Dreams, Reflections of the City: Paintings by Ricker Winsor

Mumble Jumble (detail) - Ricker Winsor

Artist’s statement: People ask how it is that I am living in Bali and making paintings of the city; a good question. I grew up in and around New York City and lived in other cities as well. All of those early impressions, and later ones inspired by looking out at Dhaka, Bangladesh from the […]

Diorama: Photographs by Ido Abramsohn

Ido Abramsohn - Welcome to Lebanon 2 (detail)

Artist’s Statement Models of Israeli soldiers and Palestinian insurgents and civilians were photographed and enlarged to human size. The new scale of the models casts the original meaning of the images in doubt, and enables us to scrutinize the stereotypical perception of the image of the “good” and “bad” soldier, as well as to examine […]

3 paintings by Merlin Flower

Day Owl (detail) by merlin flower

Leisure Scenes 0-11, by bruno neiva

Leisure Scene 0 (detail) by bruno neiva

Leisure Scenes is an on-going series of acrylic / mixed media paintings and collages. Textured with a confined use of colour and built on abstract imagery, Leisure Scenes is a set of playful scenes of pure unengaged leisure. media: acrylic on canvas-covered MDF panel / mixed media on canvas-covered MDF panel year: 2012 series: Leisure […]

Book Review: Hijos de la Selva: Sons of the Forest

Hijos de la Selva: Sons of the Forest

In the early part of the 20th century photographer Edward Curtis was funded by American businessman J. P. Morgan to undertake the extensive task of making a photographic record of Native Americans across the United States. While some of these photos are undeniably powerful and poignant, the motivation behind them of creating a portrait of […]

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