Archive for Featured Artist

ALEXA FRANKELIS

ALEXA FRANKELIS

    There are more ideas in an enduring work of art than there are motes of dust in a sunny glade. Whether the piece of is of splendor or of squalor, the artist has given us a bit of radiance in order to embroider…

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Gabriel Miranda

Gabriel Miranda

The photographer Joel Meyerowitz loved the chaos of a mid-town New York street in the late afternoon, when the vendors couldn’t bun their dirty-water dogs fast enough and the knockoff hustlers skinned every last green tourist in sight. I have an image in my mind…

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Abraham Rojas

Abraham Rojas

If, as Orwell said, everyone gets the face they deserve at fifty, then what could be said of the hands? Can they signify too many days spent in luxury, made clear by their swanny softness and unlined appearance? Does a life of dissolution tell in…

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Kyoko Miyabe

Kyoko Miyabe

In the dark days of sorcery, long before the prevalence of hard science, bones were cast for the purpose of divination. Archaeologists could read into the past after sifting the chalky remains of sarcophagi. Bones lurched up from the wilding ground could lead a forensic…

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Sydney Kaye

Sydney Kaye

  Sydney Kaye’s photographs are a beautiful mystery to me. I don’t confess to fully understanding the spontaneous drama, the break-apart abstraction, the tragedy of orbital smash; and to put a concrete name to the elements would be to debauch the artist’s work. I prefer…

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Bari Resnick

Bari Resnick

  Bari Resnick’s art works by counterglow: though initially the images suggest a range of associations, aftertime its antecedents fall away and the art burns in its own sky with a brightness uniquely its own. For instance, the first still image of her stop-motion animation,…

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Kyoko Miyabe

Kyoko Miyabe

An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a work of art. The first example of this powerful form of descriptive writing is found in Homer's The Iliad, when the Shield of Achilles is rendered for us by the poet in such a manner that...

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Zhi Xuan Zhang

Zhi Xuan Zhang

People on a Small Island, Xiamen, China 11/2013 Zhi Xuan Zhang Xiamen, once voted as China’s most romantic leisure city, is famous for its attractive seascape. The sense of a life suspended in pure pleasures is one that is startlingly absent in the work of…

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Elkfoot

Elkfoot

  elkfoot Art is lunacy with a structure; and in our harried cultural landscape, where even the memory of something as overwhelming and immense as Kim Kardashian’s shining bomb bay door on the cover of Paper magazine can fade faster than the sound of one…

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