Visual Arts

Today On WNHH Radio

by Lucy Gellman | May 25, 2016 7:21 am

Lucy Gellman Photo Today’s broadcasts on WNHH radio familiarize listeners with the fundamentals of Ramadan, celebrate some of New Haven’s newly-minted college graduates and seasoned videographers, tackle troubleshooting in the Midwest, and head for the soccer ... er, football ... field as summer begins.   

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Doors Of Perception Probe Mental Health

by Lucy Gellman | May 25, 2016 7:19 am | Comments (1)

Lucy Gellman Photo When Matt Feiner sailed over the handlebars of his bike in a freak accident, the impact shattered his bones and his helmet, shaking him to the core. Regaining his mental health would take even longer than the physical recovery.

A deep blue pen — and later, collages, one for every day of the year — helped, sketching out his recuperation in real time.

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Tiny Antique Show Tells A Big Modern Story

by Allan Appel | May 19, 2016 7:25 am

Yale Center for British Art Photo By the late 1800s, when railroads had become the dominant transportation mode, medieval coaching inns in London — hubs for horse-borne travelers like in the Canterbury Tales — were all but extinct, and the survivors were facing the wrecking ball.

In rushed the first wave of documentary photographers with the glorious illusion that the past, or at least its spirit, might be preserved in an image.

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Yes I Said Yes You Will Go To The Institute Library

by Brian Slattery | May 19, 2016 7:22 am | Comments (1)

Brian Slattery PhotoThere’s a rack of linked sausages, drawn on the back of an envelope. In a collage, someone with the head of a fish is cozying up to a suspicious-looking woman in front of a church. At the orange entrance to a distillery, a long, unattended ladder is propped up next to the entrance to the safety shop.

What does it all mean?

It’s part of artist Tasha Lewis’s project Illustrating Ulysses, on view at the Institute Library until May 29. This multimedia show offers hundreds of delights, both for Joyceans preparing for Bloomsday and those who have never cracked open James Joyce’s famously difficult masterpiece — but might like to.

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Arts Club Finds Another Home

by Allan Appel | May 12, 2016 7:30 am

Allan Appel Photo Greg Shea has had a very busy week.

As one of a team of art preparators and installers, he helped to hang the gazillion works of art at the Yale Center for British Art that recently reopened after a 15-month-long renovation.

Then, on Wednesday, as vice president and chief installer of the venerable New Haven Paint and Clay Club, he put the finishing touches on hanging 60 works in the club’s 115th annual juried exhibition.

And a work of his own in the show won an award.

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