by David Sepulveda | Feb 23, 2015 12:51 pm
Almost brushing architect Louis Kahn’s famed tetrahedral ceiling with his curly locks, the contemporary American artist Christopher “Daze” Ellis stood atop a ladder, painting in the geometric clipped-corner tile shapes that are part of a multi-section mural he is creating in the lower level of the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG).
by Brian Slattery | Feb 22, 2015 10:13 am
by Allan Appel | Feb 20, 2015 11:07 am
Images of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un are alive, well, and colorful in Heads Will Roll, a jaunty and provocative show about political caricature and satire opening today at Artspace.
by Lucy Gellman | Feb 17, 2015 2:27 pm
In a quiet, white-walled gallery somewhere that is not quite of this world or the next hang three paintings in a neat row, the canvases still smelling of fresh paint and stretched taut over their wood frames. The first, most graceful of ink wash paintings, emits folksy and sweeping Hungarian melodies just a hair away from Zoltán Kodály. Viewers may find themselves in a pentatonic trance. The second, a dark, deep watercolor still slightly wet on the page, hums of Béla Bartók, its colors just a moment away from explosion. The third, a opaque gouache that blends slightly into the background, sings of Maurice Ravel, and a time — or rather, artistic method — caught between old and new, the joy of the present and threat of the future.
by David Sepulveda | Feb 13, 2015 6:21 am | Comments (5)
The New Haven Independent’s retro logo, a nod to the days when men wore fedoras and all the newspapers were hard copy only, was drawn in only a few minutes — but with a slight twist.
by Allan Appel | Feb 12, 2015 2:36 pm
Fred Giampietro’s gallery has reopened in a new downtown spot with a splash—a splash of color, that is, in the large, turbulent acrylic paintings of Zachary Keeting.
by Lucy Gellman | Feb 4, 2015 12:00 pm
On the third floor of the Yale University Art Gallery, a squeaky but sure conversation about Rothko was afoot as a pint-sized New Havener and his mother compared notes on the artist’s No. 3 of 1967.
by Allan Appel | Feb 3, 2015 2:31 pm
The guests hadn’t arrived for lunch, the fire wasn’t yet set, but it was already hot in the downstairs dining room of the Lawn Club.
by David Sepulveda | Jan 28, 2015 1:15 pm | Comments (3)
Laid out across across the deep-red damask tablecloth were rows, stacks, and booklets full of the small, intricate line drawings artist Daniel Eugene has been creating for years. For Eugene, each drawing was like a spiritual vitamin, a collaboration of pen and mind made during daily, mapless journeys.
Eugene is one of three New Haven artists who conceive of their art as a form of meditation.
by Allan Appel | Jan 27, 2015 7:59 pm | Comments (5)
Soon after her marriage broke up, artist, writer, and Co-Op High teacher Mindi Englart was going through wedding pictures, diary entries, and divorce papers. She had the natural impulse to treat them like garbage. Then she had a better idea.