Would you buy Bob Dylan's art?
Bob Dylan’s painting “Two sisters.” American music legend Dylan, who has turned to painting in his later years, will unveil a new set of works in Copenhagen next month, the National Gallery of Denmark announced. (AFP/File/Carl Court)
Just when I thought Colbert couldn’t get any cooler, he brings artist Chuck Close on the show (AND does a great job of talking about art, simply!). Enjoy! The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Chuck Close www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election Fox News
Artist in Focus: Alice Lipping
Alice Lipping’s Shadow Play If you’re looking for a good meal in NYC, talk to Alice Lipping, one of Ugallery’s newest artists. She’s fused her two lives as artist and foodie seamlessly. Alice currently works as a restaurant manager, spending the last 13 years with Bravo’s infamously stern judge Tom Colicchio. Her abstract paintings hang in restaurants across New...
Komail Aijazuddin (and Manboobs)
Komail Aijazuddin’s “Key to Paradise” Listen into this great radio feature from Studio 360 on Komail Aijazuddin, telling the story of how his work had been restrained by Pakistani authorities, threatening his admission to art school in America. The end of the story holds a hilarious twist: Listen Here For more on Komail and his artwork, here’s another excellent radio...
How to Hang Prints
Now that our Paperwork collection has grown bigger and bigger and….BIGGER!, many of you may be finding yourself in a bit of a display pickle. How should you hang your newfound collection of fabulous eco-friendly prints, you ask? For inspiration, we bopped over to Martha Stewart’s online home tours where we found the unique idea picture above. Family photos are slipped into plastic...
Ansen Seale Gets Corny
Ugallery (and Paperwork!) photographer Ansen Seale recently embarked upon creating a site-specific show focusing on corn. In a small shed in the middle of Texas, Ansen erected highly technical photographs of the crop, backlit with LEDs and powered by solar panels. Take a look at this great video to learn more about the project: The Corn Crib from Mark & Angela Walley on Vimeo.
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Great article about how to look at and appreciate art, from the so-called “Museum Nerd” at art21: I am not an “art critic.” I can tell you how I feel about a given work of art, but I may feel differently over time or if I see the same work in another space. Mood is a powerful factor, and it usually takes several interactions to develop a meaningful relationship. It is indeed rare...
via art 21 With his video “History of the Main Complaint” (1996) serving as a backdrop, William Kentridge discusses how artists draw upon tragedy as subject matter for their work and how drawing itself can be a compassionate act. William Kentridge was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1955. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (1973–76), Johannesburg...
Artist in Focus: Jessica JH Roller
Jessica JH Roller brings a very unique aesthetic to the Ugallery collection. Her bright, quirky paintings of flora and fauna jump from our pages, and are frequent favorites of both our customers and staff. We caught up with Jessica recently and learned more about her transistion from dense Philosophy and Economics to life as a full-time painter. Can you tell us more about your name? What...
How to Speak Art: Volume 2
Willem de Kooning and other Abstract Expressionists employed impasto techniques to record the action of creating a painting. It’s time for the second installment of How to Speak Art. Today, we’re tackling another obscure word used almost exclusively in the art world: Impasto When chatting about the impasto of a painting, art lovers are referring to its visible texture. In works with notable...
Silhouettes are so in these days. They are all over the top DIY blogs - Design*Sponge and Apartment Therapy for example. And *confession* we have one hanging in our kitchen. Contemporary artist Kara Walker also loves the silhouette. Kara, however, turns her grand silhouettes sinister and, in doing so, addresses 19th century race and gender power struggles. Here’s a great video about her...
How to Speak Art: Volume 1
Caravaggio’s The Crucifixion of St. Peter In an effort to demystify the art world, the Ugallery blog will feature frequent posts breaking down dense art vocabulary. This week’s post focuses on a particularly unpronounceable word… Chiaroscuro First thing’s first, how do you say the word? Here’s a handy little website that solves that problem for us:...
Happy Birthday Arthur Dove!
Fog Horns (1929) A very Happy Birthday to great American modernist and early abstract painter Arthur Dove! Here’s a funny couplet a disgruntled critic once wrote about him: To show the pigeons would not do / And so he simply paints the coo. Dove was interested in synesthesia, “a neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to...