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Art Kiosk: New Bay Area exhibition space opens photo-based installation

Alone, new, a site-specific, photo based installation by artist Frank Boban, is on view at The Art Kiosk from May 18-June 23, 2019.  The  Art Kiosk, a new and unique exhibition space curated by Fung Collaboratives, is bringing thought provoking artwork to Redwood City, CA and the San Francisco Bay Area. A ten month long exhibition program features artwork that is greatly undiscovered in this part of the Bay Area: Installation Art and Art in the Public Realm. Participating Art Kiosk artists range from emerging to establish and invited to come from the Bay Area and around the world to install their site-specific commissions. Each installation is ambitious, relevant to current times and the site, and embraces content to challenge the viewer.  Boban’s installation transforms ART KIOSK into a giant camera obscura for viewers to walk into and experience real time city happenings and actions. The glass facades showcases four

Robert Shelton’s Old Tucson Studios Collection among items in Hollywood memorabilia up for auction

The Old Tucson Studios Collection of Robert Shelton is among a 600-piece Hollywood Auction from Boston-based RR Auction. Robert “Bob” Shelton was a cinematic industry icon and all-around Tucson, Arizona legend best known for literally bringing Hollywood to the desert. When Bob purchased Old Tucson in 1958, his original intentions were for a Western theme park, but to the benefit of us all, the story took an unexpected, albeit befitting turn. The intricately authentic set, originally built for 1940’s film Arizona, starring Jean Arthur and William Holden, ended up becoming the filming home to over 300 motion pictures, all under the masterful helm of Shelton. Born in Columbus, Ohio on March 21, 1915, Shelton was—first and foremost—an incredible person. His friends will passionately tell you no one ever had a bad word to say about him. Regardless of his personal well-being, even towards the end of his rich 95

Exhibition celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the opening of Nailya Alexander Gallery

In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of the opening of Nailya Alexander Gallery, the gallery opened Color of Light: Fifteen Years of Nailya Alexander Gallery, on view from Thursday May 16th to Friday July 12th, 2019. For the past decade and a half, the gallery has prided itself on its diverse roster of contemporary international fine-art photographers, as well as on its collection of rare and vintage gelatin-silver prints by the great pioneers of the Russian avant-garde. Color of Light is a celebration of the creative genius of the contemporary artists represented by and exhibited at Nailya Alexander Gallery. The show includes works by an international group of twelve photographers and printmakers from Russia, Finland, Germany, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. What unites these artists is their poetic approach to photography, their sensitive investigations of the nature and color of ligh

Gazelli Art House Baku opens a four year survey of the artist Stanley Casselman’s work

Gazelli Art House Baku is presenting Labyrinths of Light, a four year survey of the artist Stanley Casselman, curated by David Anfam. This exhibition marks Casselman’s second solo show with the gallery and includes a concise selection from the Frequency, Untitled-Presence, Day One and Liquid series. Throughout his career, Casselman’s work has been fuelled by a fascination with the properties of light. Starting twenty-five years ago, in response to looking at the stained glass windows of Westminster Abbey, Casselman began his artistic practice creating rear-illuminated paintings. He then turned his focus on to his pioneering work with polyester screens. Casselman captures the varied properties of light through his bold, large-scale, abstract paintings full of hills, valleys, peaks and troughs. These colorful labyrinths of works from Frequency and Untitled-Presence series explore surface tension and abstractions in i

Not so crazy: Cannes film upends Hitchcock’s ‘hysterical’ women

Jessica Hausner, one of four female directors vying for the Cannes top prize, remembers watching "crazy women" in movies by the great Hollywood masters and sensing something was off. "I mean 'Vertigo' -- it was clear he was the one who was crazy," she said of Hitchcock's film noir classic in which a traumatised policeman (James Stewart) tracks a "hysterical" woman (Kim Novak). For Hausner's feminist sci-fi thriller "Little Joe", which is premiering at the world's top film festival, she said she wanted to explore how "crazy" becomes a label used to keep women down. "I was always fascinated by the films about crazy women. I felt that male perspective and I thought 'Yeah, but what's so crazy about them?'" she said. "The 'craziness' of women is actually the very interesting point about them because I think it's also about being sensitive and intelligent." "Little Joe", the Austrian director's first English-language feature, tells the story of Alice (British actress Emily Beecham), a sen

