Visual Arts

Johnaker Paints The Town

by Brian Slattery | Feb 5, 2016 12:00 pm | Comments (2)

Brian Johnson, one half of the art team Johnaker, held the frame of the silkscreen still. Graham Honaker, the other half, applied the magenta paint.

“See how this ink is ... gak-like?” Honaker said. Johnson nodded. It was the kind of comment that might suggest that maybe the silkscreening was in trouble. But not under Honaker’s steady hand, as he spread the paint evenly to apply one of Johnaker’s images to a shirt that already had a little paint on it, which made it a perfect sacrifice for a demonstration. He used one of Johnaker’s most popular images: a smiling salt shaker on roller skates brandishing a porterhouse steak on a fork, which Johnson and Honaker call Speef.

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Yale-New Haven “Art Corridor” Revitalized

by Allan Appel | Feb 4, 2016 12:00 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel Photo When photographer Terry Wild submitted a color evocation of a bench at the beach for display at a hospital in Pennsylvania, it was rejected for suggesting isolation and being too depressing for ill patients and their visiting families.

At Yale-New Haven Hospital’s St. Raphael campus, Wild’s image of the bench by the sea easily made the cut.

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