The upcoming winter FRESH! group show with have the theme "Naked! What’s nu(de) in contemporary art" with guest artists who will explore the concept of the nude in contemporary art.
Artists selected are Michele Voigt, Erik Durant, Maggie Parvaneh, Joseph O'Neill, Fransisco Palomares, Bruno Perillo, Blair Martin Cahill, Michel Leroy, Ajuan Song, HakChul Kim, Christopher Parrott.
The figure, specifically the nude, is arguably the most widely used subject matter in the history of art. From the Venus of Willendorf and Ancient Greece to Picasso and Giacometti, the nude figure has been used formally and conceptually to represent not only the model, but the emotions and ideals of their times and places. In this global world, what does it mean to use the nude in our modern age, particularly with the advent of new materials and technologies, both in the creation and spread of the artwork. How has the tradition carried over, and how has it changed to reflect our society?
Historically the nude was viewed in a more “heroic” fashion; from Antiquity to the Renaissance, while there were female nudes, the male nude dominated. There begins a shift in the 1600s and by the turn of the 19th century the landscape of nudes are almost entirely women, a lineage that we are still following today. What is it about the shift in modernity that has shifted the idea of the nude from “heroism” to “vulnerability” or simply more blatant “objectification”.
Viewing these artworks allows us a lens with which to see how each culture interprets beauty differently. From the Reubeneque figures to the airbrushed and photoshopped images we see today, how can the way we deal with the figure show us what our modern conceptions of beauty tell us about ourselves? How do the physical characteristics of the human body define a societies’ values? What are the values that society deems important enough to put into art?
CraftHiltonHead2018, Art League’s 6th National Juried Fine Arts Craft Guild Exhibition, which occurs once every two years, will showcase over one hundred 2 and 3-dimensional craft works of featured artists from around the country, competing for over $4,000 in cash awards. The selection of the finalists will be by two nationally-recognized jurors, Linda Bloom and Patricia Willcox.
Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition:
an expression of culture, art is often unconventional and rebellious; experimental and insightful.Yet, art by necessity relies upon familiar traditions to achieve its unconventional ends.This is why the better we know our traditions, the more cleverly we can break them.
The annual exhibition, Material Matters, asks artists who work in a variety of traditional materials — clay, glass, wood, metal or fiber/textile — to consider the traditions underpinning their work and the rules and conventions they break in method or material. Artists are invited to submit original works that change traditional “ways of seeing” by demonstrating a break with the past or suggesting a new way forward, whether toward logical or illogical conclusions.
Opening Reception October 6th 1:00-6:00 pm
2018 LA OPEN In the spirit of the our annual “California Open”, TAG Gallery is proud to present its frst ever “LA OPEN.” This juried exhibition will serve as a gateway for a diverse range of artists in the greater Los Angeles area to display their artworks on Museum Row, home to four major Los Angeles museums. Our juror, Fabian Debora chose 110 artworks for this year’s exhibition from more than 922 submissions received in the greater Los Angeles area. This exhibition aims to inaugurate TAG’s calendar year by exhibiting works of local artists. Students as well as seasoned artists, and those who may be new to gallery exhibitions, are encouraged to apply. The focus of this exhibition is to illustrate that artists are strong and impactful when they come together to facilitate dialogue amongst varied styles of works. To this end, the viewer and artist alike are encouraged to make unapparent connections between selected pieces and artists, revealing lay lines and webs of meaning that are sacred and unique to each viewer. The juror for the LA Open is artist and Homeboy industries substance abuse counselor, Fabian Debora. Born in El Paso, Texas and raised in Boyle Heights, California, Debora has been creating art since childhood. Beginning his art career in 1995 as a member of the East Los Angeles Streetscapers, Fabian was mentored by many Chicano graffti artists and muralists, introducing him to creative expression in all forms. Over the years Fabian has created murals throughout East Los Angeles and continued to develop his style through work on canvas. He has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, including Santa Barbara, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Kansas City, MO. Fabian is currently a substance abuse counselor and art mentor at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles
The SLICE annual juried exhibit showcases art in all media that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in art. This year, work by 34 artists was chosen by Rachel Clarke, Professor of New Media at California State University Sacramento.
