Archive for January, 2010

A few moments of entertaining craziness at Stefanie Gutheil’s show, Kopftheater at Mike Weiss Gallery in NYC, until February 20, 2010.

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Andrzej Zielinski, 1!, 2005, oil on panel, 20″ x 20″

Andrzej Zielinski is a young painter who splits his time between Brooklyn and Kansas City.  He has recently had solo exhibits at the Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City and DCKT Gallery in New York.  Zielinski was kind enough to answer some questions for us about his work.

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I was born in Kansas City and raised there.  I enjoyed art when I was young but never thought of being an artist.  After (more…)

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Judith Raphael


Judith Raphael

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Some links for the weekend

From The Edge: David Dalrymple, “Knowledge Is Out, Focus Is In and People Are Everywhere”

From Science & Creativity from Studio 360: “A Tale of Two Brains”

From Artcritical: Drew Lowenstein on  “Morphological Mutiny”

A fantastic artblog I’ve been meaning to link to,  Art Inconnu (sadly inactive for almost a month).

I’ve never figured out why minimal/geometric has such a strong presence in the blog-world.  There’s a lot of it out there that’s thought-provoking and fun to look at.  Joanne Mattera shows a lot of great stuff in that arena.   Visual Discrepancies is a recent discovery.

Also, Jonah Lehrer has an article about how the brain responds to music.  I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to link these findings of how music works on our brains to the way that a lot of exciting minimal/geometric does.

Two Coats has more Allison Schulnik.  Hello My Name is Art does too, but I think the more recent post considering influence as  an aspect of art is the one to look in on.

A fantastic non-artblog, Awesome Tapes from Africa.

UPDATE:  One more link, a Bronzino slideshow from the NYT.

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Allison Schulnik talks to Daily Serving.

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Joey BorovickaHomesick Blues, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, January 19-February 26, 2010.  More Joey Borovicka on MWC.

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image from untitled, 2007, C Print, 17″ x 24″

Sarah Knobel is a photographer working in Washington DC.  Her work blends a distressing Middle American adolescent ordinariness with settings and situations of glamor, fashion and fantasy.  It’s a mash up that is equally funny and sad.  Knobel’s most frequent subject is the self-portrait.  And, even though she may appear dressed up, covered in glitter or otherwise ‘in character’, it is very possibly the inclusion of herself in the work that keeps the work from taking a cynical or satirical view of its principle elements.

In anticipation of the exhibit Playful Things (also featuring artists Magda Gluszek, Sharon Shapiro and Christina Vantzou) at the university of Central Missouri’s Gallery of Art, Sarah Knobel was kind enough to answer some questions about her work for us:

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I was raised in Texas.  I went to a Baptist private school until 8th grade.  My parents moved us to a border town, Harlingen, TX . There were no private schools in the area, so I got to attend public school.  I wore Nirvana t-shirts  (more…)

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Vincent Desiderio, Soaking, 2005, oil on linen, 71.5″ x 78.5″, in the collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City.  The painting can be seen in the exhibit Volunteer Voices:  Selections from the Collection of the Kemper Museum until April 25, 2010.  More Vincent Desiderio.

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Kim Piotrowski:  Crowns at 65 Grand in Chicago, January 8-February 13, 2010.

More Kim Piotrowski on MWC.

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“…the parts that are harder to control, the more abstract places, I think those are really where the best parts are.”  An great interview about getting bored and the weirdness of realism with the Portland-based painter Storm Tharp at Daily Serving.

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