• Untitled Art Fair Establishes a Name For Itself

      Monday, 22 April 2013 11:48

      Tofer Chin’s solo booth as presented by Lu Magnus Gallery at the Untitled Art Fair Amongst the extensive list of fairs exhibited at last week’s Art Basel, an underdog outshined the competitors with its fresh take on environmentally-minded art. Untitled, directed by curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud, made its debut this year by setting up camp right […]

    • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s OKTOPHONIE – Spaceship to the Divine

      Saturday, 20 April 2013 09:12

      Image courtesy of Masha Froliak Entering the darkened auditorium of the Park Avenue Armory’s Drill Hall served as a perfect setting for Karlheinz Stockhausen’s OKTOPHONIE. The audience was immediately invited into a mysterious world where the musical and the visual combined to take one on a meditative journey. As a pioneer of electronic music, a […]

    • Kris Scheifele Interviews Kevin Sudeith

      Thursday, 18 April 2013 15:31

      Kevin Sudeith, Chandra Observatory over Winter Wheat Fields; November 2010; Rim rock capstone (collapsed), carving, 21 & 23 carat gold leaf, varnish; 16″x12″; Sumatra Hills, Montana. Kevin Sudeith practices the oldest extant art form—petroglyph carving—an unusual direction for a contemporary artist whose training includes an MFA from SVA, a BA from San Francisco Art Institute, […]

    • Neo Expressionism and Power Chords

      Wednesday, 17 April 2013 15:40

      Hearing the guitar riff toward the end of Boston’s 1976 rock song “Peace of Mind” from a passing car radio the other day, I was a little surprised to find myself gripped by the sound, just as when I was a teenager and predictably compelled by such things many years ago. The musical gesture is […]

    • Marcy Brafman Interviewed by Leah Oates

      Monday, 15 April 2013 21:18

      Leah Oates: How did you become an artist and did you know early on that you would  be in the arts, or did you begin as something else?  Where there other artists in your family? Marcy Brafman: I was always drawing.  The first thing I remember doing was drawing.  I always thought of myself as an artist even […]

    • In Conversation: John Phillip Abbott Interviewed By Cary Smith

      Wednesday, 3 April 2013 17:29

      Cary Smith: The words in your paintings seem funny, ambiguous, and have a precision about them, all at the same time. Where do they come from, and what do they mean to you? John Phillip Abbott: The words come from memories and personal experiences. For example, a painting might reference my first car, a Pontiac […]

    • Sarah Halpern Interviews Microscope Gallery’s Elle Burchill and Andrea Monti

      Monday, 1 April 2013 15:22

      Courtesy of Microscope Gallery. Microscope Gallery is a new art space specializing in the works of film, video, sound, new media and other time-based artists. The artists we present are independent, radical, experimenters and risk takers who range from the emerging to recognized pioneers and innovators. Microscope also offers a weekly screening, performance, readings and […]

    • ARCO Madrid

      Wednesday, 20 March 2013 20:33

      By Alan W. Moore Madrid isn’t that big of an art town. It’s more about the patrimonio, the magnificent treasures of the Prado, Escorial, et al. It’s the center of the State, recently very much under siege by the rabble. So it’s refreshing for the few days when the city’s contemporary art fair–the ARCO- is […]

    • Samuel Francois @ Rod Barton Gallery, London

      Monday, 18 March 2013 15:56

      Samuel Francois, The Joy of Man, Courtesy of Rod Barton Gallery. By Vanessa Saraceno Aiming to explain a “certain idea of eroticism”, French artist Samuel Francois presents a new series of works, collectively titled The Joy of Man, as the exhibition at Rod Barton Gallery, London. It is his first solo show in the UK. Inspired […]

    • On Viewing and Access

      Wednesday, 13 March 2013 20:07

      By Anna Gurton Wachter The artist Cynthia Maughan made around three hundred works on video in her lifetime. I had the opportunity recently to watch a sampling of them, when New York University screened them as part of October’s Archiving the Arts conference. In introducing the work, conservator Jonathon Furmanski offered an observation that has […]