Fine Art Fellows

The Union for Contemporary Arts has many initiatives in service of its mission to “support the arts and strengthen the community.” Among them is an 11-month, paid artist’s residency program, during which fellows across a variety of creative disciplines engage in both studio and social practice. The fruits of their […]

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Graphic Coverage

Joslyn Art Museum opens two exhibitions beginning Oct. 6, that underscore, in distinctly different ways, communication through patterns. Pattern and Purpose: American Quilts from the Shelburne Museumhighlights 34 outstanding examples of textile design and craft from 3 centuries of quilt-making. These textiles represent not only the skill and creativity of […]

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Rock Star

For millennia, artists have been working to find the figure hidden in the block of stone: from the Paleolithic Venus of Willendorf to the classical Venus de Milo; from Bernini’s sensual “Ecstasy of St. Teresa” to Rodin’s soulful “The Kiss.” And then there’s Michelangelo, who encapsulated the quest stating, “I saw the […]

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‘The Ipseity Project’

The work of visual artist Zoë Charlton addresses concepts of selfhood and identity—ipseity, in a word—rendering human figures often as oft-burdened carriers of voluminous images and symbols of their heritage. For her newest body of work, “The Ipseity Project,” opening at the Wanda D. Ewing Gallery at the Union for […]

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Savoring the Moment

After a career as a designer of mosaics in France, Isa Marcelli turned her creative talents to photography. It was 2008, so naturally she began using a digital camera. Yet, for her, something was missing from the process—the hands-on quality of making, a slower time from concept to creation, a […]

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‘Y’all Come’

Raconteur, entrepreneur and pop artist extraordinaire Dan Crane brings his fun self along with a posse of creative friends to the gallery space at OCI with the opening of Y’all 20, a fitting salvo to the end of summer. Crane’s endeavors have always worked at the intersection of art, commerce […]

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‘A Grounded Light’

As the hazy rays of the summer solstice bend toward the crisp sunbeams of autumn, Modern Arts Midtown presents an exhibition of luminous abstraction. A Grounded Light: New Paintings from James Bockelmanopens at this venue on the evening of Friday, August 3. Bockelman, longtime art professor at Concordia University in […]

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Fact or Fiction?

It seems like all we talk about any more. Reality. What is true and what is fabulist. Are we getting the facts—are they clear, nuanced, embroidered, biased or fabricated? Is the truth fixed and knowable? Touching on this trenchant topic is that latest seasonal offering from Kaneko, Reality, which opened […]

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Camera Obscura

It used to be that photography was not for the faint of heart. Back in the 19thcentury, it required big, clunky equipment and an array of dangerous chemicals. It involved acceptance of trial and error, and what was fixed by light onto a negative was not discovered instantly, nor was it infinitely […]

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