Saint Celluloid

Silver (detail) - Kalliope Amorphous

Artist’s Statement: Saint Celluloid is a series of self-portraits exploring both the vulnerability and immortality of the film star as well as the potentially oppressive and regressive culture of fame. These images were Inspired by the idea of instrumental transcommunication (ITC), a term coined by Ernst Senkowski in the 1970s to refer to communication through […]

Collages by Carlyle Baker

Kathmandu (detail) by Carlyle Baker

Artist’s Statement: we are here to go we had to do what we did or we couldn’t do it.

several operatic productions flattening the thinking portion of the tongue

withdrawn from stock (detail) / Irina & Silviu Székely

Artists’ Statement:This series of works is somehow a playful dialogue with art history, perhaps an involuntary attempt to re-evaluate our contemporary attitudes towards the authenticity and “immortality” of what is called a “Work of Art”; to bring into a parallel relationship our joyous and unattainable (mis)understanding of what is Modern and what Walter Benjamin calls […]

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 […]

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 […]

I’m For an Art

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1982 SoHo Painting can be an evil mistress. She can love you tender and she can love you raunchy, and she can rip your guts apart. When you put that last stroke on your canvas and you know you’ve done it right, and you step back to look at what you’ve done, a deep sigh […]

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 […]