Archive for October, 2013

Sandra Mueller-Dick’s Deep Abstraction at Agora Gallery

Sandra Mueller-Dick’s Deep Abstraction at Agora Gallery

| October 27, 2013

Sandra Mueller-Dick’s perfectly concentrated abstract paintings turn a few simple colors into motion on the wall. Mueller-Dick works in streamlined dashes of paint and hues that are only mixed on the canvas, if they are mixed at all. From this simplified language, she creates organic formations of growing and shifting strokes, inspired by shapes found […]

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents Ride or Die graffiti exhibition

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents Ride or Die graffiti exhibition

| October 27, 2013

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents Ride or Die on view throughDecember 6, 2013. Graffiti or “street art” has been largely synonymous with being made and viewed outdoors, on surfaces of public structures throughout cities worldwide, usually without permission. The works of art in Ride or Die will explore the influence of graffiti—direct and […]

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Francesco Ruspoli: The Music of Color at Agora Gallery

Francesco Ruspoli: The Music of Color at Agora Gallery

| October 27, 2013

Working with oil paints in bright hues, Francesco Ruspoli produces paintings in which he composes a “music of color.” The resulting symphony is formed by both the careful arrangement of a limited number of shades, and the energetic flow of the compositions. With sweeping lines and expressive gestures, Ruspoli gives his images a strong sense […]

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Joelle Kem Lika’s Vital, Irrepressible Landscapes at Agora Gallery

Joelle Kem Lika’s Vital, Irrepressible Landscapes at Agora Gallery

| October 27, 2013

French artist Joelle Kem Lika takes her inspiration from nature, especially flowers and seascapes, though she turns such imagery into virtually Abstract Expressionist compositions bursting with gestural swaths of bold colors and brilliant plays of light. She cites the importance of the Buddhist concept of the “Pulse of Life” in her practice and, indeed, her […]

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James Belena-Conde’s Life-Giving Paintings at Agora Gallery

James Belena-Conde’s Life-Giving Paintings at Agora Gallery

| October 27, 2013

Artist James Beleña-Condé tackles weighty subjects like mortality, melancholy, and depression in his deceptively humble paintings, which are chiefly still lifes and figure portraits. A first-generation American with Spanish origins, he was born and raised in Brooklyn, where he attended Pratt Institute, later also studying at the Art Students League of New York. His small-format […]

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The Vibrant Photographic Prints of María Pisaca Gámez at Agora Gallery

The Vibrant Photographic Prints of María Pisaca Gámez at Agora Gallery

| October 27, 2013

María Pisaca’s large photographic prints are full of action and light. Her larger-than-life pieces are charged with symbolism and deeper meaning, yet also playful and rich with vibrant colors and an upbeat, optimistic quality that lifts the mood and brings a smile to the face. “I like to tinge the real world, making it my […]

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Bildmuseet presents Theatrical Fields

Bildmuseet presents Theatrical Fields

| October 27, 2013

Bildmuseet presents Theatrical Fields an exhibition open through January 5, 2014. Theatrical Fields examines forms of artistic practice that make use of the theatrical in performance, film and video. Developed as a research project by the curator Ute Meta Bauer, Theatrical Fields explores the analytical and political potential of theatricality through various manifestations ranging from […]

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