With a diverse practice as a muralist, painter, photographer, gallery founder, and member of several artist collectives, Maya Hayuk (b. 1969) has worked internationally to bring vibrancy and movement to urban and exhibition spaces. This large-scale work, Frontline Flashpoints Facing East Ukraine (2022) is currently on-view in the Brooklyn Museum. Continue reading Maya Hayuk, Frontline Flashpoints Facing East, Ukraine→
Don’t you love a good mash-up? I sure do. This T shirt makes the most sense if you are a hardcore fan of The Simpsons and recall episode 21 of season 7, entitled 22 Short Films About Springfield. It’s in this episode that Principal Skinner utters a line about “Steamed Hams” — thus the inclusion of Skinner-as-Glenn Danzig AKA Hamzig. Meta(l)!
I happened upon Dmitri Deragtchev’sThe New Icon (2022) while vacationing in Vancouver BC. As you can see, the piece is quite visually striking and has a lot to unpack. I felt it would be an appropriate feature choice for this column given the current political world climate, and it being Halloween and all. The artist’s statement follows:
If you’re feeling like you want to do something positive to help the people of Ukraine, who are suffering horribly, you can visit This Link for ideas on ways to donate, or Google“Best Ukraine Charities” to find an organization whose mission suits you best. Remember: I help you today, you help me tomorrow.
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