CheemahMarch 11, 2019 Oakland, CaliforniaDown by Jack London Square there is a bold monument of a young woman holding a torch perhaps riding alongside an eagle, and this sculpture is called "Cheemah, Mother of the Spirit Fire.. She points the way and is installed right by the entrance to a weekend farmer's market and I was surprised to observe that no one stopped to look - she is taken for granted - maybe even ignored!This is the problem for visual art - in order to be regarded - the art has to grab your attention which gets harder when everyone has their eyes on their cell phones.Cheemah is a kind of a symbol, and because the work of art represents a powerful woman figure it becomes an illustration of leadership by example, something we really need in our lives right now given the national political situation.Henry Raschen ( 1854-1937"California Miner With a Pack Horse", oil on canvas, 1887We are on break now and on my way to California I am reading a book called 1491 by Charles C. Mann that outlines what was going on here in the Americas before ( and during ) the period [...]
Sat, Mar 16, 2019
The Visual Art Worker
General ShermanSequoia National Park, CaliforniaMeet General Sherman! On a "must see" list, I can introduce you today to the world's largest tree!Not the oldest, nor the tallest tree ( which resides many miles up north of here ). We met General Sherman on March 12th up in the Sierra Mountains where Sequoia National Park is located. Let me tell you that everything you have ever heard about giant sequoias is dwarfed by the REAL thing!To get up the mountain we had to try three times - who knew that these trees were in the snow?? - and we were told that we would need chains for our tires so we turned around and went down the mountain. The next morning we found a tire chain rental place and learned how to put them on, and back up the hills we went. When we got to the level where it becomes mandatory to have the chains on ( 7000 feet above sea level ) we found that the chains we rented were too small! Back down again... our frustration mounting! Finally, found a place that had chains for our tire size, and we [...]
Thu, Mar 14, 2019
The Visual Art Worker
Concept video albums (Beyoncé's "Lemonade; Janelle Monáe's "Dirty Computer") have become powerful tools to communicate complex social and political concepts by combining musical and cinematic storytelling. Art pop duo Princess (performance artists Alexis Gideon and Michael O'Neill) uses music as the foundation for its multi-disciplinary practice that explores issues of queerness and the concept of masculinity.… [...]
Wed, Mar 13, 2019
City Newspaper Art Blog
Founded in 2011 by Bradford Nordeen, Dirty Looks Inc serves as a platform for queer film, video, and performance. It seeks to illuminate queer histories and trace contemporary queer aesthetics by presenting important LGBTQ film and video art alongside emerging artists and filmmakers.… [...]
Wed, Mar 13, 2019
City Newspaper Art Blog
Andrew Palladino
Andrew Palladino Q: Please you tell us about your background? I am a Boston based printmaking artist, I recently graduated with a BFA in printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. I've been making art for about the past five years now but my time printing goes further back than that. Before MassArt I attended vocational school for production commercial printing, specializing in offset lithography and silkscreen. Empty in the Cave, Intaglio, 12.5×23.5in, 2018 Q: How would you describe your work? A majority of my current work is etchings and silkscreen prints. My prints are abstractions working off of maps and diagrams. I use observation and pre-existing information to create completely impossible forms and uninterpretable figures. I look at things very analytically yet display them with more open readings, swinging the real into my own pieces of art. Q: What is your process for creating a work of art? I work heavily with layering, the pieces build themselves that way. I make a lot of components in a drawing that may not even appear in the final print, but the contribution to the overall drawing is important to me. The image builds and thickens, usually to the point of being over-done, but that [...]
Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Main Street Arts Gallery
Andrew Palladino
Andrew Palladino Q: Please you tell us about your background? I am a Boston based printmaking artist, I recently graduated with a BFA in printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. I've been making art for about the past five years now but my time printing goes further back than that. Before MassArt I attended vocational school for production commercial printing, specializing in offset lithography and silkscreen. Empty in the Cave, Intaglio, 12.5×23.5in, 2018 Q: How would you describe your work? A majority of my current work is etchings and silkscreen prints. My prints are abstractions working off of maps and diagrams. I use observation and pre-existing information to create completely impossible forms and uninterpretable figures. I look at things very analytically yet display them with more open readings, swinging the real into my own pieces of art. Q: What is your process for creating a work of art? I work heavily with layering, the pieces build themselves that way. I make a lot of components in a drawing that may not even appear in the final print, but the contribution to the overall drawing is important to me. The image builds and thickens, usually to the point of being over-done, but that [...]
Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Main Street Arts Gallery
Summer 2018- When POST started five years ago, I was against it. Starting a business is hard enough but when that business is in a dying segment such as print, the endeavor seemed in every way doomed. My concerns about revenue, circulation, distribution, etc. would soon be overshadowed, however, by the excitement, fulfillment, fascination, and meaning this business would bring. Oh how ... [...]
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
Post
A lead complainant in the federal UR case starts a new life while waiting for justice- How did Celeste Kidd's (Dr. Kidd is a professor in UR's Brain and Cognitive Science department) sharing of her experiences affect you? It really brought a lot of things into focus for me about women's rights, about students' rights, and about how vulnerable they are and how they need protection to have the space to learn freely ... [...]
Thu, Apr 05, 2018
Post
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Art House Press
The Art House Press website will be taking on a new look in the upcoming weeks. AHP will be switching website platforms as well and we don't want to lose anybody! To make sure you stay current with all AHP news please subscribe here: [contact-form] [...]
Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Art House Press