Photo By Gail Worley
Giorgio de Chirico’s description of New York as a “feverish and dreamy city” finds form in this painting from 1972, Metaphysical Interior in Manhattan. Everyday objects pile into a vaguely human shape within a distorted room that opens onto city skies. The artist founded Metaphysical Painting, a movement that trafficked in the unexpected and irrational.
Photographed in the New York Historical Socially in Manhattan.
Photo By Gail
After his January 1889 lease from the hospital in Arles, Vincent Van Gogh embarked on a series of still lifes, including crab studies. This painting my show the same crab upright and on its back. Parallel strokes sculpt the creature’s form on an exuberant, sea-like surface.
Photographed in the National Gallery in London
All Photos Courtesy of Geoffrey Dicker
LA-based artist Geoffrey Dicker is not your typical painter. With his unique style and infectious enthusiasm, he has carved out a niche for himself in the art world. I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Geoffrey to discuss his vibrant creations and the inspirations behind them. Brace yourself for an insightful and whimsical journey into the mind of this creative force.
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Review and All Images By Geoffrey Dicker
Moments before entering The Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles to see Keith Haring’s comprehensive career retrospective Art Is For Everybody, I (coincidentally) received an email reviewing the show. The article was titled Is Art for Everybody? Despite being very familiar with Haring’s work, I wanted to avoid any spoilers, so I waited to read the article; however, as I walked through the exhibit, that headline stuck with me.
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All Photos By Gail
Do you love the art of Robert Rauschenberg? I sure do. I was super excited last week to pop into Gladstone Gallery (it had been a while between visits) to find that they’re currently hosting an exhibition of Rauschenberg’s layered, multidimensional wall- mounted and sculptural works from his Spreads and Scales series. You rarely see these works outside of a museum, and this is the first show to highlight the two related series — made between 1975 and 1983 — in New York for more than 40 years. These important bodies of work demonstrate the artist’s unparalleled ability to expand the artistic possibilities of recognizable, everyday objects by ingeniously juxtaposing and combining forms in space. Continue reading Robert Rauschenberg’s Spreads and Scales at Gladstone Gallery