Posts Tagged ‘ painting ’

Demotic Abstraction with a Twist

Barbara Takenaga, “The Edge” (2018), acrylic on linen, 54 x 45 inches (all images courtesy DC Moore Gallery)

By concentrating on detail, which is a central feature of Barbara Takenaga’s work, she has gone against the reductive tendencies of Minimalism that still haunt painting.

Source: Demotic Abstraction with a Twist

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Marilyn Johnston : Watercolors & Pastels Prosser Public Library

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C R E A T I V E   P A T H W A Y

WATERCOLORS AND PASTELS

 
MARILYN JOHNSTON
 

JUNE & JULY 2018

Location:
Prosser Public Library • 1 Tunxis Avenue • Bloomfield, CT
Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 10 am – 6 pm &  Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm

Painting — JORGE COSTA

 

Source: Painting — JORGE COSTA

Etel Adnan – The Shape of the Mountain Paris Review

for Sabine Miller

Source: Paris Review – The Shape of the Mountain

Cy Twombly’s Extravagant Synesthesia

 

Cy Twombly, “Untitled (Gaeta)” (1989), acrylic and tempera on paper mounted on wooden panel, 80 × 58 5/8 inches, Private Collection, © Cy Twombly Foundation. Courtesy Gagosian

Source: Cy Twombly’s Extravagant Synesthesia

Joan Baez on Her Next Chapter: ‘I Don’t Make History, I Am History’ – The New York Times

JORGE COSTA

 

 

Source: JORGE COSTA

 

 

“Jorge Costa’s intricate, miniature cultural icons executed with the draftsman-like quality of a Dürer, stud and embed  the overall painting with their graphite presence, conjuring alarm, delight, surprise, and shock, individually, and as composites within the larger pictures, living in the western world. A depiction of the Lincoln Memorial sports a satellite dish and Mickey Mouse ears; a gas mask or the Pope, might save us from oil fumes, chemical spillages and pollution, but from ourselves? What could enliven us to what western culture’s swill of vacant images, consumerism, and earth’s degradation did and does to each of us, to this artist,  in our daily lives? Costa’s work enlivens. It helps us look at the road ahead, the one we’re on, get back on the tightrope and inch ourselves eventually upright until we can see the bigger picture, the wreckage we cause. Oil is a major player in some of these pieces, that’s clear. But Costa paints and draws fragility into these slow motion spoofs of a world in collapse.”

Donna Fleischer

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