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New Daze Mural Champions Free Speech

by David Sepulveda | Feb 23, 2015 12:51 pm

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO 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).

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Lions Shake It For Lunar New Year

by Brian Slattery | Feb 22, 2015 10:13 am

Brian Slattery Photo The Yale-China Association‘s annual Lunarfest in celebration of the Lunar New Year kicked off once again with a parade up Whitney Avenue from Grove to Trumbull on Saturday.

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Funny Dictator x 8

by Allan Appel | Feb 20, 2015 11:07 am

John O'Donnell 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.

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Second Movement Makes Music Visual

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.

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Invasion Of The “Croctails”

by David Sepulveda | Feb 13, 2015 6:21 am | Comments (5)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO 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.

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Giampietro Reopens With A Splash

by Allan Appel | Feb 12, 2015 2:36 pm

Allan Appel Photo 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.

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Families Take Rothko, Stella By Storm

by Lucy Gellman | Feb 4, 2015 12:00 pm

Jessie Smolinski Photo 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.

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Lady McCrady Lights Up Lawn Club

by Allan Appel | Feb 3, 2015 2:31 pm

Artist Photo 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.

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Artists Get In The Zone

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.

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Tiny Gallery Tells Big Story

by Allan Appel | Jan 27, 2015 7:59 pm | Comments (5)

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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.

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