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Painter Rudolf Bauer to Be Subject of New Play at 59E59, TV Doc and NYC Exhibition This Fall
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

A new play, public television documentary special, and gallery exhibition will resurrect the life and work of modernist artist Rudolf Bauer, one of the 20th century's most important, yet nearly forgotten, painters. The astonishing paintings. The multiple affairs. The deception. The treachery. And the non-objective art that offered a new way of looking at the world. (more...)


Larry Krone to Display Work from LOOK BOOK at Joe's Pub, 9/2-25
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

As part of Joe's Pub at The Public's new artist-in-residence initiative, artist/entertainer Larry Krone will premiere a selection of photos from his forthcoming art book, LOOK BOOK. The book showcases the inspired creations of Larry Krone BRAND and the House of Larreon in photos by designer and photographer Todd Oldham. Running in conjunction with The Public Theater's 2014-15 season presentation of Bridget Everett's Rock Bottom, the exhibition will be on view from September 2-25 on The Public Theater's Philip and Janice Levin Foundation Mezzanine. There will be an opening night party today, September 2 at 5:30PM. (more...)


MCCC Gallery to Open Season with PANNAROMA -- MCCC, On View 9/2-25
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

'Pannaroma - MCCC' opens the new season at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College (MCCC). The exhibit features panoramic photographs by 18 photographers who used a specially designed 1x3 panoramic camera built by Thomas Roma, the Director of Photography at Columbia University. The show has been previously exhibited in New York City, Miami and New Orleans. (more...)


Pennsylvania College of Art & Design to Hold Public Sculpture Installation Dedication, Today
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ AIGA medalist Gail Anderson and agency partner Joe Newton designed 'Create Influence,' a 60-foot long sculpture recently installed in the Art Garden on the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design campus in downtown Lancaster. (more...)


Leslie Brill's LA PORTA BLU AND OTHER WORK to Open at Blue Mountain Gallery, Today
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2014

In her fifth solo show with Blue Mountain Gallery, Leslie K. Brill features large acrylic paintings with figures that dramatically emerge from and retreat into the surface of the paper. Some were created during her stays in Rome at the Porta Blu Studio, and others in her Ithaca studio. (more...)


International Artist Liu Bolin Exhibits a Special Creation at 'Art Bengaluru 2014'
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2014

In a mesmerising display of performance art, renowned camouflage artist, Liu Bolin, vanished into his painting to craft yet another indelible memory at Art Bengaluru 2014. Showcasing his work in India for the first time, the artist created an installation titled "Charger Series - Peony No. 2" and also put up a live performance for the inauguration of the Art Festival, where he emerged from a Magazine Rack. South India's biggest Art Festival, Art Bengaluru's 5th Edition is being held at The Collection at UB City, Bangalore from 21st to 30th August, 2014. Beijing-based artist, Liu Bolin, uses art as a medium to comment on society and repressive social norms. His best known photo series, "Hiding in the City", took form in November 2005 when the Beijing city management demolished Suo Jia Cun - Asia's largest international artist village and Liu Bolin's home. As a silent protest to this event, Liu Bolin started his now legendary series Hiding in the City, which has spread beyond China countries like France, Italy & U.S.A. Art Bengaluru began in 2009 as a quest to encourage & develop a thriving community of artists & art connoisseurs in Bangalore. Each year, the festival puts forth new art concepts for its audience; this year the event has scaled new heights with Bolin's engaging performance at the inauguration. The Opening Night saw this talented artist blend into rows of shelves lined with magazines. Uzma Irfan - Executive Director, Corporate Communications - Prestige Group, Founder - Sublime Galleria and Conceptualizer & Organizer - Art Bengaluru said, "We are honoured to have an artist of the caliber of Liu Bolin at Art Bengaluru who will unveil an exclusive creation for the event. Each year Art Bengaluru aims to get bigger & better and this time we have reached a new level with the artworks & artists, which will place the festival on the global art map. I urge all of you to join us in celebrating these unique creations of art which are displayed at the festival." Speaking about Art Bengaluru, Artist Liu Bolin said, "Art Bengaluru is an incredible platform for artists to display their works. Over the years, the organisers of this festival have done their best to promote & support artists from diverse backgrounds and it is a pleasure to perform & showcase my work in India for the first time at Art Bengaluru." Another work of art by Bolin, which has held the audience captive, is his installation the Charger Series which has originated from the artist's dissatisfaction towards material possessions. This work of art shows cell phone chargers plugged into steel forms of the human body. The cell phone charger serves as an indicator of the boundless desires of human beings. Artist Bolin explains the concept, "As we carry more and more burdens on our shoulders, we are gradually pulled away from the essence of life. In my work, the variety of brands, styles & sizes of the chargers demonstrates the diversity of life while also exhibiting the traces of human desire. As functional objects become unusable, they perfectly represent the unappeasable nature of human desire." A form of social commentary, Bolin's artworks warn audiences of impending disasters caused by human overindulgence. About Art Bengaluru: Art Bengaluru (http://www.artbengaluru.in), one of the most reputed Art Festival's in India, has been created to showcase a wide spectrum of art forms and provide a platform for artists (both Indian & International) to exhibit their works. Launched in 2010, Art Bengaluru began with a vision to promote works of art and cultivate a thriving art community in the city. The First Year of Art Bengaluru saw 15 Galleries across the city participate in the week-long festival that also screened a series of Short Films, in addition to an Art Competition for Children. The Second Edition featured 15 Art Galleries from across the country with the highlight being the inaugural Luxury Art Auction. The Third Edition showcased 15 top National & International Art Galleries, a Children's Art Competition, Workshops, Speaker Sessions and the iconic International Art & Luxury Auction. Each year, the festival strives to rise a notch higher than the last, and in 2013 the much-awaited event saw over 100 National & International Artists showcase a diverse collection of artworks while the Auction saw on block works of celebrated artists such as M.F. Hussain, S.H. Raza, F.N. Souza, amongst others. The Fourth Edition also introduced Berserk - a unique Arts Conference for Children in addition to the trademark activities. For more information on 'Art Bengaluru 2014' please visit http://www.artbengaluru.in (more...)


Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 8/24/2014 - 8/31/2014
by BWW - August 31, 2014

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by BWW - August 31, 2014

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Florian Westermann Presents MAGIC PLACES Photography Exhibit, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2014

His passion is to discover and capture the breathtaking spectacle of landscape and light, wherever on earth he may find it. Being in the middle of nature, which has changed little in thousands of years and where one wishes that time would stop while looking at the scenery in awe, is for him an unbelievable wealth that he wants to share. It is to these magical places that Florian Westermann wants to lead the viewer emotionally and communicate their beauty, grandeur and drama. He wants to show that the unbelievable is reality and is really there. Florian Westermann (b. 1980), grew up in West Berlin and witnessed firsthand the fall of the wall. Reunification and the city as a rapidly changing melting pot influenced his childhood and youth. Already in this context, he developed a very strong interest in photography. The city offered him an inexhaustible wealth of inspiration and motives. However, he soon discovered his special predilection for nature photos. After leaving school, he started his career as a business journalist in 1999. On numerous journeys, he also had the opportunity to devote himself to landscape photography and to discover new, fascinating places over and over again. Over many years, he managed to teach himself the knowledge that he needed as a photographer. Passion was just as key to his success as his willingness to spare neither expense nor effort in search of the best moments of nature. He realized almost nothing brings people together in the way photography does. For Florian Westermann, it is a universal form of expression that appeals to people very directly in a rational and an emotional way. With the exhibition 'Magical Places' at 'art place berlin', he exhibits works of recent years to a wider audience in Berlin for the first time. Forty-five high-quality large-formats show impressive motifs from the cities of New York and San Francisco, the vastness of the American Southwest, the paradise islands of the Seychelles, and motifs from Europe such as the German and Swiss Alps or the Mediterranean island of Sicily. 'Photography is a fire that burns inside my heart and will not let me go. In pristine nature, I find something that is larger and more important than ourselves' - Florian Westermann. Since 2014, he lives and works in Munich. 'art place berlin' is the forum for contemporary art and intercultural projects at the Park Inn by Radisson Berlin-Alexanderplatz. It offers the opportunity to encounter current international art to over 30,000 monthly guests and visitors. The changing exhibitions show artistic positions in painting, photography, and works on paper. The exhibitions can be visited daily from 9 am - 9 pm with free admission on the ground floor and the 1st floor. Today, 'art place berlin' looks back on 5 years of successful collaboration with artists, curators, and institutions. From the beginning, it could be trusted in the rich experience of organizing more than 100 high-profile exhibitions, which were shown in the former Art Center Berlin Friedrichstrasse from 2005 to 2010. art place berlin - forum for contemporary art in the Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz since 2009 Alexanderplatz 7 / Park Inn, 10178 Berlin, Germany (more...)


Speak Your Truth Presents SPEAKING FOR THE UNSPOKEN, 9/06
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

Speak Your Truth has announced an evening of art with a taste of java on September 6 at 6pm. Speaking for the Unspoken is a group show featuring the art of Christina Thomas, Joel Silbert, Francine Steadman, Chloe Krulak, Karen Lindsay, Josh Lucas, Jonah Markowitz, Shivani Mistry and Phoebe Foley. All art work will be sold for a $500 and under. (more...)


