Press Release: For the first time the Brooklyn Museum is inviting visitors to get directly involved in choosing the programs that will be presented at its popular Target First Saturdays event. From July 1 to 31, members of the public may log on to www.brooklynmuseum.org and nominate performers, musicians, films, books, and DJs that they would like [...]
WHY PAINTING SUCCEED WHERE WORDS FAIL Luc Tuymans (Photo: Grant Delin, courtesy David Zwirner, New York) Luc Tuymans has painted figurative works since the mid 1980s and few artists can be as closely identified with a particular palette. His taste for mouldy pastels, cool greys and dead plaster white make for blurred, obtuse images. This [...]
James Franco‘s solo art show titled “The Dangerous Book Four Boys” incorporates sculpture, photography, drawing, film and video all of which centers on ideas of boyhood and the sexual awakening of the early teenage years. The exhibit is at the Clocktower Gallery in New York (the PS1-affiliated space) and has been described by the Wall Street Journal as “sort [...]
Art Barter is a platform for free exchange between artists and the public. The first Art Barter show was held in November 2009 at The Rag Factory in London where 50 artworks were on display without artist’s names, titles, prices or descriptions being attached, thus leaving the viewer open to a pure aesthetical interpretation. After [...]
The 2nd Annual Steampunk Bizarre Art Exhibit opens July 9 and will run through July 16, 2010 at the Hartford Art Space. The exhibition will feature the work of 23 local and international artists to share their vision of what Steampunk is and will be. The Exhibit will be alive with sights and sounds of [...]
Decaying bodies, gas mask art and more of the macabre can be seen in paintings by singer Marilyn Manson at the Kunsthalle Vienna’s upcoming exhibition “Genealogies of Pain”. Joining his work will be David Lynch’s several short films that are meant to provide a sort of aesthetic and historical context for the rocker’s paintings.
Fresh Hybrid, by Sandy Skoglund, is an installation and photograph that explores the shifting boundaries between life and lifelike by fabricating an artificial landscape. Replacing blades of grass with pipe cleaners and bark with wool fibers, the materials strive to transform nature into a cornucopia of human pleasure with ubiquitous soft and fluffy surfaces. As [...]