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Gladys Nilsson's Bulging Watercolored Women Cannot Be Contained

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts

For some reason, the medium of watercolor -- you know, when pigments are suspended in a water-soluble vehicle -- has, over time, attracted association...

Surreal Collages Are Basically 1950s Advertisements On Acid

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts

In the 1950s, the American Dream was the picture perfect image of domestic bliss, often including immaculate aprons, high heels, piping hot ham and pe...

This Powerful 'Black Odyssey' Blends Greek Myth And Modern Harlem

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts

If you happen to be studying at New York's Columbia University this fall you, like many other students around the world, will be assigned to read Home...

Visual Art Is Vibrant at Life Is Beautiful Festival 2014

JK Russ | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
JK Russ

"Love is Power. Power is Life. Life is Beautiful." The words are scrawled in red, encircling a cut out of a large, purple cactus flower. Pasted to the wall, the flower is surrounded by hundreds of other natural desert elements, with hand-written messages.

Part and Parcel: Danielle Krysa

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 10.30.2014 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

Krysa is an accomplished selector of detail, in both her own artwork and her efforts to champion other artists. Her joy in making and sharing art is evident in Collage -- the pieces in this book are playful, inventive, and utterly inspiring.

A Conversation With Derrick Adams

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

In September, "Derrick Adams: Live and in Color," opened at the Tilton Gallery in Manhattan. I sat down with Adams in Brooklyn, to talk about his work and career trajectory.

A Room Is a Cage, The World a Zoo in the Collages of Vikky Alexander

Annabel Osberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The photo-collages in Vikky Alexander's first show at Wilding Cran Gallery, titled Theatergarden Bestiarium, are spare. In each, one or more cutout images of toy animals are overlaid onto a photo of a sumptuous historical site devoid of people.

Artist Merges Genders With Her Late Lover As Ultimate Artistic Collaboration (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts

Warning: This post contains nudity and graphic imagery, and may not be appropriate for work. If you are not familiar with the epic tale of the arti...

St. Louis Unites: A Dream of Freedom Songs

Basil Kincaid | Posted 10.29.2014 | Black Voices
Basil Kincaid

While music and art are entertaining, this is not entertainment. This is the residue of what I feel to be a spiritual and physical quest for a freedom that we can all share.

Mining Creativity From a Secondhand Store: The Clayton Brothers at Mark Moore Gallery

Annabel Osberg | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The exhibition's color scheme is gaudy and disjunctive like the colors of a thrift store's multiplicity of objects. The Claytons' palette is skillfully mismatched in a tongue-in-cheek nod to the untrained chromatic discord of paintings found in secondhand stores.

Ferguson, Police Brutality and the Longsuffering of Open Eyes

Basil Kincaid | Posted 10.18.2014 | Black Voices
Basil Kincaid

Long is the suffering of Open eyes, Ones that see the last flickers of light as another brother dies, taken from the night like a star in broad day.

California Dreaming at Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles

Annabel Osberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

"California Dreaming" at Paul Loya Gallery, is as refreshing as its title and the swimming pool pictured on its postcard seem to imply.

Reality and Imagination: Photo Collage on Coney Island

Julie Grahame | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Julie Grahame

For this ongoing project titled "Reality and Imagination," photographer Leslie Jean-Bart spends hours at Coney Island, studying the sea, the sand, the boardwalk, the people, their interactions.

Busting It Out

Virginia Broersma | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Bettina Hubby is an interdisciplinary artist with an impulse towards collaboration and integrating daily life into her art (and vice versa), all with large doses of humor.

Childhood Cartoons Get An Awesomely Disturbing Makeover

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.03.2014 | Arts

If you were to try and piece together your memories of childhood, from the cartoon characters who graced your morning television screens and nighttime...

Why Mickalene Thomas Is Art History's Plastic Surgeon

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.26.2014 | Arts

We like to think of Mickalene Thomas as an interior decorator of art history. Instead of delving into some drab real estate as a fixer upper, she sets...

Exploring Concealment and Display Through Counter-Camouflage and Corporeal Collage

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

Though their focus and techniques differ, both artists, Mike Parillo and Ashkan Honarvar, explore notions of concealment and display in pictures that straddle balefulness and beauty.

Meet The Mix Master Of Brooklyn Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Like spinning multiple vinyl platters at 78, 45, and 33 RPMs on old beige school library record players, this is a low-fi mix master whose visual styl...

Unmasked Street Artist Scales NYC Bridge To Display Mesmerizing Installation

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Looks like Judith Supine is probably having a helluva week. He unmasked himself publicly for all, opened a new gallery show, climbed a NYC bridge over...

Patricia Terrell-O'Neal on the ImageBlog

Patricia Terrell-O'Neal | Posted 03.27.2014 | Arts
Patricia Terrell-O'Neal

Title: Remembering Description: Life Drawing/Collage of Male Figure Medium: black ink wash, colored inks and collage on cream rag paper Dimensions...

Joyce Kozloff's Cradles to Conquests: Mapping American Military History

Daniel Gerwin | Posted 05.14.2014 | Arts
Daniel Gerwin

The array of collaged figures is at times amusing, with ancient-looking line drawings of scholars and peasants juxtaposed with futuristic alien warriors, lending a breath of silliness to the proceedings.

These Butterflies May Look Innocent, But They Have An X-Rated Secret

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.28.2014 | Arts

Initially, Truong Tran's multimedia works feel sweet, innocent and tinged with nostalgia, like uncovering one of your favorite children's books you ha...

This Is What Celebrity Icons Would Look Like As Cartoons

Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts

Everyone who's ever cried their eyes out to "The Lion King" -- read: everyone -- has likely pondered which member of the animated world would be their...

Wangechi Mutu on the ImageBlog

Wangechi Mutu | Posted 02.12.2014 | Arts
Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu, A Funny Kind of Scent, 2012. Mixed media and collage on linoleum, 24 x 30 inches. Image courtesy of the Artist and Susanne Vielmetter...

Meet The Original Face Of Punk Feminism

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Dada artists of the early 20th century were constantly deconstructing the imagery around them, using scissors and glue to craft new objects from munda...