Sarah Charlesworth's 1980 Series STILLS Reprised at the Art Institute of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

Stills, a photographic series shown by Sarah Charlesworth (1947-2013) in February 1980, helped to define a photography-driven movement in American art that remains a cornerstone of contemporary art: the Pictures Generation. The series of appropriated newspaper photographs, cropped and blown up to 78 inches tall, depicts people falling or leaping from buildings at life-threatening heights. The very title “Stills” evokes a movie still, or a moment frozen in time. These images are particularly haunting in an era when selfies and social media have partly eclipsed the tabloid press. These over-lifesize images of frozen moments ask us to consider how our most private, existential experiences will play out in the public eye. (more...)


Sponsors for NYC Exhibition PORTRAITS: REFLECTIONS BY EMERGING IRANIAN ARTISTS Set
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the opening of the exhibition Iran Inside Out at the Chelsea Museum in 2009 and on the first anniversary of Iran Modern, which debuted at the Asia Society in 2013, curators Roya Khadjavi Heidari and Massoud Nader are pleased to present Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists, a groundbreaking group show which will further shed light on, and explore Iran's contemporary art scene by showcasing work by over 20 young Iranian artists who were raised, educated, and born there. Opening Wednesday, September 17, the exhibition will be on view through September 29, 2014 at Rogue Space Chelsea, located at 508 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001. (more...)


Andrea Rosen Gallery to Display Matthew Ritchie Exhibit, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

Andrea Rosen Gallery is delighted to present Ten Possible Links, Matthew Ritchie's fifth solo-exhibition with the gallery. Weaving together four distinct projects, the exhibition embodies a comprehensive visual examination of diagrammatic thinking. Encompassing a wide range of mediums, Ritchie's immersive installation - including painting, wall drawing, sculpture, sound and moving image - demonstrates the complexity and transient nature of information. (more...)


The Art Institute of New York City's Students and Grads Will Present at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Fashion designers have a dreamto see their collections on the runway. For 13 Fashion Design students and graduates of The Art Institute of New York City, that dream will become reality at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. They'll debut their Spring/Summer 2015 collections in front of an international audience of fashion professionals and journalists, and make their entrance into New York City's vibrant fashion scene. The show will take place on Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. (ET) at Lincoln Center in New York City. (more...)


Peter Blum Gallery Presents CHRIS MARKER: KOREANS, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

Peter Blum is pleased to announce the exhibition Chris Marker: Koreans. (more...)


The Smithsonian Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, 9/15-10/15
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) through a series of vibrant performances, lectures, family activities and exhibitions at various museums around the Institution. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. A full calendar of events and information about tickets is available here. (more...)


Labor Day Weekend Exhibition at Ocean Galleries Features Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

