Biography necessarily runs hand in hand with visual-art production. For sculptor and conceptual artist Russell Maltz, living and making are one and the same thing. That said, the affable, unpretentious, and uncontrived sixty-nine-year-old artist wears his penchants, quirks, and opinions lightly, layering them in such a way as always to seem impromptu and so grab an audience’s attention in unexpected ways. In fact, layering would seem to be one of Maltz’s signature activities.
We are thrilled to announce that, in partnership with the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA), will begin August with the launch of our next vFair: The Denver Art Showcase. Curated by regular contributor Colleen Smith, the vFair will feature work from the area's most innovative galleries and artists.
On July 27 in New York, Bonhams auction of Modern & Contemporary Art & Photography from Africa and the Diaspora will feature a large selection of exceptional photography including a striking black-and-white image, Isililo XX, by Zanele Muholi (b. 1972), estimated at $7,000 – 10,000.
Three books—actually exhibition catalogues—hint at the diversity of the art being exhibited, considered, and reconsidered today. Together the following three publications reflect the intellectual range of the art critics and the artists themselves.
In December 2021, the Television Academy announced eleven significant rule changes designed to better align the Emmys with, “the dynamic and rapidly evolving television industry." Among these changes are several meant to highlight the too often unsung visual artists.
Noted iconoclastic Jewish-American poet, playwright, novelist, and art collector Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) is remembered for her experimental use of language, her frank depiction of lesbian relationships in fiction, and for amassing an exceptional art collection while living in Paris as something of a celebrity figure.
Following a trend that started in the late 1800s, Western photographers were sent abroad to create images of foreign countries. Such photographs, oftentimes created through an imperialist and colonial lens, contributed to the creation of stereotypical views of non-Western countries.
A new self-portrait from Vincent Van Gogh has recently been detected, hidden under layers of glue and cardboard, by the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS). Officials are confident, though not certain, that the painting is a hitherto unknown work of art.
Deeply intertwined, fear and courage have traveled together across the centuries through artwork. Art shows believers the rewards and punishments of the afterlife, reminds us of the brevity of life, and leads us by example through the vicissitudes of heroines such as Joan of Arc.
Fascinated by language, its connection to the visual, and the craft of paper making, McClure became fluent in Japanese and found herself shocked by the many mistranslations she began to encounter, attributing them not only to linguistic mistakes but also to cultural misunderstandings.