Visual Arts

1 City, 24 Hours, 132,000 Photographers

by Lucy Gellman | Jun 19, 2017 12:26 pm | Comments (2)

Lucy Gellman Photo Pressing his face close to a glass case, Fordham student David Cappetta zeroed in on his first subject: trays of cannoli and pasticiotti di ricotta, covered with powdered sugar. He took a deep breath in and steadied his camera. Click.

Jasmine Nicole PhotoJust a mile away in East Rock Park, Corey Hudson pointed out how light hit the branches early in the day. In Wooster Square, Chris Randall was documenting the stillness that comes each Saturday before a 9 a.m. farmer’s market. A few hours later, he would be marching down Congress Avenue, trailed by the smell of collard greens and macaroni and cheese.

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Artist Evangelizes For Encaustic

by Allan Appel | Jun 13, 2017 11:57 am

Allan Appel Photo You can paint with encaustic. You can sculpt with it and layer it. You can heat it so it’s like a molasses smoothy or heat it a little more so it can flow like water. When you add pigment, the colors are vivid. It shines up so it’s translucent, and it endures. The faces on Egyptian mummies still glow with it. Still, very few major artists in the last decades have used the technique.

That’s all about to change if it’s up to Ruth Sack.

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No Need For Narrative At YCBA

by Lucy Gellman | Jun 8, 2017 12:02 pm

YCBA Photos A stork dips its long beak into a deep green shell, dislodging something soft-bodied and gray that it’s going to eat for dinner. Just a stone’s throw away, an elaborate miniature of the Taj Mahal beckons from its glass case. In the next room, wild flowers bloom from a woman’s wide left eye, criss-crossing her face in a sort of floral map.

The three — all different media, which seemingly have nothing to do with each other — are brought together in “A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions, the latest exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA). Planned in conjunction with the YCBA’s 40th anniversary, the exhibition highlights some of the past decade’s greatest hits, honoring donors while also feting purchases that the curators have pursued and made.

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Medical Bias Dissected

by Allan Appel | Jun 7, 2017 12:11 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel Photo You’re a young doc on duty late one night at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In walks a morbidly obese person, reeking of alcohol, disoriented, and with a distinct foreign accent. To use medical training lingo, he’s “presenting” with pain in the left upper quadrant of the chest. How do you stay objective during your examination?

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Wisdom Brings Couture To Corsair

by David Sepulveda | Jun 6, 2017 12:55 pm

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO The calm that couturier Neville Wisdom exudes standing in front of his Westville Village showroom while casually sipping his vegetable power smoothie is deceiving.

It is Sunday and his shop is officially closed, but it’s the final week in the lead-up to his spring-summer fashion extravaganza at Corsair this Friday, June 9, and there is not a day —  or moment —  to be wasted.

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Beetles Swarm Peabody Museum

by David Sepulveda | Jun 2, 2017 12:10 pm | Comments (1)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO The Peabody Museum’s latest exhibit — the opening of which drew an overflow crowd to the third floor — combines powerful two and three dimensional artworks that will forever change your perception of beetles. Yes, beetles, those small flying and crawling insects many of us commonly, if not mistakenly, call bugs.

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