In order to fully understand and appreciate Rubin's recent work, I recently asked her to tell me about her background, the long path of her career, and her recent interest in aerial views.
"My painting process is something I develop as I go; an intuitive map, sometimes unknown to my consciousness. I mostly feel what I am trying to say, but I can't quite think or imagine it until it becomes real. Every finished painting is a surprise revelation to me."
Chris Beas "MP 4/4 1988" 2010 Die cast metal, acrylic on canvas on panel 21 1/4 x 35 3/4 x 7 inches Image courtesy of Martha Otero Gallery...
An accent color wall or an interior room repaint will liven up a home. With little money and just a day or a weekend, your house can have new a new look and a new life. Be adventurous!
No matter what you call it, we are talking about the emergence of an authentic perspective in our culture that demands our attention. It comes about out of a need that our society has and that need is being filled.
About ten years ago, American painter Greg Miller admitted the truth -- that he's a Pop artist -- and it felt good to own it.
Tired of the toxicity of hate, and disturbed by the carnage of rockets and bombs, I decided to make a mini-pilgrimage of peace to the final resting place of Khalil Gibran.
The installation looked amazing and the salon-style stacking of works added to the shows feeling of energy and eclecticism. That is just what I wanted the show to feel like: a big loose conversation between contrasting works and approaches.
In conducting my monthly survey of commercial gallery shows this month I was struck by the amount of representational work on view, and even more so by the "academic" rigor much of it evinces.
Imagine being seen for who you really are, inhabiting space as a central figure in the narration. In this powerful interview American artist Kerry James Marshall talks about how he explores the presence and absence of the black figure in art history.
Across all surfaces but especially the flesh, Jason Shawn Alexander unleashes a veritable riot of pigment.
Bassel deliberately omits the artworks that bring these people together. She works with the unruliness of the material to feature delicate distinctions and quiet moments
In this age of selfie culture, what does it mean when the subject has much more to say beyond what's visible on the outside?
There's a certain kind of person that hears I'm an artist and responds, "Cool, I've taken some art classes." I usually bite my tongue, but it also mak...
She paints. She writes. She welds. She wears men's Tony Lama cowboy boots and dangly turquoise earrings that fly through her long black hair when the wind blows.
Schneider's backgrounds are night-black, with dominant figures (sometimes in watery deeps) that include a one-eyed woman in a bathing suit with a crescent moon and a horned staring mask.