Meet the artists at gallery receptions throughout the weekend. Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) hosts two exceptional artists for a Labor Day weekend exhibition: Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz. 'Wine and Romance - the Evocative Images of Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz' opens at the gallery today, August 29, 2014 and runs through Sunday, August 31, 2014. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the two artists at receptions taking place in the Stone Harbor gallery from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM today, August 29, Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31, 2014. The exhibit is free and open to the public, with all artwork available for acquisition. 'We are excited to welcome these two talented artists back to the gallery,' explained Kim Miller, owner of Ocean Galleries. 'Their styles are quite different, but complimentary. Viktor Shvaiko paints cafes and intimate scenes from Italy, France, and other European destinations with a great sense of lighting and shadows in a classic style. Thomas Stiltz uses an old world technique of applying many layers of glazed oil paint to express the pleasures of sight, taste, sound, smell, and touch.' Born in Altai, one of Russia's most remote and off-the-beaten-track towns, Viktor Shvaiko grew up surrounded by the beauty of the wilderness. His natural inclination for fine arts and his strong urge to share his vision of nature drove him to find a way into the Novoaltaisk Artistic School, one of the most prestigious schools for the arts in the former Soviet Union, where he acquired the skills of a true artist. A strict regimen of drawing, an intricate technique of using colors, and the influence of the nineteenth century Russian artist Karl Brynllow brought Viktor Shvaiko close to a traditional academic style of painting. At this point, Viktor's subject focus became the beautiful Altai landscapes. The Shvaiko family later moved to Transkarpathia, the western mountainous portion of Ukraine, where Viktor became enchanted with the picturesque and breathtakingly beautiful countryside. His travels took him to Yugoslavia and then on to Italy, where he began painting various village scenes with great detail. Years later, Viktor settled in New York City. There he developed his penchant for painting quaint cafes and other intimate places from his travels that we see in his work today and that have become his trademark. His enticing mix of beauty and mystery has drawn the interest and admiration of collectors from around the world. Thomas Stiltz received a B.A. in Fine Art and M.A. in Photography from the University of Delaware. After a highly successful career in photography and graphic design, Stiltz began his career as a painter in the mid-1990s. Stiltz was drawn initially to the still life genre, with early influences such as Cezanne, Vermeer, and the Spanish still life painters of the 1600s. He later began incorporating his skills as a photographer, exacting manipulation of materials and creating a photographic visual language through his art. Stiltz uses an old world technique of applying many layers of glazed oil paint, which gives color intensity and depth. His optimistic art creates and invents wonderful visions that strive to express the pleasures of all the senses. Stiltz believes art should provide stability and beauty to which we can anchor our constantly changing existence. Precision and clarity define his work and give him the ability to examine his thoughts and responses to world. Stiltz's works have been exhibited by more than 50 galleries around the United States, Canada, and China, and he has had over 40 one-man shows featuring his photography and paintings. The 'Wine and Romance - the Evocative Images of Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz' exhibition will include original artwork and prints by the two artists, all available for acquisition. The collection will be on display at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) today, August 29 through Sunday, August 31, 2014, with special receptions from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM today, August 29, Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Stone Harbor gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily during the summer season. For more or directions, call 609-368-7777 or visit oceangalleries.com For over 25 years, Ocean Galleries has provided quality art by contemporary artists to their clients while practicing the highest standards of credibility and integrity in a comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere. With locations in Stone Harbor and Avalon, New Jersey, the distinguished art galleries feature an ever-changing display of artwork that includes local artists' watercolors, nationally recognized artists' originals, popular beach prints and high-end reproductions. Ocean Galleries also carries fine furniture and hand-made crafts from America and around the world. For more information, please call 609.368.7777 or visit www.oceangalleries.com (more...)


Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Presents RE-PURPOSED/RE-SEEN, Now thru 10/18
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

There is much more to going green than putting water bottles or newspapers in a recycling bin. There is also great potential for creating beauty with the things we have discarded. That is one reason the Cultural Council has reached out to artists all over Palm Beach County to create with re-used objects in its two part exhibition 'Re-purposed/Re-seen,' tonight, August 29 to October 18. (more...)


A.I.R. Gallery Presents IF THESE WALLS..., Now thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

For the month of September, A.I.R. Gallery artists will show new work and create a series of site-specific installations to transform one of the 19th-century houses at Nolan Park on Governors Island. Re-enlivening its abandoned interiors, If These Walls... includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, works on paper, and site-specific installations. Inspired by the location in Nolan Park on Governors Island, the artists have envisioned works that hold conversations with the site and history of the house. If These Walls... will open today, August 29, 2014. Visiting hours are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through September, from 11am to 5pm. The exhibition will also be open on Labor Day. (more...)


AxS Festival 2014 to Mix Art and Science in Pasadena, 9/19-10/5
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

Pasadena Arts Council (PAC) is proud to announce AxS Festival 2014 | Curiosity, in diverse venues throughout the greater Pasadena area from Friday, September 19, 2014, through Sunday, October 5, 2014. (more...)


Harris Diamant's HEADONICS Exhibition to Open 9/6 at Luise Ross Gallery
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

Harris Diamant's HEADONICS exhibition will open September 6 at Luise Ross Gallery in New York City. (more...)


Broward Cultural Division to Host Creative Investment Program Workshop for Broward-Based Artists, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

Broward Cultural Division invites interested Broward-based artists to a grant workshop for the Creative Investment Program (CIP), offered on Tuesday, September 9 at 5:30 PM in the Broward County Main Library, Cybrary Computer Lab, 7th Floor, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. (more...)


Washington Pavilion Welcomes New Visual Arts Center Director
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

The Washington Pavilion has announced that Kara Dirkson, a professional and experienced ambassador for the arts, will become the new Director of the Visual Arts Center (VAC) at the Washington Pavilion beginning September 29. (more...)


National Geographic Photographer James Blair to Present Work at THT
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

James Blair worked as a staff photographer for the National Geographic Magazine for thirty years. He has had more than 45 stories published in the magazine, and more than 2000 of his photos have appeared within its covers. (more...)


The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey's Fall Exhibits to be On View Through January 2015
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will present its Fall Exhibitions on view through January 18, 2015. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 28, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and is a free event open to all. Several of the artists will discuss their work at 3:00 pm. (more...)




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