November, 2008

Anthony Goicolea

For many folks, a family get-together is more of a responsibility than a choice activity of leisure. While people so often take their own family’s traditions and history for granted, artist Anthony Goicolea chooses to dig extensively into his for inspiration in his exhibition series, Related. A recent trip to Cuba connected the Atlanta-born, Pratt Institute-educated, first generation American to his cultural and familial past,[.....]

Insights

It is a truism that artists see the world much differently than other people. But what about those artists whose eyes literally deceive them? It is not thought odd for a gifted musician to be blind, although we often grant them an additional aura of wonder. To be sure, the inability to see does not affect the ability to hear, or listen. A blind person[.....]

Beth Campbell

Beth Campbell is currently showing her latest series of mobiles at the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery in Chelsea. The series is accompanied by a show of large scale portraits by Ben Durham and Storm Tharp. Campbell is an inter-disciplinary artist committed to enhancing our awareness and perception of space through her intriguing objects and installations. Her hanging mobiles have a delicacy and gravity that become increasingly[.....]

Maya Lin

Currently on exhibition at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco is Maya Lin’s latest work, Systematic Landscapes. The exhibition features Lin’s most recent body of work including sculptures, drawings, and installations. In Systematic Landscapes, Lin carefully articulates topographical model-like sculptures of landscapes from ocean floors to mountain tops. Her poetic use of natural materials and scale pays a solemn homage to geography and the natural[.....]

Paris Photo 2008

With Buenos Aires Photo, the international photography fair born of Arte al Dia Internacional, having just wrapped up on November 2nd, the photo world will amass once again in France next week for the opening of Paris Photo, arguably the most important photo fair of the year. This year Paris Photo, which runs November 13th through 16th at the Carrousel Du Louvre, will fix its[.....]

Mend: love, life, & loss

Mend: love, life, & loss, featuring ten nationally recognized fiber artists, opened at the College of Charleston’s Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art on Friday, October 24. Curator Mark Sloan has brought together works substantiated by a variety of non-traditional materials, such as hair, thread, fabric, paper, and plastic, many of which are marginalized by their use as craft supplies or in historically female trades. The[.....]

Sarah Davis

SAKS, a new gallery which opened this year in Geneva, Switzerland is currently presenting a new series of paintings and pastels from New York-based artist Sarah Davis. The artist has rendered this new series of work from specific paparazzi images that unsuspectedly catch young women like Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton in compromising situations. The series focuses as much on the predatory practices[.....]