This year’s juror is Rachel Clarke. Clarke is an artist and professor of new media art at California State University, Sacramento, CA. Her work intertwines themes of nature, culture, and technology, combining physical and virtual modes of making. It involves video and animation, installation, augmented reality, and experimental 3D design. She has shown at ISEA Vancouver BC, Canada; Another Year in LA gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Balance/Unbalance at Arizona State University, AZ; Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria; Aggregate Space, Oakland, CA; WORK Detroit, MI; and Currents International Festival in Santa Fe, NM. Clarke serves on the Board of the New Media Caucus and is the founding editor of their international journal, Media-N.
It was an honor and a pleasure to judge Slice this year. I enjoyed the range of subjects and content that artists chose to explore: global politics, migration, feminism, ecology, and media culture, as well as traditional topics of landscape, portrait, and regional themes. The entries were diverse in both media and content, and my selection reflects that range, while showcasing what I considered to be exemplary. That said, each and every entry had its own unique merits, so whittling down to the final group was a challenge. There's a lot of exciting work in the show; it's a microcosm of the creativity of our region. It highlights artists from all walks of life, connected together by a desire to dedicate their time and energy to sustaining a creative practice.
Blair Martin Cahill Chris Allan
M. Mark Bauer
Deziree Dizon Gary Epting
Margaret Jo Feldman
Janet Lucroy Brett Melliar
Scott Woodward Meyers
Gestalt Projects invites you to an exhibit of works on circular shaped surfaces. Artists around the US created works in a variety of mediums on circular canvas and sculptural spheres.
SCOPE NEW YORK RETURNS TO CHELSEA LOCATION AT METROPOLITAN PAVILION
New York, NY: The 18th edition of SCOPE New York returns to its Chelsea location at Metropolitan Pavilion. Known for presenting groundbreaking contemporary work, SCOPE New York will welcome 60 international exhibitors at its centrally-located venue. In addition, SCOPE will continue its legacy of critically-acclaimed VIP Programming, with a focused schedule of events, talks and screenings. The first fair to run concurrent with The Armory Show, SCOPE New York’s spirit of innovation has consistently forged the way for emerging artists and galleries. Attuned to nuances in the market and itself an influential force in the cultural sphere, SCOPE continues to usher in a new vision of the contemporary art fair. SCOPE New York opens on Thursday, March 8, 2017, with the Platinum First View and VIP & Press Preview, and will run through Sunday, March 11, 2018.
his exhibition features a wide range of original fiber artworks created by 43 artists, from 20 different states! Included works are created from both natural and synthetic fibers, and are a mixture of functional and non-functional explorations. This exhibition was curated by the d'Art staff, and juried by Liana Graham, the visual arts department chair at the Governor's School for the Arts!
FIBER ART VIII International Biennial Fiber Arts Exhibition in collaboration with SURFACE DESIGN ASSOCIATION
Jurors Wendy Lugg, Jason Pollen and Eszter Bornemisza
International Biennial Exhibition. This signature biennial exhibition, in collaboration with Surface Design Association, invites national and international artists to submit innovative and traditional fiber art work, contemporary concepts using either traditional or unusual materials. Accepting both two and three dimensional pieces, including wearable and large installation art.
we are a vibrant los angeles art gallery exhibiting abstract, contemporary, & street art from over 50 emerging and established artists. if you want to build your collection with affordable, unique artwork, we can offer a wide range of pieces from urban, street and pop to some stunning abstract works.
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FRESH! ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW "GEOFORM"
Celebrating abstract art that is based on the use of geometric forms, sometimes seen as a non-illusionistic space and combined into non-objective (non-representational) compositions, the exhibition GEOFORM explores the genre of contemporary non-objective abstraction, created using a variety of mediums. The exhibition will showcase a mix of JanKossen representative artists, and new emerging artists who are invited to send in their proposals. GEOFORM is held in collaboration with the gallery's project space "ARTE PONTE". More information is found in "About" page.
Opening Reception | Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 7-10p | RSVP
This multidisciplinary collection of abstract work features 22 artists hailing from the United States to Australia, each selected for their deliberate deviation from representational art. These artist’s theoretical compositions though dissimilar, reflect the social, emotional and intellectual preoccupations in all areas of modern culture.
An ambitious and unexpected exhibit, DEPARTURE THEORY is a diverse medley of contemporary abstracts, including a large scale hanging installation, geometric sculpture and conceptual art. Not confounded by generic limits, the visual comprehension of each piece in this exhibition introduces a sense of infinite possibility in highly controlled compositions.
