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by Jonathan GoodmanDaru-Junghyang Kim. Invisible Shine. 2014 – 2016. Oil on canvas. 72 x 96 inches.
Daru, a veteran Korean-born painter who has spent many years in New York, offered a beautiful collection of paintings recently at Art Mora in Chelsea. Inevitably, when we see work like Daru’s in a place like New York, we are faced with a matter of influence—does her subject matter and style come from … Continue reading »
from the studio of John TomlinsonJohn Tomlinson. 2016. Courtesy of the Artist.
Is art a profession or a calling? June 4, 2016
The question asked by the title is asked universally by artists, art educators, students, critics – just about everyone engaged in the arts, in this case, the visual arts.
As common as it might be, it is a big question that merits addressing by all … Continue reading »
by Theodore TuckerTJ Khayatan. 2016. Image from Twitter.
In a recent visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, TJ Khayatan and a group of friends apparently decided to test the limits of what contemporary art viewers will take seriously. The teenager laid down a pair of glasses in one of the galleries and walked away. When people began to gather and photograph the ‘work of art,’ he … Continue reading »
by Jonathan GoodmanHee Sook Kim. Paradise Between No. 3. 2015. Oil and acrylic on canvas with Crystal. Image courtesy of the artist.
Hee Sook Kim is a painter and printmaker born in Korea but now based in the Philadelphia area, where she teaches at Haverford College. Her excellent show at Causey Contemporary consisted of works made with oil, acrylic and crystals. Her art balances between the humanly decorative and … Continue reading »
by Jonathan GoodmanJackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956). The Flame. c. 1934-38. Oil on canvas, mounted on fiberboard, 20 1/2” x 30” (51.1 x 76.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Enid A. Haupt Fund, 1980 © 2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
It seems as if the Museum of Modern Art in New York organizes a show of Pollock about every two years or … Continue reading »
by Mira Dayal
From the concrete stairwell, we watch foam bubbles of saliva trickle out of the woman’s lips, imperceptibly trembling around the slick edge of a plastic mouthpiece. She is still. Thin plastic wires center her and constrain her movements. Look around and watch the two other women blink slowly, breathe heavily, as they are … Continue reading »
by Jonathan GoodmanHayoon Jay Lee. Bursting! 2013. Performance in Long Island City. Photo courtesy of the Artist.
Hayoon Jay Lee came to America from Korea in 1989. She was not trained in art in Korea, where she studied accounting. Settling in Maryland, Lee went to the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), earning a BFA in 2007 and an MFA in 2009. While at MICA, she studied a broad … Continue reading »