A tree, with its trunk and ever-expanding branches, is composed of lines, but there is no regularity to them: they are a natural system of creation with a beauty and structure of their own, speaking to their innate essence. Certain artists are like this: they honestly express the […]
What is a “medicine man?” He is not a shaman, often associated with personal gain; he is not a witch doctor, associated with witchcraft. He is a traditional healer and spiritual leader among Native Americans who secures the help of the spirit world, including the Great Spirit, for […]
How we present ourselves, in public and in private, has a huge bearing on how we define ourselves as human beings. In our modern society presentation involves the clothes we wear, the make-up we use and the way we style our hair; but it also extends to external […]
There are limits to the extent that the artist can let us see through his eyes, in a literal sense, but speaking metaphorically, every artist has the potential to share their universe of artistic vision, wonders of meaningful emotion, and universal contribution to cognition. This is the goal […]
Andrea Jensen is a masterful articulator of boundaries — not the pretty kind, the ones you were told not to venture outside of with your crayon, but the boundaries where phenomena collide at force, where humanity is compelled to acknowledge itself. These boundaries are “truth moments” for […]
Exciting, bold, adventurous and energetic color; rich, luscious, raw and sensuous texture; lucid, mannered and eclectic form; intricate exhaustive, varied and diminutive pattern — surely a cornucopia of formal painterly elements such as this is the result, at the nine o’clock hour, of an extensively attended Gallery Stroll. […]
As minimal as the works are, one can find several levels of meaning and articulation working within Joe Ostraff’s sophisticated and nuanced canvases. They describe larger pictorial structures while at the same time addressing themselves intimately, thus speaking in variations to different aspects of a viewer’s receptivity. A […]
Ehren Clark visits the studio of Paul Vincent Bernard to tell the story of this printmaker turned painter.