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…

Moments and Places That Could Have Been, But Indeed Are – Andrew Fish

By Riad Miah / January 24, 2019

What does it mean to take a walk with someone? Is it a time when crucial work takes place, a moment when ideas are shared and discoveries are realized? Maybe it is just a venue for banter and for interpersonal steam to be released. An accompanied walk is also the moment of transition from one…

Kerry Law – Artist Feature

By Catherine Haggarty / January 16, 2019

Kerry Law – Stacking paint and mortality There is an endearing seriality about Kerry Law’s painting practice. He is committed to his subjects and often works in isolated bodies of work until he has pushed the idea and subject as far as he can or can stand to. He must care about the subjects to paint…

Inside the Wasp’s Nest – The Work of Julia von Eichel

By Riad Miah / January 10, 2019

When a Vespula vulgaris—the common wasp—builds a nest, it usually selects an accessible, yet hidden, site. The female does the majority of the work in the assembling process. The Vespidae, which belong to the Hymenoptera order, constructs their nests with wooden materials. The queen begins the process by chewing wood or bark, breaking it down…

Artist Spotlight – EJ Hauser

By Melissa Brown / January 4, 2019

Artist Spotlight – EJ Hauser: Drawing, Painting and Active Imagination It’s a well known studio adage that drawing is the lifeblood of painting. It’s the bit of advice that gets repeated in school, or you read about in an artist’s monograph, or you overhear that the most prolific artists draw everyday. It’s a habit that…

Ask me a Question / Part II

By Catherine Haggarty / December 15, 2018

I opened up my social networks to see what questions I would get from artists about painting, curating, teaching, and much more. Check out the questions and answers below! By, Dana B There’s a lot of mystery about how to approach galleries, how to get your work shown. I’d love to know how artists actually…

On the Works of Chris Arabadjis

By John O'Connor / December 14, 2018

The Butterfly Effect was named in the 1960’s by Edward Lorenz. He used to describe how a very simple system could yield immensely greater effects in varyingly unpredictable ways. Lorenz described the details of a tornado: its form, its velocity, path, etc., as being influenced by exceedingly minor disturbances in the weather. As the story…