by Brian Slattery | Jan 18, 2018 7:38 am
Say you’re in a conference call and you start doodling on the piece of paper in front of you. Say you cover the whole thing with doodles, and start doing that during every conference call.
Or say you’re a commuter at a bus stop and something — a soda can and a plastic bag arranged just so — catches your eye. You take a picture of it with your phone. Say you do this every day. Are you an artist?
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by David Sepulveda | Jan 17, 2018 7:40 am
In “Aftermath,” a new exhibition at Fred Giampietro Gallery, a painter’s passion is on full display in the conflict images of New Haven artist John Keefer, whose work is being shown with the sculptural creations of artist Kurt Steger — found object-construction hybrids that bear compelling messages in content and in their physical composition.
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by Brian Slattery | Jan 15, 2018 7:20 am
At first glance it looks like the paper is still on fire. But it’s just how it was made. To make Floating Wall #1, artist Julie Pereira made layers upon layers of dyed paper, then burned them with incense. The resulting pattern on the paper looks like frozen smoke, like underwater photography, like clouds.
The piece is a fitting formal introduction to “Between Beauty and Decay” — now on view at Artspace on the corner of Crown and Orange until Feb. 24 — as Pereira’s piece seems to capture the exact moment in the exhibition’s title.
But there’s more.
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by Karen Ponzio | Jan 12, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (5)
Artist Sara Hope Hill made a flourish with her hands. “Everything is a web,” she said. “Everything is a reflection of each other. I started reading mythology recently, listening on audiobooks, because I think they’re tied to the stories of now. All of those stories are kind of characters, of people you know personified to an extreme. It helps you understand the world around you. Puppetry and doll making help you understand the world around you, and I think many times the mythology ties into the divinity of my work. Porcelain bodies are God’s work. You are working with perfect beings.”
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by Cara McDonough | Jan 11, 2018 12:15 pm | Comments (6)
The light show put on each evening on the Q Bridge is made possible by 548 LED fixtures, each with a 50,000-hour lifespan. It’s Joe Ponzio’s job to make sure they’re running right.
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by Allan Appel | Dec 20, 2017 7:51 am
Painter Frank Bruckmann often puts his intensely colored, evocative scenes on large canvases. But at holiday time, he offers smaller formats — and the works, like those of his colleagues, are selling.
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by Allan Appel | Dec 15, 2017 12:12 pm
When an artist and a baker get together — when they get along famously, and the artist loves food and the baker loves art — well, an illustrated cookbook can’t be far behind.
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by Allan Appel | Dec 8, 2017 7:40 am | Comments (1)
The president of Yale College, Timothy Dwight, both educator and minister, delivered an impassioned sermon on the folly, guilt, and mischief of the notorious gentlemans’ practice of dueling in September 1804 — two months late for Alexander Hamilton, who had died that July in his famous duel with Aaron Burr.
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by Allan Appel | Dec 1, 2017 7:53 am
The only time in her life Mary Lesser did not make art was was during a four-year-period she was at the Yale Law School and, simultaneously, raising two small boys.
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by Brian Slattery | Nov 29, 2017 7:40 am
A man in a gas mask thrusts a bayonet in your face. There’s an explosion behind him, and a soldier caught up in it. Behind him, as if through a veil, are what seem like memories, of a row of women, of a train steaming by the Eiffel Tower, of a zeppelin shot down over a city by a machine gun. Action and memory blur together.
It’s a comic book. It’s a document. It’s a bit of both. And it’s at the New Haven Museum as part of its most recent exhibit, “The Courier: Tales from the Great War,” on view now through autumn 2018.
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