by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 22, 2014 7:59 am | Comments (1)
Eighteen local artists and organizations converted metered parking spaces all around the city into artistic public installations, to mark Friday’s international PARK(ing) Day.
by David Sepulveda | Sep 16, 2014 4:52 pm | Comments (3)
Satchel Ramos watched aerosol-paint artist Josh Griffin create a mural-sized portrait of jazz great Wynton Marsalis. One day, Satchel said, I hope you paint my portrait, too.
Five years later, Griffin did. Sadly, Satchel was not around to see it. Lots of other people were.
by Lucy Gellman | Sep 16, 2014 12:04 pm
Jessica Sack motioned to Anthony Hernandez’ Landscapes for the Homeless # 68, asking the audience what they saw.
Piled possessions, one viewer noted. A messy space, without any inherent order.
The soiled rug, another suggested. Sack nodded. It looked like a home. Or a shelter, not a home. Except nobody was living there.
by Staff | Sep 10, 2014 3:14 pm | Comments (9)
But Peter Salovey has usurped his spot on Abbey Road.
by Allan Appel | Sep 10, 2014 1:59 pm
The mid-19th century Victorians idealized ancient Greece so much that even their elegant, white marble Greek Slave (pictured) seems only a touch downcast. She even wears her chains with the lightness of a bracelet.
Near her, not three feet away stands the The American Slave, created 11 years later in the heat of the Civil War: She’s made of bronze, and her chains hang heavy and industrial from her wrists. Her feet even stand on a shell-strewn sea shore where she awaits the horrors of the Middle Passage.
by Paul Bass | Sep 8, 2014 5:07 pm | Comments (12)
Believe in People is saying something with his newest New Haven piece ... isn’t he?
by Allan Appel | Sep 8, 2014 1:42 pm | Comments (4)
After Congress cut Miracle Brown’s food stamp (SNAP) benefits by $11, she wanted to make people understand her daily struggles to afford to eat. So she pulled out a camera.
by Lucy Gellman | Sep 8, 2014 12:27 pm
It was 4 p.m. on a Friday. The end of the work week loomed, the ticking of clocks across the city growing louder with each each drawn-out minute.
by Allan Appel | Sep 5, 2014 1:24 pm
As I stared at No. 64 on the map hanging in the Knights of Columbus Museum, Il Gesu, I could hear the honking of the Roman drivers from the Largo di Torre Argentina, where our hotel was, and even taste the tang of the pistachio.
by David Sepulveda | Sep 4, 2014 1:15 pm
Westville artist Gar Waterman is heading back to Dartmouth, his alma mater—where his new work, “Feral Seed,” a nearly 11-foot, commissioned bronze sculpture, has found a home.