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Matthew Kirk: How the Rest was Won

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by Kristi Arnold

Louis B. James 143b Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 December 10th, 2015 – January 31st, 2016

Matthew Kirk. Season in the Wow, 2015; acrylic, gouache, chalk, spray paint, brass BBs, tape on sheet rock panels (2); 72 x 96″.  All Artworks © the artist/Louis B. James Gallery

Mark-making as expression, as visual poetry, as symbolism, as representing personal stories. Mark-making as language, as landscape, as history, … Continue reading »

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ILLUMINATING THE VOLUMINOUS – Kim Keever Makes Waves with Wave Lengths

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by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Kim Keever “Random Events” Waterhouse and Dodd Gallery November 11 – December 8, 2015

Kim Keever. Abstract 11892.2014. 24×31, 50×65. 

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”  Maya Angelou

Kim Keever’s latest work jubilantly extends his unique photographic exploration of aquatically manipulated imagery. No one out there is doing anything like it. His practice of photographing colored pigment dispersing into water is sui generis. The … Continue reading »

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Kiyoshi Nakagami at Galerie Richard

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by Jonathan Goodman

Kiyoshi Nakagami. Untitled. 2015. Acrylic, Chinese ink and mica on canvas. 51 3/16 x 76 ¾ inches, 195 x 130 cm.

Kiyoshi Nakagami, a mature artist who lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan, helps James Turrell with his installations when the American artist installs in Japan. This is a telling biographical particular as Nakagami’s own work consists of paintings that concern the impact of light in a … Continue reading »

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Cordy Ryman at Artpace in San Antonio

Cordy Ryman at ArtPace

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Review of Jorge Luis Rodriguez at Hunter

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by Peter Malone

Jorge Luis Rodriguez.  A Monument to 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America. Wood, steel, ceramic, copper, feathers, canvas, slide projections, and recorded sound. Installation in the Legacy/Legado exhibition, The Old New State House, Hartford, CT, 1996.

Our notion of the monument has expanded along two parallel paths.  Beginning in the 1960s, public art evolved from statues of noteworthy individuals or allegorical representations of events, to … Continue reading »

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An Ecology of Philadelphia’s Art Scene

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by Daniel Gerwin

Photo depicts a public discussion scheduled as part of a series of programs developed in conjunction with “Francis Cape: Utopian Benches” (November 10, 2011 – January 2, 2012). The theme of this particular discussion, which occurred on Dec 14, 2011, was “Crafting Ideal America: Material Culture and American Utopianism”. The conversation was led by Lynsey Graeff (student enrolled in Temple University course entitled “Ideal America: Reform, Revolution,… Continue reading »
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Lessons Learned from Ralph Lemon

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by Mira Dayal

Ralph Lemon. The Scaffold (2015). Performance Still at The Kitchen.

Use movement sparingly.

Use voice unapologetically.

Incriminate the audience with your eyes.

Cycle back, repeat yourself, but reveal something new in doing so.

Make them wish they hadn’t come by the middle of the performance.

Beyond too much of something is so much that it becomes an established background, then suddenly productive.

Use spasms to offset the … Continue reading »

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