Tag Archives: 1970’s

Art Set in Stone

Michael Kukla, "Beneath Earth,"  2009, marble, 16 x 26 x 3.5”

DM Contemporary presents solo show by Michael Kukla

Michael Kukla New Works

On view from March 18th until April 29th, 2011, at 39 East 29th Street, #2B; Wednesday through Friday 12.00 – 6.00 pm; Saturday 12.00-4.00pm

Michael Kukla, “Beneath Sky,” 2009, marble, 16 x 26 x 3.5”

On the surface, Michael Kukla New Works, an exhibition of recent painting, drawing and sculpture of Kukla, depicts an abstraction of natural life … Continue reading »

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The World Is Super Flat: Ultimate Art (Part 1 of 3)

The formation of authentic identity has prevailed as a common goal in Japanese art since the Edo period; yet more specifically, the tension between an unfolding dichotomy of social axioms and dissident ideologies has rendered a subjacent art lineage, incongruent with politically-influenced commissions. Both periods’ subcultures offer a severe artistic approach countering enforced conformity, but each responds to a different political circumstance and technological advancement. In both periods, the usages … Continue reading »

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Veiling the American Female Artist

“The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artist Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991” (referred to as “Deconstructive Impulse” for the purpose of this review) is on view at Nueberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, from January 15th until April 3rd, 2011. The exhibition has been funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C., and also by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of … Continue reading »

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Re-written in the Feminine: The Films of Vivienne Dick, Or: Justifiable Matricide, the Contemporarily Unspeakable and the Return of the Repressed

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Still from Excluded By The Nature of Things (2002, courtesy of Vivienne Dick)

Through the sold-out clamor of the crowd at Judson Church, just moments before Yvonne Rainer received a standing ovation for her virtuoso performance Trio A: Geriatric With Talking, I overheard someone whisper, “It has to be about more than the nostalgia of a bunch of old-fogies.” At the roundtable that opened the previous evening, titled A Sanctuary … Continue reading »

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Interview with Robert Storr

Donna Dennis:

Donna Dennis: Subway with Lighted Interior, 1974 Mixed media (wood, acrylic and enamel paint, masonite, incandescent light, fluorescent light fixture - unlit, cellulose compound, charcoal, graphite) 75" x 43" x 32" Collection of John and Thomas Solomon Photograph courtesy of Bevan Davies

On the occasion of That Is Then. This Is Now., Cameron Shaw spoke to Mr. Storr, who is the current Dean of the Yale University School of Art. … Continue reading »

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Generation Shift/ Generation Rift

William Eggleston:UNTITLED [MEMPHIS], 1970Vintage Dye Transfer Print, 16" x 20" (40.6 x 50.8 cm), Edition of 20© Eggleston Artistic Trust, Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York, NY

William Eggleston: UNTITLED (MEMPHIS), 1970, Vintage Dye Transfer Print, 16" x 20", Ed of 20, (c) Eggleston Artistic Trust, Courtesy of Cheim and Read, NY, NY

In the 1970’s, new approaches to image making challenged the long held notion that painting was the highest form of visual expression.  Many critics suggested that painting no longer had the ability to effectively communicate or hold a meaningful message.  Pronouncements about the death … Continue reading »

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