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Yasmeen Abdallah Part 2

By John O'Connor / July 16, 2019

Yasmeen Abdallah Part 2   The following is a conversation I had with Yasmeen about her work, life, and influences, along with images of her new works.   John: To get started, could you tell us something about your work and background as an artist, and if there’s any advice you could give young artists?…

Drawing Hoaxes

By John O'Connor / July 12, 2019

Drawing Hoaxes   In our current political environment, fundamental scientific truths are often called into question for political gain, through propaganda fueled by a biased media and the proliferation of journalistic sensationalism. The president says something that is blatantly untrue, and people believe it, despite the facts. When something false is repeated often enough, it…

Leslie Roberts – ‘Drawing Instructions”

By John O'Connor / July 9, 2019

Leslie Roberts – ‘Drawing Instructions”   Leslie Roberts makes diagrammatic works that revel in the space between drawing and painting. They also excitingly explore the spaces between looking, seeing, and thinking (or decoding, problem solving, “figuring out”). Her works translate often serendipitously found texts into patterns. Within the parameters of each work exists every aspect…

Yasmeen Abdallah: Fettuccine, Linguine, Martini, Bikini

By John O'Connor / July 5, 2019

When I first met Yasmeen Abdallah at Pratt Institute in the mid-2000’s, she was lugging gallon jugs of water from her thesis exhibition. Why she was doing this? Was it part of her work? A labor of the everyday that would result in an exquisitely tough piece of art? Or was she just cleaning up…

Artist Feature: Nikki Maloof 

By Catherine Haggarty / July 2, 2019

Nikki Maloof is a painter based in South Hadley, MA and is represented by Jack Hanley Gallery in the Lower East side. She holds an MFA from Yale and a BFA from Indiana University, IN. Her recent solo show at Jack Hanley Gallery, titled ‘Caught and Free’, featured 8 large scale paintings and a near…

Angel Otero

By Riad Miah / June 28, 2019

Angel Otero refers to his paintings as oil paint skins. With a better understanding of his process, one soon realizes he employs an array of procedures resembling that of printmaking, sculpture, tapestry weaving, collage, and other artistic methods. The works of art encompass more than the standard of traditional painting. In a walk-through conversation with…

Cameron Welch – One River School
2019 Emerging Art Award

By Riad Miah / May 23, 2019

At the beginning of May, for those of us who teach, we being the final weeks of the academic semester. We bid farewell to the BFA and MFA candidates who are about to embark on one of the toughest and most gratifying assignment: life as artists. Elsewhere in the art world commercial galleries and professional…

Artist Spotlight – Nora Griffin

By Riad Miah / April 3, 2019

A few months ago, Nora Griffin’s solo show, titled “Chartreuse,” opened at Fierman Gallery in the Lower East Side. I caught a glimpse of images of the work in digital form. The thing that intrigued me most was the shift in the new work, which seemed to have a looser quality and more painterly gestural…

No Bigger Than The Moon – Painting by David Mcdonough

By Catherine Haggarty / February 28, 2019

I can’t take credit for the title of this article – that is credit due to the Artist, David Mcdonough – a painter based in Brooklyn NY. His paintings, moderate in size, vary in medium but center around charcoal and oil paint on canvas. Brush marks flip between transparent opaque as they move through the…

Leeza Meksin – Artist Feature

By Catherine Haggarty / January 31, 2019

Hoist Store Shed, Leeza Meksin’s most recent exhibit at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) has now concluded but it has left a mark with me and I’m certain with many others. Leeza’s work which spans painting and site specific installations continues to evolve and expand with each new project. I have been admiring her work…

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