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Friday, September 26, 2014

Artist Highlight; Beth Lo

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                                               Beth Lo, Made in USA, Slip Cast Porcelain

I was on the Jealous Curator blog and came across this artist, Beth Lo. Aren't these porcelain figures adorable? I love that she adds Mandarin text to her porcelain figures -they are 10 inches high.

Friday Mantra

Thursday, September 25, 2014

List of Exhibitions in NYC That I Want to Go to this Fall/Winter

I was going over the New York Times list of upcoming art exhibitions for the September to May season and there were so many exhibitions that I am interested in going to.  I want to make more of an effort to see more art!


. Naim June Paik: Becoming Robot at the Asia Society.
. Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India at the Rubin Museum
. Thread Lines at the Drawing Center
. Cy Twombly: Treatise on the Veil at the Morgan Library and Museum

. Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper at the El Museo Del Barrio
. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at the Museum of Modern Art
. Judith Scott-Bound and Unbound  at the Brooklyn Museum
. Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground at the Museum of Modern Art
. Cubism: The Leonard Lauder Collection at Metropolitan Museum of Art
. Helena Rubenstein: Beauty is Power at the Jewish Museum
. Chris Ofili: Night and Day at the New Museum


. Madame Cezanne at the Metropolitan Museum


. Reopening of Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

. Noguchi as Photographer; The Jantar Mantars of Northern India at the Noguchi Museum


. The Generational Triennial at the New Museum


. Laurie Simmons: Two Girls/1966 at the Jewish Museum


. Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks at the Brooklyn Museum

. Portraits from the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts Paris at the Drawing Center


. Van Gogh; Roses and Irises at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Matisse The Cut-Outs Exhibition at MoMA

Image courtesy of The Guardian.com

                               Henri Matisse, The Parakeet and The Mermaid, 1952, Paper

There will be a Matisse The Cut-Outs Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art here in New York. It will begin October 15, 2014 and end on February 8, 2015. Here is the link to exhibit.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Interview with Jennifer Orkin Lewis on Lisa Congdon's blog

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Jennifer Orkin Lewis, Illustration

An artist friend of mine, told me about one of her favorite bloggers, Lisa Congdon -who is a well-known artist and illustrator from Oakland, California. I was on Lisa's blog and found her interview with Jennifer Orkin Lewis, aka AugustWren. Lisa talks to Jennifer about her daily painting project which has evolved over the years and now has ended up where she sets a timer of 30 minutes and when the timer goes off, it is a complete painting no matter what.  I love the discipline that Jennifer has in creating this daily habit of a painting a day -truly inspiring. Here is the link to the interview.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

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                                                     Governors Island, New York, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

An idea for the next painting

Even though majority of my paintings are images of still life and portraiture -what I really love is abstract art -there is something about the colors and the patterns that I really enjoy looking at. What I have been doing is cutting and pasting from old magazines to come up with ideas for future abstract themed paintings.  I put these 2 cut outs together and came up with this image and I think this is going to be a new painting! I also have been wanting to try painting monochromatically so this image fits into that criteria perfectly.

Friday Mantra

Saw this on Pinterest and wanted to share it. I have been in a state of inertia and can't seem to wake up from it.  I am letting "Life" get in the way of my creative pursuits and I cannot let that happen. I need to just show up even if briefly.