I was drawn to Levinthal's more reductive, minimalist efforts, such as her tiny painting Rearview, presumably depicting the nighttime view from a car rearview mirror; 4 a.m. a nearly all-black painting; and Bean Fingers, likely her impression of an overhead light illuminating string beans on a table, but not remotely so simple.
Several weeks ago I posted images of chairs. A number of people commented that they loved this theme and one suggested this artist. The use of maps is interesting along with the birds. Especially now as so many birds have moved on for the winter. Where are their maps…tucked up under a wing? How do they know where to go? Do they long for the restfulness of the rocking chair?
Iturria was born in Uruguay in 1949. He spent time in Spain and then in 1985 returned to Uruguay. His art is focused primarily on themes of childhood memory. His use of these themes through trompe l’oeil and little stage sets create scenes that are both amusing and hopeful. What he does with shadows… Sometimes I think of Alexander Calder.
Hollis Heichemer –
These are oil paintings done on mylar. Because mylar is so smooth it is difficult to control the paint and…it takes forever to dry as the surface doesn’t breathe at all. She uses the medium to her advantage, creating curious and intricate marks on the surface.
Working in NYC Kroik has just gotten her first New Yorker cover! I often think the best art in the world is appearing on the cover of this magazine. Kroik was born in Russia and raised on the west coast. She paints in gouache, intimate scenes of life in NYC.
I went to one of her interactive exhibits some years ago. Viewers were given primary colored stickers and invited to put them on any surface in the room. Most surfaces were already covered and we simply started a new layer.
“A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement ... Polka dots are a way to infinity.”
—Yayoi Kusuma, in Manhattan Suicide Addict 
Ping is a Chinese artist working in China. I saw his work on line and was mostly drawn to the rich colors. He is a painter and a printmaker. I am drawn to contemporary Asian art in much the same way I’m attracted to Scandinavian design…which is…I dunno???
She says of her work, that you really need to see it. She’s right!
These layered watercolors are finished with a clear acrylic and really do sing! You can view her work at McGowan Fine Arts in Concord NH.
Here’s a quote from Martin Driscoll…
There came a point in my life when I knew I could paint, but had to give thought to what did I want to paint? This led me to examine my life and remember the joy I had in hearing the tales of Ireland from my relatives, especially my mom. I loved the Irish music and dancing and most especially the Irish people. With the world rapidly changing, I wanted to hold on to some of the memories, so I devoted myself to painting things Irish.
Last week I posted some Halloween(ish) paintings. We had no power, the internet was down, I was frantically finding spots to post from…and …well I didn’t label images correctly. I’m posting them again and really trying to get the labels right. Sorry.
Artists in order...Basquiat, Bosch, Nolde, Bosch, Dix, Munch, Grosz
Wednesday Wisdom November 8, 2017
Kimball Jenkins Estate
5:30 Pot Luck followed by….
Apples and Eve from Any Jones
Here are some apples in art to whet your appetite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope to see you there!
Artists- In Order...(I hope) Magritte, Raphael, Spencer, Cezanne, Cranach, Munch, Van Gogh
For some people, it’s the mountains. For Seacoast native Lisa Noonis, it’s the ocean that moves her.
“It’s just a vital force for me,” she said.
Luscious paintings! Sunflowers from every point of view, every mood, every season. Wouldn’t Vincent Van Gogh be delighted!
These photographs by Mary Frank are pretty interesting. Frank (the wife of the Swiss photographer, Robert Frank) is also a painter and a sculptor. Both of those art forms are apparent in these pictures. In fact it’s a bit mind-bending. Initially they appear as paintings…and then your brain reminds you that they’re photos and you begin to sort out the painted, cut-out areas from the landscape behind.
Stay tuned. I’ll post some of her other work soon.
Here are some ghoulish images for Halloween. Emile Nolde, Bosch, Basquiat, Munch, George Grosz…in order. Enjoy!
The Audubon Mural Project is a collaboration between the National Audubon Society and Gitler &_____ Gallery to create murals of climate-threatened birds throughout John James Audubon's old Harlem‐based neighborhood in New York City. The project is inspired by the legacy of the great American bird artist and pioneering ornithologist and is energized by Audubon’s groundbreaking Birds and Climate Change Report, which reveals at least half of all North American birds are threatened by a warming climate. The project commissions artists to paint murals of each of the report's 314 species, and has been widely covered in the media, including most recently by The New York Times.
What an exciting project!!! 73 birds painted…..241 to go!!!
Go to the link. You can learn about the birds and the artists.http://www.audubon.org/amp
American Oystercatcher/Stephen Reed-Artist
Black Throated Blue Warbler/ Richard Alexander Caraballo-Artist
Brown Pelican/Jason Covert
Cerulean Warbler/Tom Sanford-Artist
The 2 below ..... Osprey/Soten-Artist and Black Chinned Hummingbird/Ashli-Artist
“The complex works of Moises Mahiques appear to focus on inner struggles of the contemporary individual.” There’s not a lot of information about this Spanish artist. The drawings are amazing and I love the sense of the passage of time as the figures move through space. I also like the contrast of the transparency and the occasional densely, solid forms.
Legs make a great art subject. Sometimes with no context is best.
Leave it up to the viewer. They are in order…John Breed (2), Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Petey Brown, Elliot Erwitt , Vikram Kushwah
This design group works on a variety of projects. Furniture, interior design, installations. Most of pictures I’ve chosen come from the Venice Biennale. The pieces are constructed from a dense foam that makes the pieces light and easy to manipulate.
"Primitives is an installation that combines the romantic tradition of ruined landscapes with modular fractals. First realized across the entry of the Venice Biennale in 2010, it is comprised of loosely dispersed furniture elements that appear like rock piles, each one unique but formed from the same universal building block."
I love this work by Petey Brown. I love water. My favorite song is Nightswimming by REM. Using very simple figures Brown pulls the viewer from the quietude of floating to hands reaching for air…drowning. I find them very compelling.