbia-Richards

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Artist Spotlight: Dylan Gebbia-Richards
                                                                Dylan Gebbia-Richards’s Website Dylan Gebbia-Richards on Instagram
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