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A Roving Locus: A Conversation with Amy Adler

Virginia Broersma | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Amy Adler's latest project, "Location," which is currently on view at ACME in Los Angeles, includes large scale oil pastel drawings created from photographs she took while scouting for a film, that may or may not ever be made.

I Asked 20 Coworkers To Draw The United States. Most Couldn't.

Thrillist | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Gianni Jaccoma Learning the 50 states was a part of every American student's grade school curriculum; whether or not you thought Alaska and...

A Roving Locus

Virginia Broersma | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

This has been a regular consideration in Adler's work: alluding to things unseen while complicating singular definitions of her subjects and mediums.

Chasing the Proverbial Rabbit's Foot

Wendy Francis | Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents
Wendy Francis

"Nicholas, did you do this?" I exclaimed. He smiled and nodded. "It's fantastic! I love it. This part looks like the Empire State Building," I said, perhaps a little too eagerly. He peered at it closely, then shrugged. "Maybe."

Finding Soul in LA: Five Creative Adventures in the City

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 11.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Roxie Sarhangi

I love taking classes. I love learning. Since graduating college, I've signed up for courses all over LA, from UCLA Extension's writing seminars (they're great!) to improv workshops at The Groundlings (good too!). And I won't even get into all the acting classes I have experienced.

Egon Schiele: Portraits at Neue Galerie

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Just as Sigmund Freud upended and challenged the way society viewed the psyche and sexuality in fin-de-siècle Vienna -- Schiele reached the same results with emotionally charged works that reflected his inner turmoil, desires, and fantasies.

Peregrine Honig's Unicorn Considers Myths and Transitions

Blair Schulman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Long known as an artist with a wide following, Peregrine Honig presents a mutli-fold exhibition of ideas on narcissism, sexuality and identity for her first Kansas City solo exhibition in a decade at Haw Contemporary.

Master Class

Daniel Maidman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Steven Assael said always to consider the interior of things. He drew a parallel between the literal interior volume of a form, and the internal meaning of art. He said this meaning was a precious liquid, and the artwork itself the vessel.

Disney's Classic Animal Characters Would Make Pretty Adorable Humans

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts

We've seen Disney characters reimagined as lawless badasses and high-fashion models. We know what they might look like as another gender, a different ...

Christine Weir: Life on Earth

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

The first of many surprises in the work of Christine Weir are the acrobatic surface variations she achieves using only graphite.

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.

Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.06

j.frede | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Leaving at first light with the dew covered drawing machine lashed to the cabins roof we motoring out of Wick Harbor. Soon we were sailing under full sail south bound with an incredible sunrise off our portside.

Drawn at Sea -- Drawing no.05

j.frede | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Once out to sea we changed our bearing for south and sailed down the coast of Hoy. Its majestic cliffs were stunning and soon the famous "Old Man of Hoy" came into view.

Drawn At Sea: Drawing no.04

j.frede | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
j.frede

After lashing down the drawing machine at the ships bow we sailed out of Pierowall Marina at 9:40am, two hours later than we had intended to sail due to heavy fog.

Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.03

j.frede | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Today we sailed around the entirety of the island of Papa Westray. Onboard aside from the Clipperton Crew is IVANOV, CHAN and their young daughter.

Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.02

j.frede | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
j.frede

I loaded the drawing machine while we were grounded in Sanday's Otters Wick bay. Housed in its rope case and tied down to the cabins roof I suspect there will be more movement at this position on the boat.

Patricia Terrell-O'Neal on the ImageBlog

Patricia Terrell-O'Neal | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts
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Patricia Terrell-O'Neal

Title: Holding Proud Description: Life Portrait Drawing of African American Female Medium: brown and black ink with white gouache on pink agora...

Windshield Decal Semiotics and Doctrinaire Cultism in the Artwork of Brendan Donnelly

Annabel Osberg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The title of Brendan Donnelly's first exhibition at Paul Loya Gallery, "How To Be A Magician In Your Spare Time," is something of a misnomer--the show has little to do with magic. However, the emptiness of the titular promise is itself an ironic trick in keeping with the artist's skepticism of magisterial charlatanry.

Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.01

j.frede | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
j.frede

At 11:23, I loaded the drawing machine with Drawing No.01, shortly after we left port.

A Conversation With Grace Graupe-Pillard

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Her work is infused with the concerns of the outsider, the downtrodden, the marginalized and the oppressed. War, social justice and a call for an acknowledgement of the world's ills permeate her material.

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.

16 Beautiful Life Lessons From The Pen Of A Children's Book Illustrator

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts

Be real with us for a second. Have you ever gotten bleary-eyed while sneaking a peek at a picture book designated for your son or daughter or sister o...

Worship at the Temple of Art

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

A new documentary shows audiences the peaks and valleys behind the curtain of the creative life, from the point of view of some of the most popular independent artists in the world.

'The Most Beautiful Drawing Ever': Pegasus (1987) by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Pegasus" (1987) has always intimidated me. It was usually one of the last works I showed students when I taught Basquiat, and I never said much about it. Its massive size, allover writing and symbols overwhelmed me.

This Is What Happens When Doodles Grow Up

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts

Even the most imaginative of adult artists can't compete with some of the effortless and strangely brilliant doodles of a child. Admit it, no matter h...