Curated by Yessíca Torres
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UAL Alumni show celebrating BritWeek at Wallspace Gallery
Reception Saturday 22nd 7-9pm
Exhibit on show through Saturday April 29th
Tonight, Saturday 7-9pm
"That Blitz Mentality"
UAL Alumni Group Show
Artist Reception Saturday April 22nd 2017
Exhibition on view through April 30th
Originally part of Brit Week, Los Angeles, the show, which will run from April 22nd -April 30th , 2017, is a unique offering from UAL alumni - transplants from England and Europe who work in diverse fields, including the fashion and textile industries, contemporary art, film and animation, photography, product and graphic design and have made Los Angeles their home.
The University of the Arts (UAL) is Europe's largest and best known provider of arts education, formed from a conglomerate of internationally renowned art schools such as Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, and the London College of Fashion.
Owned and curated by fellow expat Valda Lake, Wallspace is a dynamic gallery that presents art in an unconventional setting with the goal of creating a floor-to-ceiling visceral experience. The gallery represents over 50 emerging and more established LA-based contemporary abstract artists. Valda is excited to be co-producing The Blitz Mentality and to host the alumni working in such a variety of interesting fields.
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Blair Martin Cahill, "The Terminal", embroidery
With over 75 art fairs spanning more than 15 years, SCOPE is celebrated as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. Renowned for its uncanny ability to forecast new visual trends that are embraced globally, SCOPE Art Shows garner extensive critical acclaim and over 500 million annual impressions across print, digital and television. With cumulative sales well over one billion dollars and attendance of 1.2 million visitors, SCOPE Art Show is the largest and most global emerging art fair in the world.
The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht, SOFA is produced by Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events company.
Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits.
SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago's major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending. Sales at the fair are estimated at 15-20 million dollars per show.
With a strong educational emphasis, SOFA CHICAGO includes an acclaimed lecture series and special exhibits exploring the artworks on view and surveying new trends in the art world. A VIP program includes exclusive events tailored to high-profile gallery clients and collector/museum groups.
SOFA has evolved into a dynamic international marketplace and community – a confluence of perspectives where art, design and people intersect.
Inspired by industry and innovation in Pittsburgh, the 26th International Sculpture Conference – Sculpture in Context: Tradition and Innovation will explore how contemporary sculpture can effect cultural reinvention. From October 15-18, 2016, the 26th International Sculpture Conference will bring together artists, arts administrators, curators, patrons, students, and sculpture enthusiasts for exciting programming on contemporary sculpture.
The Complex Art of Making:
The Role of Technology in the Artist’s Studio
Moderator: Kari Britta Lorenson
Blair Cahill, McArthur Freeman II, DeWitt Godfrey, Sophie Kahn
This panel will discuss how digital fabrication technology is an integrated
process in the artists’ studio for production of art, project proposal
visualizations and as a tool for exploring new forms.
Whether it is for working through ideas quickly and efficiently for cost saving
experimentation before large production or creating stunning images or 3D
renderings of proposed artworks for new venues for the work such as public
art opportunities, technology has an ever increasing role in the studio.
Panelists will share perspectives and strategies that play integrated roles
in their ideas about art and professional practices.
Blair Martin Cahill
Panel: The Complex Art of Making: The Role of Today's Technology in the Artist's Studio
As a traditionally trained artist, Blair Martin Cahill is extremely interested in the new dynamic of art and uses an amazing array of modern tools in conjunction with long established techniques. By combining traditional methods of foundry casting and textile production with cutting edge technology, Cahill finds infinite opportunities for producing completely unique and truly contemporary fine art. Cahill's new work encapsulates the traditional with the modern and juxtaposes dissimilar materials, such as steel and silk. Cahill obtained her BFA from California Institute of the Arts and then attended the University of Arts London, Chelsea for her MA in Fine Art. This further established her individual style of combining elements of color and light. In addition to studying at the Art Center College of Design, she was awarded the Digital Fabrication Residency which facilitated exploration of the boundaries of sculpture, tradition and technology. Cahill has lectured at the Collage Artists of America and her work is held in private collections internationally.
Indulge your curiosity – explore the abandoned military barracks of Governors Island Art Fair, 100 singular rooms of painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and sound art. Run by artists, for artists, New York’s largest independent exhibition enters its 9th year this fall. Once again GIAF organizers, 4heads, have sifted through a sea of creative proposals from New York and around the world, giving 100 of the best a full room each, in which to wreak havoc as they see fit. And outside on the grass; large-scale sculpture, food, drink, music and more. Can’t wait until September? 4heads’ Artists in Residence keep their studio doors open on weekends, this summer on the island. Get your culture fix on Governors Island – there’s enough art here to start a new country.
