American artist Fred Tomaselli’s works frequently combine bold graphic forms or intricate patterns with detritus from popular culture, nature, and mass media. His materials include pills and drugs, butterfly wings, and, as in Study for June 2, 2018 (2018), fragments of magazines and newspapers. Tessellating images like the tiles of a mosaic, Tomaselli uses resin and other binding agents to create a flat, unified panel surface. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Study For June 2, 2018 By Fred Tomaselli→
Henry Geldzahler (July 9, 1935 – August 16, 1994) was a Belgian-born American curator of contemporary art in the late 20th century, as well as a historian and critic of modern art. He is best known for his work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as New York City Commissioner of Cultural Affairs under Mayor Ed Koch, and for his social role in the art world; having enjoyed close relationships with many contemporary artists. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott By David Hockney→
Unemployment (2016), another chapter of Josh Klein’s ongoing cycle, is a stark series of installations set in the 2030s or 2040s – a vision of a near-future in which automation has replaced the majority of administrative office jobs.
Trade (Gifts For Trading Land With White People) (1992) is the first painting, in which Native American artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith depicted a trade canoe, a subject she frequently returns to. Here, Smith uses the painted canoe as a vehicle for examining the history of exploitation in this country, which she underscores with collaged photocopies of old photographs, zoological illustrations, and clippings from newspapers and magazines – many from the publication of her reservation, Char-Koosta News. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Trade By Jaune Quick-To-See Smith→
It’s been a minute since I visited the most recent Art Expo NY — which was pretty darn impressive this time around. One of my favorite pink things from the show is Capsule II (Pink), a Pink Rotary Dial Telephone surrounded by fluttering Monarch Butterflies and encased in a resin block. This artwork by Diana Vurnbrand (who is also well-known for her photography) sells for $4,500.