August 2015

"The Best Art In The World"

Richard Avedon: Family Affairs by Paul Laster - New York

In January of 1976, Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner asked Avedon to document the upcoming presidential campaign. However, Avedon decided to make the project a broader examination of key figures in the political, financial, and intellectual leadership in America at an even more significant moment, the bicentennial.   read more...

Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined @ MASS MoCA by Caia Hagel - New York

Ross may reference Ansel Adams as a forefather of his heroic journey but Ross sees his own recording of nature as no such pastoral jaunt.   read more...

Gitler&______ Gallery, Team Macho: New Work, New Jerseys photos by Michael Anderson - New York

Gitler&______ Gallery in Harlem NYC had an opening for Team Macho   read more...

Walter Hugo and Zoniel Seeing Somebody You Know The Soho Revue by Gregory de la Haba - New York

Whitehot Magazine, the first and only true online art magazine on earth and the longest running online art magazine, presents a wonderful new article by Gregory de la Haba. An artist duo based in the UK, Walter Hugo and Zoniel   read more...

Ruins, Mass Nudity, and Indoor Vistas: A Refreshing Summer Show by Jan Castro - New York

These art works variously embody a dialogue between landscape and abstraction. Overall, the combination of media and processes, the hints of blue sky, green nature, wood, and stone live up to the exhibition title.   read more...

Solitary Figures: The Paintings of Jas Knight by Paul Laster - New York

An artist with immense representational skills, Jas Knight paints contemporary life like an Old Master. The Connecticut-born, Philadelphia-trained painter portrays black women realistically in domestic situations.   read more...

Enticing Historic Aesthetic Vocabularies: An Interview with Masami Teraoka by Isabella Ellaheh Hughes - Honolulu

As much as I see how Hieronymus Bosch's work presents a space for a dialogue among the viewers, it has been fantastic to see what the visitors in the museum feel and having them initiate dialogue both amongst themselves, as well as with me, the artist. My primary hope is to present the social issues as compelling visual poetry on the Cloisters Last Supper Table.   read more...

Andy Moses at Peter Marcelle Project by Gregory de la Haba - New York

Andy Moses finds inspiration in that most basic and fundamental element to create pictures which can induce a feeling of being sucked out to sea or drawn under a massive tidal wave   read more...

Magic Powers: The Generous Work of Charley Friedman - New York

Charley Friedman opened at Gallery Diet in the Wynwood Arts District in Miami and it deserves more than a conventional review   read more...

John Havens Thornton by Gregory de la Haba - New York

The last time John Havens Thornton had a New York show was 1967, at the Whitney Museum.   read more...