Revitalising The New

The public discussion on April 12th in St Ives Cornwall UK, was jointly organized by the Penwith Society of Artists, the Belgrave Gallery, the Newlyn Society of Artists and the New Art Examiner. The theme was the perennial question of how to recognize, encourage and preserve vitality in an organization that presents art to the public and avoids stagnation. Modern …

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Speakeasy

In early February, Gloria Steinem commented to Bill Maher about Hillary Clinton’s problem getting support from younger women. Young women, she said, ask, “Where are the boys?” Of course, Steinem took a big hit for saying that but,if Maher had asked about Clinton’s problem getting support from younger men, it would have been equally relevant to answer the same way, …

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Exquisite Corpse: Chamber Music for the Eyes

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Printworks Gallery, directors Bob Hiebert and Sidney Block asked 105 Chicago artists spanning three generations to participate in creating 35 exquisite corpses (the surrealist drawing scheme that assigns head, torso, and legs to a separate artist without the artist seeing what the others have done), one for each year the gallery has been in …

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A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s-1980s

Charlotte Moorman was an artist of many guises: champion of the cello, muse of the avant-garde, a master networker of “New Music” and an early practitioner of 1960s mixed media “Happenings”. This beautiful and utterly charming, woman, moved from a traditional upbringing in Little Rock, Arkansas to classical training at Juilliard and, eventually, became a leading performance artist of New …

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Thomas Newbolt: Drama Painting – A Modern Baroque

29 JANUARY – 13 MAY, King’s Place, London This exhibition comprises fierce, expressionistic works – many of single female sitters on couches. Apparently his models arrive at twilight and he paints them when he cannot quite see the exact colours clearly on his tubes of oil. As the introduction to the exhibition at King’s Place, London states, “Opening in conjunction …

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