Alan Prazniak’s World and the Worlds He Paints

By Matt Ross / February 28, 2018

This past fall, I started to see Alan Prazniak’s paintings in many of the Instagram feeds that I follow and I couldn’t help but notice how much substance was packed into these small paintings. The works, all of which are oil on linen, are densely packed with color and imagery that provide a journey into…

Five Contemporary Art Books to Spark Your Creativity

By Amanda Cirocco / February 27, 2018

It’s no secret that reading and art-making provide health benefits for our overall mental health. Luckily, there’s a huge market and demand for contemporary art books. Reading books about art allows other ways of thinking, new theory concepts, understanding different views and critique. Whether you’re at a road block or interested in reading a different…

Artist Spotlight: David Altmejd

By Jesse Greenberg / February 20, 2018

David Altmejd’s work is hard to describe if you’ve never seen it, because there’s really nothing to compare it with. Altmejd’s (pronounced Alt-medg) work spans across many scales and materials. No matter the scale, the work is always based on an all-encompassing vessel, sometimes a figures head, whether human, animal or fantastical beast, or a…

Artist Profile: Adam Handler

By Catherine Haggarty / February 16, 2018

Last year, while scrolling through Instagram, I stumbled upon the work of Adam Handler and was intrigued to follow along.  His paintings are physical, haptic, colorful and almost primitive. His language in painting does not appear academic – although he did study Art and Art History at SUNY Purchase. His inspirations for his work stem…

Dawn Clements’ Drawings

By John O'Connor / February 12, 2018

I’ve shown Dawn Clements’ work to students for years, and upon first sight someone will invariably ask me why she leaves so much paper “blank”. This is a perfectly reasonable question when one is used to looking at drawing in the usual ways, but Dawn Clements’ drawings are anything but usual. Seeing one of her…