Governors Island Art Fair is organized by 4heads, a New York City nonprofit organization created by artists for artists. Their goals are to foster community by offering space for artists, to provide arts-education for the underserved, and to expose hidden culture. 4heads supports a collaborative DIY spirit while catalyzing dialogue between artists and people from all walks of life.
GIAF takes place at Colonel’s Row on Governors Island. Admission is free. Catalogues are available for purchase for $20. Hours are 11am – 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays, September 3 – 25, 2016. Governors Island is accessible by an 8-minute ferry ride from the Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street) in Lower Manhattan or a 3-minute ferry ride from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 (at the end of Atlantic Avenue, at Columbia Street) in Brooklyn. The ferry ride costs $2 after 12 noon.
ADC, Art Design Consultants, Inc. proudly sponsors ART COMES ALIVE (ACA), an annual fine art contest & exhibitthat awards the brightest and best artists working in North America, in a variety of categories. It is a great opportunity for artists to be acknowledged for their talents, gain exposure and win purchase awards and gallery contracts.
For twenty years, ADC has been dedicated to showcasing and selling the best local and regional artists works. These artists have been placed in some of the most prestigious corporate and private collections in the country.
Opening Reception | Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 7-10PM | RSVP
Dab Art is pleased to present FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING, an exhibition of figurative artwork at The HUD Gallery. Inspired by the classical theme that remains of persistent interest to contemporary artists, this exhibit explores figures in multiple genres and contexts.
Featuring monumental nudes by Ghislaine Fremaux, mixed media infused with a sense of loss, a stoic gratitude and a poetic depiction of time's passage. Rollence Patugan’s black and white photo series woMEN, investigates the emotional and philosophical relationship of the visual and physical conventions of the female/male identity. While his meticulous and virtuosic technique is indebted to the history of classical painting, Donald Rizzo’s images themselves engage startlingly contemporary ideas about the representation of the human form and psyche.
The unconventional and schematic use of LEGO’s by Andy Bauch reveals an attitude that draws equivocally from the genre of history painting and pop culture. Perhaps the most expressionistic piece we have ever exhibited is the interactive installation Will you wear my body? by Maria DiFranco. This immense and boldly graphic piece is the culmination of experience and research on what it means to be a woman with cancer.
Blair Cahill stands alone from the contrasting brushwork; her embroidery and mixed media works are brimming with the intensity of human presence and signifies a persistent fascination with the tension between bold painterly gesture and figurative content.
For Davia King, the practice of drawing, like painting, is a subject in it’s self. Her drawings are thus the opposite of pure sensation, seeming to be impulsive while in fact they are highly constructed. It is in this formal paradox that the depth of content resides. Colette Standish seems to disregard the classical polarities of abstraction and representation, surface and frame. Assertive gestures, a lush palette, and the dynamic interchange of light and dark are all traits of a distinctive style in her Abstracting The Figure series.
While there is not one style that encapsulates all of the works, incorporated inFIGURATIVELY SPEAKING are the influences of the masters of Matisse, Picasso, and Modigliani. However, most evident in all of the works in this exhibit is an archetypal portrait type, more specifically an idealized human figure.
Artists on Exhibit: Blair Cahill + Maria DiFranco + Donald Rizzo + Rollence Patugan + Ghislaine Fremaux + Andy Bauch + Colette Standish + Davia King
Blair Cahill obtained her BFA from California Institute of the Arts and then attended the University of Arts London, Chelsea for her MA in Fine Art. Recent exhibitions include; “5x5x5”, Hammond Hall Gallery, Jacksonville, AL (2016), “96% Percent Visible”, Menier Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2016), BWAC Juried Show, Brooklyn, NY (2016).
5x5x5 Is a chance for artist of all concentrations to challenge themselves to push the limits of their creativity with the only limits of 5 inches by 5 inches.
5x5x5 Jacksonville State University Mini-Works
Hammond Hall Gallery
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265
96% Visible brings together a rich variety of artwork from a group of 11 artists who have been exhibiting together for six years. Working together over a number of years has meant the artists have come to have an in-depth knowledge of each-others work and this familiarity has enabled them to create a collection of works that both compliment, and enhance each-others. The group continue to exhibit together as they share a desire to express themselves through their work; to respond creatively to what they see around them.
