by David Sepulveda | Jul 1, 2015 2:45 pm | Comments (1)
“I’ve looked at this for years and years in books. I can’t believe it’s in front of me,” said New Haven artist and printmaker Allan Greenier, as he stood before an etching by 20th century French painter and printmaker Jacques Villon, brother of the more famous Marcel Duchamp.
by Brian Slattery | Jun 23, 2015 12:01 pm
When artist Leigh Busby was in middle school, he told an audience gathered at Fellowship Place on Elm Street, his art teacher said he was going to be famous. He didn’t believe her.
“Everyone knew it but me,” he said.
by Allan Appel | Jun 22, 2015 1:31 pm
British director Mike Leigh turned an old Hollywood adage on its ear with his bravura biopic of early Victorian painter J.M. W. Turner. They say mediocre books can make for great movies, but great books make for mediocre movies. But it turns out you can make great movies from great paintings.
by Allan Appel | Jun 16, 2015 4:50 pm
That’s not sexy women’s beach volleyball being promoted in the staid nave of Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library, but an example of how art can significantly alter your perspective by telling you something — actual information — you never knew before.
Or at least that I — despite being a star at the Los Angeles High School Latin Department, obsessed with the ancient Olympics — never had a clue about.
by Allan Appel | Jun 12, 2015 11:16 am
The old-fashioned telephone poles and power lines are crisscrossing the landscape, but they are arrested in their headlong racing. They even seem to be recoiling at the midsection as they are caught and folded into the square shape and hashtag name of an Instagram image.
An old lady’s New York been-there-seen-all-that face well remembers the urban nightmare of Bryant Park in Manhattan’s midtown, where needles and drug dealers were once more numerous than the current topiary shrubs and fancy Fermob bistro chairs. Onto one of them she now hoists her impressively weary legs.
by Lucy Gellman | Jun 9, 2015 11:29 am | Comments (7)
Tim Prentiss’ shimmering Windframe, fluttering in the breeze that comes off of Long Wharf. Electroland’s College Faces, staring out from that bright and bold LED display at Gateway Community College each evening. Swoon’s Katherine G and Dawn and Gemma, darkened and cracked around the edges. Claes Oldenberg’s cloistered Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks, locked away to weather alone in a college courtyard after making a political stir. The list goes on.
by Lucy Gellman | Jun 8, 2015 12:23 pm
“Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Jude,” sang the members of 60s Satisfaction, their bodies a blur of tie-dye from the stage.
Behind them, the sky had turned to an unbroken, low stretch of silk blue; in front, couples had gathered to dance with abandon, some reliving their teenage years while others experienced the sixties for the first time.
A few attendees trickled into a nearby portal to the past, transported back to the mid-20th Century as they ducked under a doorway that led to Wonderland, and straight down memory lane.
by David Sepulveda | Jun 4, 2015 12:00 pm | Comments (3)
It was in the abandoned factories where the graffiti artist known as REO frequently went to ply his aerosol craft, and where he first encountered many of the found objects and elements that now comprise “Another Man’s Trash.”
by Allan Appel | May 29, 2015 12:04 pm
If you see some of our shoreline marsh moving along area highways, it shouldn’t be cause for environmental worry. Well, at least not yet. It’s there for artistic and fundraising purposes.
by Lucy Gellman | May 28, 2015 2:56 pm | Comments (2)
“The privilege to take risks is obligatory,” artist Daniel Eugene proclaimed Wednesday night, his eyes widening slightly as he took a sip of tea and walked toward the front of Studio Feruvius, his light-dotted work space at Erector Square. He cocked his head slightly to the side, assessing a new free-form hanging of drawings, and picked up his thought. “I need to be taking risks,” he said.