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Otherworldly Vistas and Noble Portraits Celebrate Life’s Mysteries in Sherman Beck’s Vibrant Paintings

 Art #painting #portraits June 6, 2022 Kate Mothes “Portrait of Shirley Chisholm” (2022). All images © Sherman Beck, courtesy of Kavi Gupta and shared with permission One of the original ten members of the groundbreaking Chicago-based artist collective AFRICOBRA founded in 1968, Sherman Beck paints vibrant portrayals of Black family, ancestry, and community that …

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Nature and Nostalgia Merge in Assemblages Made from Vintage Boxes by David Cass

 Art #assemblage #climate #painting #vintage #water #waves June 1, 2022 Kate Mothes All images © David Cass, shared with permission In the multi-media works of artist David Cass, memories and tokens of bygone eras are assembled into compositions that evoke both nostalgia for the past and serve as a reminder of fluctuations in nature …

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Minimal Lines Contour the Expressive Women in Luciano Cian’s Bold Portraits

 Art Illustration #acrylic #digital #painting #portraits #posters and prints May 27, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Luciano Cian, shared with permission Rendered in sparse, sweeping lines and textured shapes, the women of Luciano Cian’s Tête portraits embody proximity and escape from formality. The digital series, short for tête-a-tête, is the latest in the …

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Paper Constructions Confine Skeletons to Uncanny Spaces in Jason Limon’s Paintings

 Art #acrylic #anatomy #painting #paper #skeleton #skulls May 26, 2022 Grace Ebert “Cramped” (2022), acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches. All images © Jason Limon, shared with permission San Antonio-based artist Jason Limon (previously) conjures paper sculptures of 18th Century-style gowns, organs, and hollowed skulls with acrylic paint. The uncanny structures trap his …

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PRIME: A Behemoth New Book Surveys A Broad Segment of Millennial Artists Working Today

 Art Photography #books #installation #painting #sculpure May 12, 2022 Grace Ebert Tau Lewis. All images courtesy of Phaidon, shared with permission Across nearly 450 pages, PRIME: Art’s Next Generation offers a broad and insightful survey of the Millenials defining the future of the art world. As its title suggests, the massive tome is a …

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Flora and Fauna Assume Eccentric Guises in Bill Mayer’s Wryly Playful Portraits

 Art Illustration #animals #art history #gouache #painting #portraits #still life May 11, 2022 Kate Mothes “The Wakening”. All images © Bill Mayer, shared with permission Royal frogs, masquerading lemurs, and florals with human faces are just some of the eccentric characters in acclaimed illustrator Bill Mayer’s (previously) gouache paintings. The traditional aesthetic of European …

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Traditional Portraits Are Reimagined in an Exploration of Concealment and Identity by Shawn Huckins

 Art #acrylic painting #art history #clothing #painting #portraits #textiles May 5, 2022 Kate Mothes “The Artist’s Wardrobe, Mary Greene (after Copley)” (2022). All images © Shawn Huckins, shared with permission A new series of paintings by New Hampshire-based artist Shawn Huckins (previously) proposes thinking about how we wear clothing and textiles in a fresh …

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Evening Sunlight Blankets the Dense Los Angeles Hills in an Ethereal Glow in Seth Armstrong’s Paintings

 Art #landscapes #Los Angeles #oil painting #painting April 29, 2022 Grace Ebert “Green” (2021), oil on wood panel, 66 x 66 inches Los Angeles-based artist Seth Armstrong (previously) gravitates toward saturated palettes of greens and blues to render the steep, hilly landscapes of his hometown. Evening sunsets bathe the staggered houses, trees, and sloping …

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Through Blocks of Geometric Color, Artist Derrick Adams Celebrates the Joy of Self-Expression

 Art #acrylic #graphite #hair #painting #wigs April 22, 2022 Grace Ebert “Style Variation 35” (2020), acrylic paint and graphite on digital inkjet photograph, 245.1 x 153 x 4.4 centimeters. All images © Derrick Adams, courtesy Salon 94, New York In Looks, artist Derrick Adams references the immense potential of a wig to alter an …

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In ‘King Pleasure,’ Family Stories and Personal Artifacts Illuminate Basquiat’s Life and Work

 Art #art history #drawing #exhibition #painting April 11, 2022 Grace Ebert All images by Ivane Katamashvili, shared with permission An expansive exhibition sprawling through the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Chelsea offers an intimate and holistic glimpse at the life that inspired Jean-Michel Basquiat’s body of work. Opened Saturday, King Pleasure is curated by the artist’s …

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