Daru-Jung Hyang Kim at Art Mora

1.invisible shine

by Jonathan Goodman

Daru-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 »

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Art is a Calling


from the studio of John Tomlinson

John Tomlinson. 2016. Courtesy of the Artist.

Is art a profession or a calling? June 4, 2016

John Tomlinson

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 »

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Ready for the Ready-Laid?


by Theodore Tucker

TJ 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 »

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Hee Sook Kim at Causey Contemporary

Paradise Between 3

by Jonathan Goodman

Hee 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 »

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Jackson Pollock: A Critique of His Achievement


by Jonathan Goodman

Jackson 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 »

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Studio Visit with Lizzy DeVita

Lizzy De Vita, "You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again" (2015). Courtesy of the artist.

by Mira Dayal

Lizzy De Vita, “You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again” (2015). Courtesy of the artist.

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 »

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Hayoon Jay Lee: A Life in Art

6 Bursting Performance 2013

by Jonathan Goodman

Hayoon 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 »

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