War And Renewal Explored In “Aftermath”

by David Sepulveda | Jan 17, 2018 7:40 am

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTOIn “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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Artspace Exhibit Has A Sharp Edge

by Brian Slattery | Jan 15, 2018 7:20 am

Julie PereiraAt 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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Sara Hope Hill Pulls The Strings

by Karen Ponzio | Jan 12, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (5)

Sara Hope Hill PhotoArtist 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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“The Courier” Delivers A Wartime Message

by Brian Slattery | Nov 29, 2017 7:40 am

Brian Slattery PhotoA 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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