Try your hand at making your own version of a drip painting a la Jackson Pollock, on your own computer screen. Click on the image to the right and you'll be transported onto a blank canvas, and your opportunity to create you own "Action painting."
Local Artists at the Contemporary Arts Institute of Detroit
Sergio De Giusti
Mr. Hockney’s newfound passion for English landscape painting strikes some observers as peculiarly retrograde. “I think for many people this kind of representation is something which belongs in the past,” said John Elderfield, the chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and a Yorkshireman himself. “But David doesn’t give a damn.”
Grand Arts is a non-profit art project space in downtown Kansas City. They commission and assist artists in the production and realization of ambitious contemporary art projects. Over the past 12 years they have produced and exhibited more than 70 projects by artists including Isaac Julien, Patricia Cronin, Tim Rollins
and KOS, Roxy Paine and Alfredo Jaar.
Their mission is to provide financial, technical and logistical support to artists while encouraging conceptual risk-taking and experimentation at all stages of the creative process. They function as a laboratory rather than a residency program. The public is invited to meet artists and observe them at work during the project and at culminating events and opening receptions.
The words "potentially harmful" on the cover of a book becomes an invitation to open the book, like a dare. The cover of this particular book attracted my attention. Thumbing through its pages, a photgraph of a woman wearing nothing but sunglasses and holding a large rubber dildo in front of her female genitalia caught me by surprise.
The controversial photograph is a self-portrait by Lynda Benglis that appeared in ArtForum magazine as an advertising in the November 1974 issue.
THE BARNES FOUNDATIONgoing...going.....gone?
The Barnes Foundation was established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to "promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts."
In 2004, a judge ruled that the Barnes Foundation, founded by Albert C. Barnes, could relocate from its present home in Merion, to a new location on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, causing furor in the art world.....continue
Born 1924, Asheville, North Carolina
Studied at Black Mountain College, North Carolina, 1946-48, and with Ossip Zadkins in Paris, 1948-49. Taught at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C., 1949-51, at the Catholic University, Washington, D.C., 1951-60, and at the Washington Workshop Center of the Arts, 1952-56. Served as Milton Avery Professor of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 1985.
This excerpt from the biography of Mr. Noland from his official website is a modest, if not a bare bones summation of Kenneth Noland's accomplishments as an artist, classified as belonging to the "Post-Abstract Expressionist" movement in the 1950s and 1960s by art historians.
Mr. Noland's style, and his predilection for concentric circles and bold colors, was influenced by the work of Helen Frankenthaler and championed by the critic Clement Greenberg......continue