Teeth of the Sea

Chum Bucket, 2013 (detail) / photo by Maggie Shannon

Artist’s Statement: Maggie Shannon grew up in Martha’s Vineyard, a Massachusetts island best known as a summer beach colony. Teeth of the Sea explores Islanders’ ambivalent relationship with the sea and with outsiders by focusing on the enduring memory of two historical events: the 1969 tragic drowning of Mary Jo Kopeckne, which ended the presidential […]

Finding Faces: A Century of African-American Portraiture in Philadelphia, Feb. 2014

FindingFaces - A Century of African American Portraiture

click to see larger image First-Time Showing of Private Collection of Portraits by and of African- Americans Debuts as Part of Black History Month “Finding Faces: A Century of African-American Portraiture,” is a selection of artworks that will debut at the University City Arts League gallery in cooperation with the Diartspora Gallery, from January 31 […]

Book Review – Dreams before Extinction by Naeemeh Naeemaei

Dreams before Extinction by Naeemeh Naeemaei

It’s hard for us in the West not to have misconceptions of what life is like in countries where our perceptions are shaped entirely by what we read in the media. This is especially true of those countries which have attempted to isolate themselves and their populace from what they consider our corrupting influence. I […]

BIOMES: Paintings by Jonathan Matteson

BIOMES (detail) by Jonathan Matteson

Artist’s statement: “I believe that artists are storytellers. As a bassist, I have spent more than a decade of my life refining how to communicate various thoughts and feelings through sound. Now as a visual artist, my goal is to impart sensual and intellectual experiences through sight as well. Furthermore, my interests in spirituality, individualism, […]

Rock Art – Photographs by Fabio Sassi

Rock Art (detail) by Fabio Sassi

Color and Space

Dreaming Trinidad (detail) - painting by Ricker Winsor

Artist’s Statement: This is the direction I am working in now- non objective abstraction. Color is the subject but it needs a structure; not so easy in this way of working. Surface texture is important. And, beyond that one tries to create space and depth, if possible, using all the principles and elements of art […]

Spotlight: Modern Photographer Emmet Gowin

EMMET GOWIN Edith, Chinoteague, Virginia, 1967

When many people think of modern art, images of abstract paintings and impressive landscapes come to mind. However, art is not limited to merely what is painted on a canvas, but also what can be captured in a moment. Photography allows talented individuals can immortalize an entire sensation, with a simple click of a button. […]

7 Abstract paintings by Alec Clayton

Dervish (detail) by Alec Clayton

Artist’s Statement: These are abstract paintings through which I have attempted to capture the feel, but not necessarily the look, of movement of animals and people in nature, combining the gestures of abstract expressionism with patterning, and with an emphasis on color and texture.

Shadows: Art by Anthony Flynn

Shadowplay II by Anthony Flynn (detail)

Artist’s statement: Every action leaves an imprint. In the modern world of technology, these shadows can be permanent.

New Abstract Paintings from Bali

My Drone (detail) by Ricker Winsor

Artists’s Statement: These are my new paintings in oil and oil pastel, rather small at 11 x 14 to 16 x 20. I want to start gradually working bigger. It has taken almost 6 months of trying to get back into the flow because of the transition from Trinidad to Bali but I am in […]