Contrasting Life and Decay in Ceramics: Bertozzi & Casoni Animalia

Bertozzi & Casoni Animalia

Bertozzi & Casoni, the artistic duo formed by Giampaolo Bertozzi and Stefano Dal Monte Casoni in 1980, are exhibiting a selection of their most recent ceramic works, Animalia, for the city of Monza. The detailed polychrome sculptures are simultaneously compelling and repelling as they combine an undeniable attention to detail with the macabre. (more…)

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Mercedes Helnwein’s Evocative Renderings of Halloweens Past.

Mercedes Helnwein, WITCHES (detail), 2017, oil pastels on paper

Artist and writer Mercedes Helnwein likes Halloween. One look at her artwork over the past decade and there’s no denying it. Amongst her pieces you’ll see many wonderful sketches, paintings and mixed media renderings of kids in costume, pumpkins and other clues of October’s All Hallows Eve. (more…)

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Cityscape Show IX Opens at George Billis Gallery. And Here Are 28 Pieces From It.

Citiscape Show IX George Billis

Today is the opening reception for the ninth Cityscape Show at George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles, an annual favorite of mine (see ourpost on last year’s here). The group show features depictions of Northern and Southern California’s natural and man-made surroundings, capturing everything from the state’s urban elements and lifestyle to its vast geography ranging from mountains to deserts. (more…)

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GIRLS Actress Jemima Kirke Paints Women in Wedding Gowns

Jemima Kirke Bride Paintings
Self-portrait as a Bride #1, 2015, Oil on canvas, 22 x 18 inches

Three years ago this month, I introduced you to the paintings of actress Jemima Kirke who played Jessa on the HBO series GIRLS. The award-winning written cable series may have ended, but Jemima continues with her first love, painting, in her Red Hook, Brooklyn art studio. Now take a look at Jemima Kirke Bride Paintings. (more…)

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