Since March 2, the Driehaus Museum has been imbued with new, electric energy courtesy of British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE, whose ongoing solo show marks the first time contemporary art has filled its spaces. It’s also the first in a new series of exhibitions at the Driehaus collectively titled A Tale of Today, a name that nods to Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner’s eponymous novel that critiques the corrupted politics of the Gilded Age.
Desert skulls, vagina flowers, and Alfred Stieglitz—The Art History Babes discuss the many fascinating layers to the artistic practice, philosophy, and partnerships of one of the most important female artists of the 20th century, Georgia O'Keeffe.
This week, the Met debuts a large new exhibition sure to please the summer the crowds. Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll is the first exhibition at a major museum to tell the history of rock and roll through its instruments.
Several connecting threads run through the show, promised to contain both regional and larger world themes. Many artists explore the variegation of human condition, ranging from politics and racial identity to grief and humor. Yet some so embrace or distance themselves from their source material that they create cerebral, technical works.
Leslie Parke brings her large, textured abstractions to Gremillion and Company, Fine Arts, Inc in Houston this month. Her canvasses, some measuring more than seven feet across, and photographs offer rich tapestries of texture and color.
Upon seeing the first daguerreotype around 1840, the French painter Paul Delaroche (1797-1856), declared: “From today, painting is dead.” Painting did not die that day, but photography was born, disrupting the world and its social order through the creation of new ways to see, understand, and explore.
For nearly four decades, Chippewa aritst David Bradley has been a major participant in and critic of the Santa Fe art scene. Luckily, Bradley has a biting sense of humor, and he brings this and a vibrant palate to his paintings that honor his Native heritage, stand up for it in the face of commodification, and poke fun at the community he calls home.
Gersht, recognized among the world’s greatest living photographers, is an artist with exceptional skill and vision. His work does something that only great works can do; they inspire reflection rather than demand it.
In the past decade, interest in Urban and New Contemporary art has exploded among collectors and the general public alike. The massive amount of media coverage and overwhelmingly positive response to Bansky's recent Love is in the Bin ("Shredded Balloon Girl") is a testament to how far this kind of art, once seen as the work of mere hooligans, has come. Moniker Art Fair, dedicated to championing the Urban and New Contemporary Art scene, has played a big part in this transformation.
A multi-part ongoing exhibition is reexposing Americans to an influential period of modern Japanese art. Nonaka-Hill and Blum & Poe, both in Los Angeles, are mid-way through a comprehensive three-part exhibition series bringing pivotal Japanese art to America.