by David Sepulveda | Aug 20, 2017 1:45 pm
Standing before a painting of menacing helicopters superimposed on diagonally fragmented red and white bars of a reimagined American flag, Devil’s Gear Bike Shop owner Matt Feiner pointed to a painting by New Haven artist Dooley-O (“American revolution un-televised, 2017”), as an example of a work with an explicit message about the flag and the state of America.
“This is one of the most patriotic shows ever; true patriotism is to stand up to tyranny,” said Feiner.
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by Colin Lodewick | Aug 10, 2017 7:47 am | Comments (1)
Nude except for a pair of white pumps, Nona Faustine climbs the steps of the Tweed Courthouse in her 2013 photograph “Over My Dead Body.” The courthouse was built over the site of the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan, and as Faustine ascends its mountainous stairs, she holds a pair of shackles. The courthouse’s columns and three shut doors at the top wait for her. From her stance, though, it seems that the hostility of the architecture is not going to prevent her from accomplishing what she needs to accomplish.
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by Betsy Kim | Aug 7, 2017 12:14 pm | Comments (7)
A tattoo street battle came to Upper State Street, where a new combination parlor-school is offering classes that rub traditional skin-ink artists the wrong way.
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by Allan Appel | Aug 3, 2017 7:33 am
The Diesel Lounge on Upper State Street is launching a series of monthly pop-up exhibitions that will be showcasing works from “The Other Side.”
However, seance-seekers and Madame Blavatsky aficionados, despair in advance. For there will likely be no spirits, ghosts, or zombies mingling among the lounge lizards.
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by Christopher Peak | Jul 31, 2017 2:49 pm | Comments (1)
Transit-riders heading down escalators to the tracks at Union Station can once again get a glimpse of their final destinations — New York City, Boston and, yes, New Haven — through the famed lead-pencil drawings of Gregory “Krikko” Obbott, a local artist whose prints have been sold worldwide.
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by Allan Appel | Jul 28, 2017 7:55 am
On May 15, 1967, the Black Panther Defense Minister Huey Newton wrote, “Politics is war without bloodshed. War is politics with bloodshed.” On July 29 of the same year, Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner, appointed to head President Johnson’s national commission on civil disorders, after the Detroit riots, called the “the war on poverty and discrimination” a continuation of the American Revolution.
In between, on June 12, a landmark unanimous Supreme Court decision declared “marriage is one of the basic civil rights of man” and thereby ended all race-based legal restrictions on marriage. That decision, Loving v. Virginia, is the title and trigger for “1967: The Summer of Loving,” a small but illuminating exhibition of books, photographs, and paper ephemera.
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by Allan Appel | Jul 26, 2017 7:50 am
If Anne Doris-Eisner is a bit of an evangelist for the healing and redemptive power of making art, she has earned it, through a breakthrough in medium and subject matter after the death of her teenage son Matt.
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by Lucy Gellman | Jul 21, 2017 7:43 am
In marrying craftsmanship and financial savvy, a New Haven printshop has become a case study in keeping a creative business afloat.
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by David Sepulveda | Jul 18, 2017 7:36 am | Comments (2)
After discovering a collection of his father’s dramatic World War ll letters at his home, artist Robert Reynolds set off on a physical and emotional journey to stand on the ground where his father fought and bled while serving in the South Pacific nearly 75 years ago.
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by Allan Appel | Jul 13, 2017 12:09 pm
If you believe that a picture is worth a thousand words, then what if pictures can talk? And not only to us but to each other?
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