Included in the exhibition is work that combines lo-fi materials, such as brass, lead and bronze with paper and wax. A study of our enduring fascination and the continuing relevance of myths and traditional tales. A colourful display of delicate embroidery on silk suspended in a folding frame of polished metal. Work that focuses on the distant past and the fragmented memories that are embedded within individual thoughts and feelings. And a reflection on British cultural identity in response to the state of flux of those communities.
We are excited to announce our seventh annual national juried art show, Wide Open 7, opening May 7, 2016. And again this year, we are privileged to have another of NY’s art elite as our juror, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s, Beth Saunders, Curatorial Assistant. With her guidance and selections, we look forward to another spectacular show.
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The BWAC exhibition space is located at 499 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, 11231, in the pre-Civil War warehouse overlooking the Statue of Liberty.The gallery is open weekends only, 2-6PM, during the time of our scheduled art shows.EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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PHONE: (718) 596-2506/7
By Train: The B61 (G and F train to Smith/9th) and the B57 & B61 (A and F train to Jay Street) buses go to Van Brunt & Beard stop.
By Ferry: NY Water Taxi Free IKEA ferry from Wall St Pier 11.
By Car from the Brooklyn Bridge: Brooklyn Bridge becomes Adams Street. Make a right on to Atlantic Avenue, left on to Columbia Street, right on to DeGraw. Left on to Van Brunt and continue on Van Brunt to end.
By Car from Brooklyn: Northwest on Hamilton Avenue and make a left on to Van Brunt. Continue on Van Brunt to end
The LONDON TRANSPLANTS 2016 art exhibition runs April 19 - May 1
Join us on April 23rd at 7pm for this fabulous art exhibition opening at Wallspace LA gallery. Open to the public - RSVP/registration required - click here
LONDON TRANSPLANTS: A unique offering from University of the Arts London (UAL) alumni from England and Europe who have made Los Angeles their home and working in fashion and textile industries, contemporary art, film and animation, photography, product and graphic design.
UAL is Europe’s largest and best known provider of arts education, formed from a conglomerate of internationally renowned art schools including Central Saint Martins, Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Fashion, and London College of Communication.
Join us for this one-of-a-kind exhibition!
Thursday April 14th (VIP Opening Night Preview Party, 4PM–7PM — Open to all attendees)
Friday April 15th – Sunday April 17th
- • Multi-Day Pass: $40.00 each. Valid for entire event: Thursday’s VIP Opening Preview Party and Friday through Sunday.
- • General Admission: $20.00 each. Valid for one admission: Thursday’s VIP Opening Preview Party, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
- • Senior Admission (ages 60+): $15.00 each. Valid for one admission: Thursday’s VIP Opening Preview Party, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
- • Student Admission (Middle & High School/College—ID Required): $15.00 each. Valid for one admission: Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Children aged 12 and under get in FREE. For groups of more than 12, a group rate of $15.00 per person is available.
Please Note: Above tickets include VIP Opening Preview Party but DO NOT include TRADE DAY Hours on Thursday, April 14, 12PM–4PM.
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Bigger is better.
Large artwork provides an awe factor that smaller sized pieces cannot, prompting a unique viewing interaction. Through their size we can visually and sometimes physically immerse ourselves into a piece. We want to see art that impacts us both through it's size and technique!
Rich blues, greens and silvers permeate delicate silk suspended within a dissected sphere of stainless steel.
Suspended over a highly polished base of metal, the sphere appears to glow from within.
The center rings are some of the largest embroidered areas to ever to have been produced.
As a traditionally trained artist Blair Martin Cahill is extremely interested in the new dynamic of art and uses an amazing array of modern tools in conjunction with long established techniques.
By combining traditional methods of textile production with cutting edge technology, Cahill finds infinite opportunities for producing completely unique and truly contemporary fine art.
Cahill obtained her BFA from California Institute of the Arts and then attended the University of Arts London, Chelsea for her MA in Fine Art. This further established her individual style of combining elements of color and light. In addition to studying at Art Center College of Design she was awarded the Digital Fabrication Residency which facilitated exploration of the boundaries of sculpture, tradition and technology.
Cahill has lectured at the Collage Artists of America and her work is held in private collections internationally.
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