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Laura Lark Loves You #4: Following The Rules

  (For an introduction to Laura Lark’s advice column, click here.)   Dear Laura, I think I’m ready to approach a gallery about showing my work, and maybe even ask them to represent me as an artist. I’ve heard from older artists that it’s sort of like dating. Is that true? And if it is […]

Laura Lark Loves You #4: Following The Rules

James Fee at Craig Krull

Photography’s greatest Achilles heel may be that it’s too damn illustrative. How then to wrestle the poetry back into a medium which explains so much and leaves so little for interpretation? I was reminded of this re-occuring  struggle when I saw, again, the emotive and evocational prints of James Fee at Craig Krull Gallery. Fee, […]

James Fee, Fly By, 2003, Toned Silver Gelatin Print, 14 x 21 inches

5 from 1: Danielle Riede

5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five sources that are driving their studio practice. The rest is up to you. Danielle Riede (link) Talking to Tecumseh, 2011 artificial flowers recuperated from crafts dimensions variable

5 from 1: Danielle Riede

Alighiero Boetti at the Fowler Museum at UCLA

Pick of the Week for July 25th, 2012 Granted, to write a rave review of a show closing in four days is regretable. But when the art work on display and the curatorial excellence is so remarkable, it would be more of a crime not to sing its praises. The exhibition in question is the […]

Alighiero Boetti Tutto, 1988
Embroidery on fabric 100 x 70 cm Collezione Alessandra Bonomo Photograph courtesy Bonomo Gallery, Rome © Alighiero Boetti Estate by Artists Rights Society (ARS) and Società Italiana di Autori ed Editori (SIAE) 2011

5 from 1: Todd Camplin

5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five sources that are driving their studio practice. The rest is up to you. Todd Camplin (link) 89% of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, 2012 ink on Clayboard 8″ x 10″

5 from 1: Todd Camplin

Francesca Woodman

I was a late-comer to Francesca Woodman‘s pictures but liked them right away. That was around 2003, and Woodman’s surrealism provided me with a lyrical counterpart to René Magritte’s poetically banal imagery. Wrong-headed, probably, but I seem to respond to the vaguely familiar at least as often as I do to the totally new. Reading a new book […]

Francesca Woodman

Found Art: Serbian Groom Trolls for Bride

[This post originally appeared on Glasstire Texas.] The image above and those below were pasted in a document that opened with the following (loosely translated) text: “To all unmarried ones who would like to spend their life by my side and within all the beauties of my home. Please look below at all the magic […]

Found Art: Serbian Groom Trolls for Bride

Frank Stella At Leslie Sacks Contemporary

Pick of the week for June 25th, 2012 Frank Stella has created distinct bodies of work every decade for the past 50 years. His working methodology has defined the template of the contemporary artist-variations on a theme. Whether by his artistic nature or by design, this approach has all but become de rigueur in MFA […]

Frank Stella At Leslie Sacks Contemporary

5 from 1: Rebekah Myers & Tim Berg

5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five sources that are driving their studio practice. The rest is up to you. Rebekah Myers & Tim Berg  (link) Installation in a Valise (Cause & Effect),  2010 earthenware, glaze, gold luster, walnut, Styrofoam, wool felt, black acrylic, spray enamel, brass, velvet 32″ […]

5 from 1: Rebekah Myers & Tim Berg

The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Warhol

For decades now, a sure way for an artist to be irrelevant would be to become an abstract painter, the form having long gone the way of Existentialism, black turtlenecks and angst. At its height in the 1950s and early ‘60s, avant-gardism and abstraction were practically synonymous, but since then very few artists have attempted […]

Andy Warhol, "Rorschach," 1984, Acrylic on linen, 164 x 115 x 2 in. (416.6 x 292.1 x 5.1 cm), Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York