Major Victoria Crowe exhibition opens in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s City Art Centre hosts the first major study to showcase the esteemed career of one of the UK’s leading artists, Victoria Crowe. Embracing every aspect of Crowe’s practice, the exhibition features over 150 pieces, stemming from youthful student paintings which laid the foundation of her career to the assured landscapes and portraits of recent years. Drawing from 50 solo exhibitions, 50 Years of Painting traces the rise of this exceptional artist, from early beginnings in which we catch glimpses of riches to come, through the highs and lows of her personal and professional life played out on canvas and paper, to recent years, where the cold light of a winter’s day in the Scottish Borders or the heat of a Venetian sunset still echo Crowe’s appreciation of early Renaissance and North European Painting. The exhibition is displayed throughout the City Art Centre, spanning four gallery fl

Moniker New York closes with increased attendance

Moniker International Art Fair, the premier showcase of Urban Art and its related subcultures, closed its second New York edition on a high note Sunday, May 5, 2019. Newly relocated from Greenpoint to a 15,000 square foot former retail space in Manhattan’s NoHo district (718 Broadway), Moniker 2019 featured a hyper-curated lineup of 28 exhibitors and four Special Projects, hailing from 13 countries around the globe. Their Manhattan debut reported strong sales and over 8,500 visitors over the course of the 5-day event. “This year we were able to accomplish what we have been trying to do in London for the last 10 years. With the New York fair we saw more international exhibitors and the convergence of the artworld including legendary photographer Martha Cooper alongside younger artists such as Miss Van from Barcelona. We’re building a global community; it's not about quick sales, it's about long term engagement wi

Solo exhibition of the Italian artist Antonella Zazzera opens at Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger

On the occasion of the Paris Gallery Weekend 2019, Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger launched a new solo exhibition of the Italian artist Antonella Zazzera, whose work is also on display until June 28 in the exhibition TISSAGE TRESSAGE quand la sculpture défile à Paris ! in the Espace Monte-Cristo Fondation at the Villa Datris in Paris. Antonella Zazzera was born in Umbria in 1976 and attended the Academy of Fine Arts of Perugia, from which she graduated in 1999. Passionate about chiaroscuro and its capacity to model forms across light, she began by making numerous pencil copies of the paintings of Caravaggio. Her first important works from the end of the 1990s are her three-dimensional Rilievi. They are constructed either of layers of sedimented gesso notched onto a wooden base which lay out the space, time, and gestures of the artist, or as in the Moduli, of gesso affixed to gauze strips to observe moving bodies and imperceptibl

Ponti Art Gallery presents masterpiece by Ubaldo Oppi and remarkable artworks by Maria Lai

Ponti Art Gallery is offering important masterpieces coming from several private collections. The selection starts from a masterpiece by the greatest exponent of Magical Realism, Ubaldo Oppi, Rural afternoon, vital and joyful painting, dedicated to the theme of “feast day”, to the representation of a village Sunday, in which music accompanies silence and delights the placid quiet of the day. The subject of the painting almost seems to echo the atmosphere narrated by the famous poetry of Leopardi, and some Leopardian cadences can also be felt in the atmosphere of the work, pervaded by a melancholy joy, by a pensive and serious joy. Compared to works performed by Oppi in the same period, the compositional layout is more clearly plastic: the figures have now acquired greater proportions, and the mass of the houses has advanced towards the first floor. The further important artwork offered by Ponti Art Gallery is an oil by Dui