Art News: Iranian Art Not a Hit in U.S., David Aylsworth Abstracts & New Bravo Reality Show Featuring Battling Artists

5 Jun
2010

U.S. TELLS IRANIAN ART ‘WE’RE JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU’

The first ever US sale of Iranian contemporary art was held in New York last month, but met with a lukewarm response.

Despite the world’s largest Iranian expatriate community, the US market for contemporary Iranian art “is still in its infancy”, said Rizvi-Khursheed, particularly in comparison with cities like Dubai and London where there have been dedicated sales of Middle Eastern contemporary art, including Iran, since 2005. Read whole article: artnewspaper

DAVID AYLSWORTH’S ABSTRACTS PAINTINGS ON SHOW IN DALLAS

The opening of That Thing That Makes Vines Prefer to Cling, an exhibition of new abstract paintings by David Aylsworth, is currently on show at the Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas and runs through June 12, 2010.  This is Aylswoth’s third exhibition with the gallery.

Aylsworth was born in Tiffin, Ohio in 1966. He received a B.F.A. degree from Kent State University in 1989. David Aylsworth was one of seven recipients of an Artadia Award Houston. He was also awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County in 2005. Many articles about his work have been published in noteworthy publications such as; Art Lies, Art in America, House Beautiful, The Dallas Morning News, and Fort Worth Star-Telegram. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Dallas Museum of Art, The Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, The Art Museum of South East Texas in Beaumont, and the El Paso Museum of Art.  He currently resides in Houston.

BRAVO’S NEW REALITY SHOW PITS ARTISTS AGAINST ONE ANOTHER

Leave it to Bravo, king of all reality channels, to come up with this idea…”Work of Art: The Next Great Artist”. The art world isn’t already wrought with extreme competition and clique-ishness as it is, they have to take 14 artists have them paint it out for all the world to see.

“The whole point of the show is that there is no right opinion. Everyone has their own subjective view” said Dan Cutforth, one of the executive producers. How profound. Read whole article: artdaily

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