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.
by Allan Appel | May 28, 2015 12:43 pm | Comments (4)
Four five-foot red and blue creatures with stubby and odd facial markings have landed on the roof of the Ives Main Branch of the New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL). But you don’t need to be afraid.
by Allan Appel | May 26, 2015 2:18 pm
A carpenter who returned to his drawing pencils after more than 40 years at the urging of his wife. A woman who cut painting classes in high school, convinced she was awful, is now flourishing and wouldn’t miss a painting class for the world. A woman who picked up her first brush at age 90 has four works in her first group show, at age 97.
by Brian Slattery | May 25, 2015 10:35 am | Comments (1)
Gollum: Monsters of Ruin and the Techno-Sublime at Artspace on Orange Street draws from a lot of disparate elements: punk, computer animation, even old cartoons. What pulls it all together is that it’s creepy, like the better psychological horror movies out there, or the bad dream you can’t shake, and aren’t quite sure you want to.
by Allan Appel | May 22, 2015 2:31 pm
As the world frets about whether ancient sculptures will survive the sledgehammers of the newly arrived conquerors of Palmyra, Syria, a sense of what’s at stake can be found here in New Haven.
by David Sepulveda | May 21, 2015 8:38 am | Comments (4)
One can now add threads to the ceremonial ribbons Mayor Toni Harp has been cutting across the city lately — 101 of them, to be exact.
by Lucy Gellman | May 19, 2015 3:34 pm
Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s winding and cavernous Carceri, reimagined and rendered in bright watercolor for the year 2015. The late New Haven Coliseum, captured gracefully in stages of its demolition. Floating, torso-less anuses blooming into dahlias. A fantasy plane of strings and one blown-up, unattached molar, suspended in a universe that is not quite of this world or the next.
by Allan Appel | May 15, 2015 8:45 am | Comments (1)
Jihadis and other zealots around the world are destroying the cultural heritage of those they disagree with. It has happened before, during World War II and the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, to name a couple instances. But today there’s a concerted new international effort to provide a kind of cultural first aid and disaster planning, in advance, to museums, archives, and archeological sites under threat.
by David Sepulveda | May 14, 2015 2:58 pm
Amid the cubicles and display walls at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven’s Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, the spirit and pride of the Cape Verdean culture is revealed through an exhibition of artworks by nine artists.