Tag Archives: Michel Ségard

Trouble In Mind

Please meet the two men who want to take over the New Art Examiner: Received April 17th 2017 from Michael Ramstedt: “Seduced By Poison” I truly hope everyone enjoys this read. In their own way. I know its REALLY long . . . (So it might take Derek a couple of weeks to get through it) . . .But I …

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New Lines in Chelsea?

On a recent visit to Manhattan, I looked in on a half-dozen Chelsea galleries. It seems that there is a mini-trend regarding the use of line as a dominant element in the works of four of the artists whose work I saw: Walter Darby Bannard at Berry Campbell, Jeff Elrod at Luhring Augustine, Charles Hewitt at Jim Kempner Fine Arts, and Oscar Murillo at David Zwirner. All …

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The Importance of Being Earnest

While on the bus, Dynamic Energy by Douglas Gruizenga caught my eye. Gruizenga is a sculptor based in Interlochen, Michigan. Part of the 15th annual Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, his piece sits in a scruffy little parklet at the corner of Clark and Aldine streets. This giant cog wheel of welded aluminum boldly celebrates the machine age, recalling the engineering optimism of the 30s as depicted, for example, …

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Not So Secret Avian Icons

Walking into DePaul Art Museum’s exhibit of Tony Fitzpatrick: The Secret Birds, on view through August 21, one confronts the artist’s collection of colorful collages. A bird lies in the center of every work. Each depicts a different species and each bird is surrounded by imagery drawn from pop culture. Most pieces have a border of cigar bands, matchbook covers …

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Van Gogh’s Bedrooms: Colors don’t do the job

Vincent van Gogh painted three versions of his bedroom at Arles between 1888 and 1889. The first painting was done in 1888 and now hangs in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. The second was painted in early September, 1889, and is now owned by the Art Institute. The third dates from late September ,1889, and is in the Musée d’Orsay, …

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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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