Tag Archives: Deconstructivism

Phenomena, Mount and Remounted

Image courtesy of Ceres Gallery.

Michelle Stone Grue-some Heads, Creatures and Shadows @ Ceres Gallery 547 West 27th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues), Suite 201, New York, NY 10001. The exhibition is on view in Gallery I from April 24 until May 19, 2012.

Stone, Grue-some, 8 by 10 inches, acrylic and modeling paste. Image courtesy of Ceres Gallery.

In his 2003 essay “Renaissance Ideas about Self-Portrayal,” Norman E. Land noted that the Renaissance … Continue reading »

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Painter’s Palette: Interview with Jacob Ouillette

Ouillette, Calliope, 2011, oil/canvas, 48"x60"

Interview with Jacob Ouillette who showed at Nancy Margolis Gallery from October 20th until November 26th, 2011 at 523 West 25th Street, New York, NY

Ouillette, Calliope, 2011, oil/canvas, 48"x60"

Megan M. Garwood (MMG):  What is a brushstroke to you?

Jacob Ouillette (JO): To me, it is many things.  In the first place, the brushstroke is the embodiment of an idea or feeling.  It is a voice.  The Brushstroke is … Continue reading »

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Do You “include yourself in that us or not?”

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AC Institute, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 610, New York, NY 10001; Tuesday through Saturday 1.00 until 6.00pm; Thursday 1.00 until 8.00pm

Four Exhibitions running from May 12th through June 18th, 2011

Joseph Farbrook (image courtesy of AC)

Michael Georgetti (image courtesy of AC)

AC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, which means that the director Holly Crawford hangs work that don’t necessarily have to sell. This is definitely not a … Continue reading »

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“Well Hung” Artists: Feature on Pablo Power

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Pablo Power was born in a log cabin in rural Maryland but spent his formative years in the seamy, creative crucible of Miami of the 1980’s and 90’s. While bombing every city space, Power had assembled an impressive textual design portfolio without even realizing it. After years of documenting works on the streets, he widened his frame and captured more than the paintings on the façades. Now, Power immortalizes the … Continue reading »

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“Well Hung” Artists: Feature on Jeff and Will Robbins

Jeff and Will Robbins, (Gold Metallic), 2011, 67" x 67" Blowtorch, plastic couch cover and gold leaf

Jeff and Will Robbins, (Gold Metallic), 2011, 67" x 67" Blowtorch, plastic couch cover and gold leaf

It takes two Robbins, Jeff and Will, to consider stretching the plastic cover intended to protect a couch over stretcher bars, in turn creating a transparent rather than primed surface. The deconstruction of found objects and iconography often appears in the trajectory of Contemporary Art History, yet the Kitsch factor disappears beneath layers … 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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